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International, Society

Roundup of COVID-19 responses around the Arctic

With the number of COVID-19 cases outside of China increasing rapidly, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a global pandemic on March 12, urging governments “to take urgent and aggressive action” to stop its spread. Eye on the Arctic» 

Health, International, Society

Roundup of COVID-19 responses around the Arctic

With the number of COVID-19 cases outside of China increasing 13-fold, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a global pandemic on Thursday, urging governments “to take urgent and aggressive action” to stop its spread. Eye on the Arctic compiled» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International

History Canada: Mar. 6, 1934: Canada’s epic reindeer project

While we have long seen American movies of cowboys moving great herds of cattle to market across the unspoiled western prairie landscape, one of the greatest herding efforts ever finally ended on March 5, 1935. It must surely rank as» 

L-R: Vincenzo Morello, Levon Sevunts, Marc Montgomery

Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, The Link

The LINK Online Feb 14.15.16, 2020

Your hosts today, Levon Sevunts, Vincenzo Morello,Marc Montgomery (video of show at bottom Canada plans to support ban on heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping Environmentalists have long been concerned about shipping in the Arctic using heavy fuel oil (HFO)» 

Economy, Environment

Canada plans to support ban on heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping

Canada will support a ban on the use of heavy fuel oil by ships plying Arctic waters at the upcoming meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, Transport Canada officials announced during a teleconference call Wednesday, according to» 

Environment

Biosecurity an increasing concern in Arctic, Antarctic regions, experts warn

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North. As the climate warms, biosecurity issues will become an increasing concern for the polar regions says Kevin Hughes, a researcher at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and lead» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

The Arctic will change even if emissions capped

A recent international study says the Arctic environment will change. This is even if the world was able to cap emissions and limit global warming to the target of a 2-degree Celsius increase. The study involving American, Danish, Finnish, British,» 

Politics

Arctic features prominently in new Canadian defence marching orders

Beefing up Canada’s surveillance, defence and rapid-response capabilities in the Arctic are among the top priorities outlined by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the marching orders handed to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan on Friday. Sajjan’s mandate letter – a set» 

Society

Canadian Coast Guard completes 2019 Arctic operational season

With Canada’s northernmost regions plunged into the polar night, the Canadian Coast Guard has completed its 2019 Arctic operational season, officials with Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced Monday. The heavy Canadian icebreaker CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent was the last vessel» 

Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Microplastics found in all arctic beluga whales tested

A Canadian research team tested seven belugas in the eastern Beaufort Sea that had been harvested by Inuvialuit hunters. In each of the animals the scientists found evidence of microplastics in the stomachs and intestines. The area around Tuktoyaktuk is»