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International

China, Russia … and Canada… singled out in new U.S. Arctic defense strategy

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North China and Russia are being singled out in the new U.S. Arctic defense strategy, echoing the increasing rhetoric from U.S. officials in recent months targeting the two »

Politics

Canadian Arctic report urges stronger ties with NATO, Indigenous communities, but weak on science, say experts

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development presented its report on the Arctic to Canada’s House of Commons on Wednesday, and northern experts are praising the »

Environment & Animal Life

U.S., Russia thwarting black carbon reduction in Arctic, says Finland

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North Black carbon pollution remains a pressing concern in the Arctic, but the U.S. and Russia are thwarting regional co-operation efforts to combat the problem, says Finland’s Ministry of »

International

Alaska drilling, China, and the Arctic Council handover to Iceland : Northern news to watch for in 2019

All year long, Eye on the Arctic brings you news, and newsmakers, from around the North. But as 2019 gets underway, we’ve taken a pause to check in with our Eye on the Arctic expert bloggers to get their take »

Environment & Animal Life

Increasing ocean acidification ushering in an era of uncertainty for Arctic, says report

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North.  If left unchecked, acidification levels in the Arctic Ocean will have significant consequences for northern communities as well as the rest of the globe says a report released »

Indigenous

Feature Interview: International Inuit leader stresses importance of Indigenous voices on world stage

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North.  As global players ramp up interest in the Arctic, the organization representing the world’s Inuit wrapped up their general assembly in Alaska in July with a pledge to »

Indigenous

Arctic Indigenous food culture takes the day at international cookbook awards

Each week, Eye on the Arctic brings you news and views from around the North A book showcasing the recipes of  Indigenous peoples from across the Arctic took the day at the Gourmand International Cookbook Awards in Yantai, China. EALLU »

International

Cooperation, conciliation & Trudeau’s lashing by the NWT : The year in Arctic news

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North For our 2017 Arctic news roundup series, we checked in with some of our expert bloggers, for their take on this year’s Arctic news: what the media got »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Arctic countries blast Trump decision to withdraw from Paris climate deal

Politicians from many of the world’s eight circumpolar nations wasted no time lambasting U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday after he announced his plans to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. “The richest nation in the world shows its negligence regarding the »

Indigenous, International, Politics

Arctic Council presents united front as Finland takes over from U.S.

FAIRBANKS, Alaska –The run up to this week’s Arctic Council ministerial was dominated by just how U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would navigate his first Arctic Council ministerial as chair. But at the meeting on Thursday, the forum presented a united »