Eye on the Arctic – Week in Review 12/05/19

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Shipping traffic went down  along the Northern Sea Route this year, after four years of increases.  (Vladimir Chistyakov/Associated Press)
Shipping traffic went down along the Northern Sea Route this year, after four years of increases. (Vladimir Chistyakov/Associated Press)
On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories on Eye on the Arctic this week:

– What does the sinking of the Oryong 501 trawler off the coast of Russia`s Far East tell us about fishing and shipping issues in the Arctic? Cryopolitics blogger Mia Bennett weighs in.

-The Northern Sea Route saw a downturn in traffic in 2014 after four years of increased use. Russian officials say political issues were not the cause.

-Denmark made headlines around the world this week when it filed a submission to the United Nations claiming the North Pole

– Russian aircraft activity in the Arctic continues to case concerns in countries like Finland, while Norway says there has been no significant change from the previous year

That’s all from Eye on the Arctic this week.

Keep an eye out next Friday for Part 1 of our Arctic Year in Review 2014, where we’ll talk Arctic Council, resource extraction and indigenous issues with Heather Exner-Pirot,  managing editor of Arctic Yearbook .

In the meantime, we’ll be back on Monday with more news and newsmakers from across the North.

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

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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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