Erosion, geopolitics and the Beaufort Sea: Arctic week in review

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A view of the Beaufort Sea from the community of  Tuktoyaktuk in Canada's Northwest Territories. Imperial Oil's decision to delay drilling in the Beaufort was among your most read stories this week. (Rick Bowmer/AP)
A view of the Beaufort Sea from the community of Tuktoyaktuk in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Imperial Oil’s decision to delay drilling in the Beaufort was among your most read stories this week. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories from Eye on the Arctic this week:

– An Arctic expert sounds the alarm on tensions between Russia and the West and what it may mean for circumpolar relations

-Imperial Oil delays a massive joint-venture project to drill in the Beaufort Sea in the Canadian Arctic

-A report looking at erosion rates in the U.S. finds Arctic Alaska is among the regions hardest hit

– What do Swedes turn to in times of crisis? A new study finds that nature fills an important role for many

-Finland investigates the suspected violation of their airspace by a military transport plane from Russia

That’s all from us for this week. We’ll 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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