Highlights / baffin

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Greenland wants its say in huge Canadian Arctic mining project

High up in the Canadian Arctic a giant open pit mine is extracting millions of tonnes of iron ore which is then shipped to destinations in Europe and Asia. The Baffinland company’s Mary River site on Baffin Island, originally began »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Immigration & Refugees, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Update: Seismic oil and gas exploration in Arctic waters postponed again

It has been controversial since it was first proposed by a consortium of oil and gas companies in 2011.  The consortium wants to conduct seismic exploration off the coast of Baffin Island but have faced strong opposition to the plan. »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International

Greenpeace to record seismic oil exploration in the Arctic

There has, and continues to be, great controversy about oil exploration in the Arctic. One aspect of that is seismic exploration for potential oil and gas reserves under the Arctic seabed. Against ongoing protest, the Canadian government has granted permission »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International

Arctic mine’s contentious request

An Inuit organization has asked a federal minister to get involved in a dispute in the Arctic. Bernard Valcourt, the federal Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development minister, now finds himself caught between a huge mining company asking him to intervene »