Obama, China & the North Pole: Arctic week in review

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The Yong Sheng arriving in Rotterdam on September 10, 2013. The Yong Sheng is the first commercial Chinese ship to transit through the Northern Sea Route, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans by way of the Bering Strait and Russia's northern coast.(Robin Utrecht /AFP/Getty Images)
The Yong Sheng arriving in Rotterdam on September 10, 2013. The Yong Sheng is the first commercial Chinese ship to transit through the Northern Sea Route, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans by way of the Bering Strait and Russia’s northern coast. A story looking at Chinese company Cosco’s intention to increase Arctic shipping was among your most read stories this week. (Robin Utrecht /AFP/Getty Images)

On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories from Eye on the Arctic this week:

– All eyes are on Alaska this month as the state gets ready for U.S. President Barack Obama’s upcoming Arctic visit 

-Chinese shipping giant Cosco says it’s considering a big boost in shipping traffic along the Northern Sea Route

-After a series of serious oil spills, two of Russia’s northern republics pledge better cooperation in responding to environmental accidents

– Finland’s Arctic Lapland province gets its first official ‘hot day’ of the season

– Russia recently made its 100th trip to the North Pole, dwarfing expeditions by other countries that number only 18 visits combined

That’s all from us for now. Apologies for getting this up late. We’ll have your next Eye on the Arctic review up on schedule this Friday!

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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