Environment, oil and Russia’s military: Arctic week in Review

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A look back at the week's news and events.(Chris Wattie/Reuters)
A look back at the week’s news and events.(Chris Wattie/Reuters)
 On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories on Eye on the Arctic this week:

Could Greenpeace’s Save the Arctic campaign actually be harming the environmental movement in the North? Arctic expert Heather Exner-Pirot explored this in a January blog post that continues to top our most read list

– Russia’s activities in the North continue to concern its neighbours after it’s revealed that a Russian bomber intercepted by Norwegian F-16s last week was carrying a nuclear warhead

-And in energy news, Deutsche Welle’s Iceblogger looks at the future of Arctic energy exploitation and asks the question: is oil a valuable asset or a liability?

Eye on the Arctic Feature Interview
Alyson Azzara, ICCT.
Alyson Azzara

And in this week’s Friday feature interview, Eye on the Arctic’s Eilís Quinn talks to  Alyson Azzara, a marine researcher at The International Council on Clean Transportation, about the ICCT’s new report: Air pollution from marine vessels in the U.S. High Arctic in 2025:

That’s all from us this week. Eye on the Arctic will be back on Monday with more stories 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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