Jobs, housing & horse manure – Arctic week in reivew

Finland's new bio-fuel programme was among your most read Eye on the Arctic stories this week. (iStock)
Finland’s new bio-fuel programme was among your most read Eye on the Arctic stories this week. (iStock)
On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories from Eye on the Arctic this week:

-U.S. Arctic envoy Robert Papp warns an audience in Canada that Asia is better prepared for northern climate change than many circumpolar countries

– How many horse droppings would it take to heat a house in Finland?  A recent government report tells us not only that, but what this Nordic country plans to do to make the plan a reality.

-Also in Finland, concerns about Russian involvement in a new nuclear project.

-An Inuit community in Canada’s High Arctic celebrates the creation of a new national park in the region, something they hope will bring jobs and economic opportunities to the remote region

– Alaska wildfires force mushers and hundreds of sled dogs from their homes

That’s all from us for 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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