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Environment & Animal Life

Hottest May on record with Russian Arctic hardest hit

May 2020 was the hottest May on record, reported the Copernicus Climate Change Service on June 5. Their data shows that globally, last month was 0.63 C warmer than the average May from 1981-2010. Even in Europe, where May 2020 »


COVID-19 roundup: Finns not too mentally affected by virus; Svalbard opens up

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a smaller impact on the psychological health of the population than expected, according to findings from the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL). Tourism to the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard from Norway will be »


COVID-19 roundup: Norway’s reopening continues; census restarts in Alaska

Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg said the population’s cooperation helped contain COVID-19 and has well-positioned the country to continue reopening of the economy. The U.S. Census Bureau says it will begin a phased-in re-start of its field operations in Alaska, »


COVID-19: Northern Siberia residents flout lockdown; antibody testing in Sweden

“Calculate how many people you’ve had contact with over the past five days. Are you ready to forgive yourself if one of them does not survive a coronavirus infection? Was the reason you left home really worth it?” With COVID-19 »


Arctic Indigenous food culture takes the day at international cookbook awards

Each week, Eye on the Arctic brings you news and views from around the North A book showcasing the recipes of  Indigenous peoples from across the Arctic took the day at the Gourmand International Cookbook Awards in Yantai, China. EALLU »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Old images reveal visiting asteroid not a danger

The asteroid that hit Siberia causing damage and injuries was only two-thirds the size of the one set to fly by earth on March 8, 2016. © CBC When Asteroid 2013 TX68 was first spotted, there was concern about how close »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International, Society

Arctic Huskies DNA related to ancient Siberian wolf

If you think that Arctic Huskies have a bit of wolf in them, you’re right. It’s thought that the very first travelers into the new world crossing the Beringia land bridge brought husky-like dogs with them from Siberia to the »