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Animals, Environment

Ebola killing chimps and gorillas

While human cases of Ebola are decreasing in West Africa, the virus is taking a heavy toll on chimpanzee and gorillas in Central Africa. The World Wildlife Fund estimates the mortality rate for infected gorillas is 95 per cent and» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Obama, oil drilling and injustice in Canada’s North: Arctic in Review

 Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North  From Obama to ANWR to Arctic drilling, news from Alaska dominated many headlines this week: – Shell announces it intends to restart drilling in Arctic Alaska this» 

Environment, Science and Technology

Did province just break a fracking earthquake world record?

Hydraulic fracturing has caused a series of earthquakes “including a record-breaking tremor with a felt magnitude of 4.4 last week” in the Canadian province of Alberta, according to an article on The Tyee website by journalist and author Andrew Nikiforuk. Nikiforuk» 

Animals, Environment, International, Science and Technology

Controversial wolf cull now underway in B.C

.The west coast province of British Columbia has embarked on a plan to shoot wolves in what they say is an immediate action in an effort to save the few remaining caribou of the South Selkirk herd. The South Selkirk» 

Animals, Environment, International, Science and Technology

Canadian research: new orangutan discovery

A Canadian researcher was working on a project in Borneo involving the rare snow leopard, when  he stumbled across a previously unknown behaviour in orangutans. Brent Loken is a doctoral candidate at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia in the» 

Environment, International, Science and Technology

Global “Doomsday” edges closer

“This is about doomsday; this is about the end of civilization as we know it,” bulletin executive director Kennette Benedict Scientists have moved the “Doomsday Clock” another two minutes closer to the end fo the world. The time is now» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Indigenous, International, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

‘Poverty porn,’ Obama & Inuit health: Arctic week in review

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North   On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories on Eye on the Arctic this week. –  In #SavetheArctic…from Greenpeace Northern expert and Eye» 

Environment, International, Lifestyle, Sports

World ice-boat championships come to Ontario.

Kingston Ontario has ideal ice this year While many shun the cold of a northern winter, it does have it’s advantages. For example, there are many who enjoy the chance to practice a whole new set of sports, some of» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, International, Lifestyle, Sports

Warmth, lack of snow in Yukon threatens winter events

Once again, the weather patterns are playing havoc with the Yukon’s reputation for Arctic cold and snow. One of the most famous dogsled races in the world, the Yukon Quest, is set to begin on February 7th, but once again» 

Economy, Environment, Health, History, International, Science and Technology, Society

Japanese film crew in N.W.T., to shoot ice road documentary

Whati, North West Territories will be the home-base for a Japanese film crew for the next two weeks as they put together a documentary about the winter ice road. The six-member crew intends to film the opening of the ice»