Highlights / Arctic

International, Politics

Trudeau and Pompeo discussed the Arctic as Washington pivots attention north

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed Canada-U.S. cooperation in the Arctic during Thursday’s visit by the top American diplomat to Ottawa, amid signs that Washington is growing increasingly concerned by geopolitical challenges posed by» 

Indigenous, Internet, Science and Technology

Canada inaugurates new Arctic science research station

It’s been more than a decade in the making but the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) campus in Cambridge Bay in Nunavut finally opened its doors to the public Wednesday. Federal politicians, territorial leaders and residents of the tiny» 

Environment

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, Indigenous, Politics

Inuit and Ottawa announce new High Arctic marine conservation area, finalize another one

The federal government and the Inuit announced Thursday the first step in the creation of a new marine protected area in the northernmost part of Nunavut in the High Canadian Arctic. The proposed Tuvaijuittuq Marine Protected Area is located off» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Research project seeks to understand climate change impacts in Western Arctic

A group of Canadian and U.S. scientists backed by a NASA aircraft packed with sophisticated remote sensing equipment have converged on the Inuit community of Cambridge Bay in Nunavut as part of an international science project to study how climate» 

Arts and Entertainment

Conversation with Inuk carver Toonoo Sharky – Eye on the Arctic video archive

Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North Carving is usually the first thing that comes to mind when people think about northern art. But just like other art forms in the Arctic, carving is evolving» 

Society

Hybrid Norwegian cruise ship to sail through the Northwest Passage

A Norwegian cruise ship named after one of the country’s most famous polar explorers, Roald Amundsen, who became the first European to sail through the Northwest Passage, is set to become the first hybrid vessel to sail through the famed» 

Economy, Environment, International

Arctic airport, upgrades to deal with climate change

$22 million set aside for climate related upgrades Canada’s far north has been cited as one of the fastest warming regions on Earth. Many areas across the Arctic have been dealing with rapid permafrost melt and changing weather patterns and» 

Environment, Society

Ancient hyenas used to roam Canadian Arctic: study

When we think of hyenas, we usually picture them in the savannah or in a dry environment surrounded by lions or elephants, but this has not always been the case. Thanks to new research, we now know with certainty that» 

Politics

‘Cold, dark and dangerous’ but the Arctic and space bring out the best in humanity: study

When faced with an existential threat, the humanity will rally together despite geopolitical rivalries and political tensions between superpowers. That’s the main lesson of a comparative study published in the journal Polar Record, by Michael Byers, Canada Research Chair in»