Highlights / Ellesmere Island


Federal government apologizes to Baffin Inuit for sled dog killings, forced relocations

The apology comes with $20 million to fund cultural activities and healing programs Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett gave a wide-ranging apology to Inuit of Baffin Island in Iqaluit on Wednesday. “We failed to provide you with proper housing, »

Over the past few years, due to higher summer temperatures, scientists have seen an increase in landforms that are caused by melting ice in the permafrost.


Permafrost degradation spreads in High Arctic

Polar deserts in Canada’s High Arctic are undergoing rapid changes as increases in summer air temperatures lead to permafrost thaw, leaving giant horseshoe-shaped pockmarks on the barren terrain, according to a new study. The study by McGill University researchers, published »


Climate destruction on Ellesmere Island – Canada’s shrinking glaciers

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North.  Arctic glaciers are shrinking at an alarming rate and show no signs of regeneration, says a recent study conducted in Canada. The research looked at glaciers between 1999 »

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Eye on the Arctic – Understanding the Milne ice shelf

Each week, Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North The last fully intact ice shelf on northern Ellesmere Island in Canada’s Arctic may soon be slipping away. Ice shelves found in the island’s North are »

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Plant life buried and frozen for 400 years, and…. still alive.

It was an amazing discovery and debunked a previously held theory. Dr La Farge at the margin of the Tear Drop Galcier, Sverdrup Pass, C Ellesmere Island, Nunavut. The sky is just visible at the top of the glacier surface »