Fishing, science missions and the end of diesel in the North? – Arctic week in review

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The Arctic Canadian community of Ukukhaktok in Canada's Northwest Territories. A move to reduce diesel use in community's like this one, were among your most read stories this week. (Eilís Quinn / Eye on the Arctic)
The Arctic Canadian community of Ukukhaktok in Canada’s Northwest Territories. A move to reduce diesel use in communities like this one, were among your most read stories this week. (Eilís Quinn / Eye on the Arctic)

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

– The five nations that boarder the Arctic Ocean signed a moratorium this month on fishing in the region. Does this mark a return of the Arctic Five?  Expert Heather Exner-Pirot explains.

-A story by Alaska Dispatch News takes readers along on an Arctic mission by scientists and the U.S. Coast Guard to better understand weather and environmental conditions in the region

-Has diesel power outlived it’s usefulness as the main power source in Canada’s remote communities? For several regions of Canada, including Yukon and the Northwest Territories, the answer is ‘Yes.’

-Arctic expert Mia Bennett looks at recent comments from Alaska senator Lisa Murkowski that in the Arctic, the United States “has a strategic geographic advantage that no other nation can match.”

Wind power investments are down in Sweden, for the first time since the power trade organization Svensk Vindenergi began keeping track in 2012.

That’s all from us for now. We’ll be back 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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