Environment, oil and Russia’s military: Arctic week in Review

A look back at the week's news and events.(Chris Wattie/Reuters)
A look back at the week’s news and events.(Chris Wattie/Reuters)
 On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories on Eye on the Arctic this week:

Could Greenpeace’s Save the Arctic campaign actually be harming the environmental movement in the North? Arctic expert Heather Exner-Pirot explored this in a January blog post that continues to top our most read list

– Russia’s activities in the North continue to concern its neighbours after it’s revealed that a Russian bomber intercepted by Norwegian F-16s last week was carrying a nuclear warhead

-And in energy news, Deutsche Welle’s Iceblogger looks at the future of Arctic energy exploitation and asks the question: is oil a valuable asset or a liability?

Eye on the Arctic Feature Interview
Alyson Azzara, ICCT.
Alyson Azzara

And in this week’s Friday feature interview, Eye on the Arctic’s Eilís Quinn talks to  Alyson Azzara, a marine researcher at The International Council on Clean Transportation, about the ICCT’s new report: Air pollution from marine vessels in the U.S. High Arctic in 2025:

That’s all from us this week. Eye on the Arctic will be back on Monday with more stories and newsmakers from across the North!

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

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is an award-winning 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 murder of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received the silver medal for “Best Investigative Article or Series” at the 2019 Canadian Online Publishing Awards. The project also received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City.

Her report “The Arctic Railway: Building a future or destroying a culture?” on the impact a multi-billion euro infrastructure project would have on Indigenous communities in Arctic Europe was a finalist at the 2019 Canadian Association of Journalists award in the online investigative category.

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

Her work on climate change in the Arctic has also been featured on the TV science program Découverte, as well as Le Téléjournal, the French-Language CBC’s flagship news cast.

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."

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