Eye on the Arctic news round-up

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Greenpeace activists outside Gazprom's headquarters this week. AP Photo/Misha Japaridze.A round-up of stories that made headlines across the North this week.

Canada

A plunge in the world’s diamond market causes a mine in Canada’s eastern Arctic to suspend production.

Iceland

The Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region takes place in Akureyri, Iceland this week.

Russia

Activists dressed like polar bears are arrested in front of Gazprom’s Moscow offices while protesting against Arctic drilling.

Sweden

The government announces major investment in Sweden’s northern mining industry. 

United States

A special report asks the question ‘Do unprecedented Northwest Passage crossings do more harm than good?

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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