Highlights/northwest passage

Indigenous, Politics

Washington plans to send U.S. Navy through Northwest Passage

Canada should brace for a potentially bruising political showdown with the United States this summer as Washington considers sending its navy through the Northwest Passage, undermining Canada’s sovereignty claim over the Arctic sea route in a message intended as a» 

Politics

Canadian Arctic report urges stronger ties with NATO, Indigenous communities, but weak on science, say experts

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development presented its report on the Arctic to Canada’s House of Commons on Wednesday, and northern experts are praising the» 

International

Alaska drilling, China, and the Arctic Council handover to Iceland : Northern news to watch for in 2019

All year long, Eye on the Arctic brings you news, and newsmakers, from around the North. But as 2019 gets underway, we’ve taken a pause to check in with our Eye on the Arctic expert bloggers to get their take» 

Economy, Environment, International

Arctic melting: more shipping will mean concern for marine life

In the not so distant past the Arctic seas were dangerous, mysterious places that took the lives and the ships of many explorers. Now with climate change, the ice free season is lasting longer and longer and enabling tourist vessels» 

Environment, Society

French explorer plans to ski and dive along Northwest Passage

French explorer Alban Michon plans a solo skiing and diving expedition along part of the fabled Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago to raise awareness of risks facing the fragile northern environment due to climate change. The Northwest Passage» 

International

Fishing diplomacy, rethinking China & how Twitter is improving northern news : 2017 Arctic Year in Review

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North The end of the year is a time to take stock. Here at Eye on the Arctic, it’s also the time when we check in with our bloggers» 

International, Politics

U.S. Arctic strategy puts Canada and Russia on notice

A U.S. Arctic strategy document made public this week is putting both Moscow and Ottawa on notice that Washington considers the Arctic a vital if somewhat neglected area of national security interests and intends to vigorously defend them. “This strategy, which» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics

Luxury cruise ship heads to Arctic, but no environmental review

The search for the fabled Northwest Passage had cost the lives of many a European explorer whose ships became frozen and crushed by the bitter Arctic ice. Now with climate change, it seems sailing the passage through the Arctic archipelago» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

The search for Terror continues (HMS Terror that is)

It was and remains one of the longest maritime mysteries ever. At the end of this month Canada will continue the search to solve another part of that mystery. What happened to the 1845 Franklin expedition’s ships and crew in» 

Environment

NASA satellite image of ice-free Northwest Passage reveals the ‘new normal’

They say an image is sometimes worth a thousand words. And this NASA satellite photograph of the nearly ice free Northwest Passage snaking through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago illustrates the Arctic’s “new normal” as climate change continues to transform the»