Highlights / Arctic

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Isolation pod will allow safe transport of contagious patients

There is an increasing number of COVID-19 infections in northern Canada and some patients may need to be transported from remote regions to hospitals in the south. Keewatin Air offers medivac services to Canada’s Arctic and has acquired a special »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous

New Indigenous protected area created in the Canadian Arctic

The federal government is investing $1.43 million for the creation of a new Indigenous protected and conserved area in the Canadian Arctic in partnership with the Inuit community of Inukjuak in northern Quebec. The Arqvilliit Indigenous protected and conserved area »


Climate is changing Arctic wildlife habits; unique international study

In recent years many studies have noted changes in Arctic climate, said to be one of the fastest warming areas on the planet. An important new -longterm- collaborative study of wildlife in the world’s circumpolar Arctic and sub-Arctic boreal regions »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Will seismic oil and gas testing go ahead in Arctic refuge?

With the U.S election imminent, an extremely controversial environmental question hangs in the balance. The Trump administration has been pushing for quick approval of seismic testing in a huge Alaskan wildlife refuge that borders on Canada’s Yukon Territory. The Arctic »

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

Thawing permafrost called a threat to the world

Canada needs to cooperate closely and urgently with Russia and other Arctic nations to deal with the rapidly thawing ground, says a former premier of the Canadian territory of Yukon. “Permafrost functioned for thousand years like cement,” says Tony Penikett, »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Report highlights dramatic increase in fuel consumption in Arctic shipping

Fuel consumption by ships plying Arctic waters grew by 82 per cent in recent years, according to a new report by the Arctic Council’s Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) Working Group. The report looked at fuel consumption by »

Environment & Animal Life

Bowhead whales beached in Arctic: victims of killer whales?

A group of Inuit hunters have come across the carcasses of four beached bowhead whales in the high Arctic. The group was hunting polar bears about 60 kilometres north of the Nunavut community of Kugaaruk when they came across the »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Some High Arctic polar bears temporarily benefit from thinning ice: study

As climate change threatens the survival of several polar bear populations in the lower Arctic latitudes, thinning sea ice in a region of the High Arctic between Canada and Greenland has been a boon for a small subpopulation of bears, »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Arctic sea ice shrinks to 2nd lowest level in 42 years

A record warm summer in the Arctic shrank the sea ice covering the polar ocean this year to its second-lowest extent since the beginning of the satellite record in 1979, scientists announced Monday, yet another sign of how climate change »

Environment & Animal Life

Global ice-loss study shows ‘worst case’ scenario

A new study by British researchers into ice loss from the world’s poles and glaciers seems to fulfull ‘worst case’ scenarios predicted some 30 years ago by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) The scientists from the University of »