Highlights / Greenland

Environment, International, Society

Extreme year for icebergs?

Every spring, icebergs float down from the Arctic into shipping lanes off the east coast of Canada. This year it promises to be one of the most active iceberg seasons on record. Last week there were 37 bergs reported in» 

Environment, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Eye on the Arctic: Video Archive

In the run up to the launch of Eye on the Arctic’s next multimedia project this winter, we’ve dug into our archives to bring you some of our most popular videos from past projects. This week, we bring you an» 

Environment, Indigenous, International, Society

Eye on the Arctic: Video Archive

In the run up to the launch of Eye on the Arctic’s next multimedia project this winter, we’ve dug into our archives to bring you some of our most popular videos from past projects. Today, we bring you a conversation with TuuMotz,» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Climate change could expose Cold War relic and its toxic contents

It sounds like something from the X-Files: an abandoned top-secret nuclear weapons program, buried deep under Greenland’s ice sheet comes back to haunt humanity with its toxic contents. But Camp Century is not a figment of Hollywood’s imagination but a» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Greenland shark about 400 years old: study

A new study confirms the belief that Greenland sharks are the longest-living vertebrates on earth. Researchers caught 28 of the elusive animals and estimated one female was about 400 years old. Greenland sharks all over the world “They are an» 

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» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Climate, Greenland ice sheet: new study shows potential greater sea-level rise

The huge Greenland ice sheet is changing and in a newly discovered way. Traditionally, snows falling on the ice sheet transform into new ice as they become compacted by the weight of several metres of snow falling on top of» 

Economy, Environment, 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» 

Immigration & Refugees, Indigenous, International, Society

Inuit from Siberia to Greenland share genes

A new study shows that all Inuit- Iñupiaq speakers in the Arctic share a commen genetic background.  It was published on April 29th in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.  The study was initiated by elders in Barrow, from Alaska’s North» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

China, defence strategy & art: Arctic week in Review

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North   On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories on Eye on the Arctic this week: – Blogger Mia Bennett takes a two-part»