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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» 

International

Canada files submission to establish continental shelf’s outer limits in Arctic Ocean

Canada filed its Arctic continental shelf submission with the U.N. Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on Wednesday, claiming approximately 1.2 million square kilometres of the Arctic Ocean seabed and subsoil in an area that includes the North» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

The genetic surprise of narwhal

It has been, and is, a very widely held belief that genetic diversity in a population of any creature is needed in order to deal with threats from disease and environmental change. A new study by researchers in Denmark has» 

International, Politics

Canada and Denmark announce joint task force to resolve Arctic boundary issues

Canada and Denmark together with Greenland plan to create a joint task force to explore options and provide recommendations on how to resolve outstanding boundary issues in the Arctic between the two nations, officials announced Wednesday. The issues on the» 

Economy, Environment, International

WWF report: International polar bear action plan, far behind schedule

It’s called the Circumpolar Action Plan for the Conservation of Polar bears (CAP).  It’s a ten-year plan begun two years ago which involves the five Arctic nations with bear populations; Canada, Russia, Denmark, Norway, and the U.S. An international action» 

Indigenous, International, Politics

Ottawa ready to discuss Inuit co-management of crucial Arctic habitat: minister

The federal government is ready to sit down with Inuit leaders to discuss the creation of an Inuit-managed protected area in a crucial Arctic habitat located in the waters between Canada and Greenland, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian» 

International, Politics, Society

Foreigners with Daesh: best to kill or reintegrate?

(posting comments open : to post or read comments-scroll to very bottom of page) As Daesh (ISIS) collapses, the risk- and fear- is that hundreds of radicalized foreign fighters will return to their home countries. Several Coalition countries have announced» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Agreement soon on high Arctic fishing in international waters?

The area under discussions is almost 3 million sq/km of ocean beyond the boundaries of Arctic nations known as the Arctic doughnut hole Recently two relatively small sailing yachts on a British expedition made it almost to the North Pole.» 

Uncategorized

Negotiations to control fishing at the top of the world

Arctic nations and several others will meet in Iqaluit in northern Canada this week to discuss controls for a potential Arctic fishery in international waters. The meeting takes place in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada from July 6-8. Since the beginning of» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Muskox rump hair indicative of climate conditions and diet

Forensic scientists have long used chemical and other analyses of hair and teeth to determine such things as diet of an individual, usually for historical purposes. Now researchers at the Arctic Research Centre, Aarhus University in Denmark, are using similar»