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Environment & Animal Life

Scientific expedition winds up in Inuit region of Atlantic Canada

A 10-day research project between an ocean conservation group and the government of the Inuit region of Atlantic Canada wound up this week after a 10-day expedition to better understand the coastline in the region. The Imappivut, (“Our Oceans” in »

Environment & Animal Life

Arctic butterflies get the spotlight in new children’s book

When most people think of Arctic nature, they usually think about ice and snow, seals and polar bears. But a new children’s book is throwing the spotlight on a lesser known part of the Arctic eco-system, namely, butterflies. A Children’s »

Indigenous

Legacy of Inuk artist Itee Pootoogook explored in Canadian exhibition

Inuk artist Itee Pootoogook (1951 – 2014) was well-known for his drawings of solitary figures or architecture placed amongst vast Arctic landscapes, and a Canadian exhibit is underway this summer exploring his career and the evolution of his work. The »

Society

Canadian, Icelandic universities team up for migration conference

Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North Canada’s University of Manitoba and the University of Iceland’s Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages at will team up later this month for a conference looking at migration. The »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous

Reservoir impoundment puts Atlantic Inuit culture at the “point of no return,” says Indigenous leader

The president of Nunatsiavut, the Inuit region of the Atlantic Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, says the beginning of the  impoundment  of the Muskrat Falls reservoir last week, is a danger to people in the region. “Our many efforts »

Environment & Animal Life

Could snow cannons in Antarctica help avert catastrophic sea level rise?

Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North, but today, we bring you a look at climate change from the southern Pole A team of climate scientists has put forward a daring solution to the instability of »

Environment & Animal Life

Researchers to hold memorial to glacier loss in Iceland

Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North Iceland’s Okjökull glacier, or should we say former glacier, will be getting a memorial service this month when a delegation makes the trek to the former site to install »

Environment & Animal Life

2019 Arctic wildfire season ‘unprecedented’ say experts

June and July are shaping up to be the most intense Arctic wildfire periods on record with blazes raging everywhere from Siberia and Alaska to even Greenland. Although fires are a natural part of the boreal forest life cycle, the »

Indigenous

Canadian researchers to establish Indigenous-led centre focused on HIV rates among First Nations, Inuit & Métis

Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has awarded a federal grant to First Nations researchers at Canada’s University of Saskatchewan to establish an Indigenous-led centre devoted to addressing »

Indigenous

Visit an Arctic College class in Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut – Eye on the Arctic video archive

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North. Ever wondered what goes on in one of Nunavut’s Arctic college learning centres? While many people are aware that Nunavut’s Arctic College was set up to provide »