On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories from Eye on the Arctic this past week:
– Canada’s new Liberal government was sworn in last week, and Hunter Tootoo, the MP for Canada’s eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut, was named Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.
-Greenpeace activists prevent a coal ship from reaching Helsinki, reanimating a debate about the use of coal in Finland’s capital city
-Blogger Mia Bennett looks at what diminishing sea ice in the Arctic means for the future of Arctic mapping and whether southern-drawn maps will do a better job of including indigenous transportation networks.
-A new study looks at how a changing climate drove snowshoe hares north to Alaska
-Sweden launches a new initiative called ‘Fossil-free Sweden,’ as part of its move to became the first fossil-free welfare state
That’s all from us for now. We’ll be back next week with the latest stories and newsmakers from across the North.
Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca