Alaska policy, oil exports and moose threats – Arctic week in Review

Moose health in a changing climate is one of many stories that made Arctic headlines this week. (iStock)
Moose health in a changing climate is one of many stories that made Arctic headlines this week. (iStock)
On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories on Eye on the Arctic this week:

– Alaska passes legislation outlining the state’s Arctic policy which looks at everything from climate to economic and resource development

– A large oil spill is discovered off the coast of Gothenburg, Sweden

-Finland and Sweden, neither of which are NATO members, announce greater military cooperation 

-Scientists raise the alarm over moose health as a changing climate drives them North

-And in Norwegian news, oil exports plunge by half as oil prices continue to plunge

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

Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)


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)

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