Eye on the Arctic news round-up

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Image: Aki Taavitsainen. Yle News, FinlandA round-up of stories that made headlines across the North this week.

Canada

The future of an important glacier research station in the northwest Yukon territory is uncertain.

Finland

Finnish researchers make a breakthrough in understanding the sounds made by the northern lights.

Norway

Norway’s Defence Ministry State Secretary Roger Ingebrigtsen wants increased NATO exercises in the North. Statoil announces a termpory stop in production at Hammerfest LNG after a leak is detected.

Russia

A Russian general warns Finland against closer coperation with NATO.

Sweden

A Swedish organization announces a plan to help clean up the Baltic Sea.

United States (Alaska)

A study sheds light on the migration patterns of North America’s Inuit and First Nations.

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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