Highlights/Arctic

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» 

Environment, International

Canada ratifies international moratorium on commercial fishing in the High Arctic

Canada has ratified an international accord that will protect nearly three million square kilometres of the Central Arctic Ocean from unregulated commercial fishing. The agreement, which was signed in Ilulissat, Greenland last October, includes the so-called Arctic Five – Canada, Norway,» 

Politics

New Canadian Arctic patrol ships to be affiliated with Inuit communities

In an effort build deeper understanding of Inuit culture and heritage, the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) will affiliate each of its six new Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) with regions of the Inuit Nunangat, the Inuit homeland that stretches through» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics

We’re coming for you Santa Claus! North Pole in claims dispute

Well, the battle lines have now been finalized for claims to the North Pole. The Russians and the Danes have both claimed it as theirs, and now Canada has filed its claim with the United Nations Commission on Limits of» 

L-R: guest Eilis Quinn, Marie-Claude, Levon, Marc

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The LINK Online, May 24,25,26, 2019

Your hosts, Lynn, Levon, Marie Claude, and Marc, with guest Eilis Quinn (Video of show at bottom) Death in the Arctic- Eilis Quinn,  joins us to talk about a very troubling situation in a tiny Arctic hamlet in northern Quebec.» 

Over the past few years, due to higher summer temperatures, scientists have seen an increase in landforms that are caused by melting ice in the permafrost.

Environment

Permafrost degradation spreads in High Arctic

Polar deserts in Canada’s High Arctic are undergoing rapid changes as increases in summer air temperatures lead to permafrost thaw, leaving giant horseshoe-shaped pockmarks on the barren terrain, according to a new study. The study by McGill University researchers, published» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Fossil of world’s earliest fungus unearthed in Canadian Arctic

Scientists have unearthed fossilized fungi in the western Canadian Arctic dating back up to one billion years, nearly half a billion years earlier than previously thought, according to research published in the journal Nature. The discovery of these microscopic and»