Highlights / Arctic

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The LINK Online, Sep 27.28.29, 2019

Your hosts Terry, Levon, and Marc  (video of show at bottom) Major research projects to understand climate change effects on the Arctic Hundreds of scientists from several countries have now embarked on two simultaneous and related research projects in the» 

Environment, International

Inuit group and NGOs renew calls for Arctic heavy fuel oil ban

An Inuit organization and a coalition of environmental NGOs renewed Wednesday their call for urgent action to ban ships sailing in the Arctic from using and carrying heavy fuel oil (HFO) to reduce black carbon emissions and risks of a» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Twin science projects seek to understand impacts of Arctic climate change

Two major international science projects involving hundreds of scientists from around the world are underway in the Arctic seeking to understand the dramatic changes happening in “the epicenter of climate change” and their effect on the rest of the planet.» 

Indigenous, Politics

National Inuit organization outlines priorities for 2019 election

Social infrastructure to deal with the mental health crisis affecting Inuit communities, housing, renewable energy and climate action, a partnership with the Crown and sustainable economic development of Canada’s Arctic regions are among the priorities for federal parties unveiled Friday» 

Environment

Study to be done on establishment of a protected marine area in Atlantic Canada

A coastal area adjacent to the Torngat Mountains National Park in northern Labrador in Atlantic Canada is under consideration to become an Indigenous marine protected area. Canada’s environment minister Catherine McKenna and Johannes Lampe, the president of Nunatsiavut, the Inuit» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Icebreaker wars for control of the Arctic

Defence and geopolitical experts have been watching issues of development in the Arctic with growing interest and concern. Once a remote area devoid of geopolitical manoeuvering, that is no longer the case Even with the observed shortening of the winter» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Tragic Franklin expedition: Remarkable condition of HMS Terror

Sir John Franklin set off in 1845 leading an expedition from England to find the elusive Northwest Passage to the Orient in the high Canadian Arctic. Franklin and the 133 officers and sailors aboard HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, were» 

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»