Eye on the Arctic news round-up

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U.S. air force airmen work on getting RQ-4 Global Hawk Block-20 into its hangar. U.S. defence contractor Northrop Grumman is proposing to sell Global Hawk drones modified to meet the rigours of flying in the Arctic to the Canadian government. (Chris Kaufman/Appeal-Democrat/Associated Press)A round-up of stories that made headlines across the North this week.

Canada

The federal government considers using unmanned aerial vehicles to patrol the Arctic.

Finland

The country wrestles with the environmental legacy of its last mining boom.

Norway

BarentsWatch, an information portal, on the Barents Sea is launched this week.

Russia

Russia’s foreign minister says cross-border relations are a key component to the country’s Arctic policy.

United States (Alaska)

An exhibition highlighting art from across the circumpolar world makes its debut

Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

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Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is a journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic news cooperation project.

Eilís has reported from the Arctic regions of all eight circumpolar countries and has produced numerous documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the North.

Her investigative report "Death in the Arctic: A community grieves, a father fights for change," about the violent death of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on violence and trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City.

Her multimedia project on the health challenges in the Canadian Arctic, "Bridging the Divide," was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards.

Eilís has worked for media organizations in Canada and the United States and as a TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China."

Twitter: @Arctic_EQ

Email: eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

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