Eye on the Arctic news round-up


U.S. air force airmen work on getting RQ-4 Global Hawk Block-20 into its hangar. U.S. defence contractor Northrop Grumman is proposing to sell Global Hawk drones modified to meet the rigours of flying in the Arctic to the Canadian government. (Chris Kaufman/Appeal-Democrat/Associated Press)A round-up of stories that made headlines across the North this week.


The federal government considers using unmanned aerial vehicles to patrol the Arctic.


The country wrestles with the environmental legacy of its last mining boom.


BarentsWatch, an information portal, on the Barents Sea is launched this week.


Russia’s foreign minister says cross-border relations are a key component to the country’s Arctic policy.

United States (Alaska)

An exhibition highlighting art from across the circumpolar world makes its debut

Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is a journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic circumpolar news project. At Eye on the Arctic, Eilís has produced documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the circumpolar world. Her documentary Bridging the Divide was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards. Eilís began reporting on the North in 2001. Her work as a reporter in Canada and the United States, and as TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China" has taken her to some of the world’s coldest regions including the Tibetan mountains, Greenland and Alaska; along with the Arctic regions of Canada, Russia, Norway and Iceland.

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