Environment, NATO & Alaska driving: Week in Review

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NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg (L) and Sweden’s Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist at a press conference on November 10, 2015. A story looking at Sweden's greater cooperation with NATO were among your most read stories on Eye on the Arctic this week. (Jessica Gow/AFP/Getty Images)
NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg (L) and Sweden’s Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist at a press conference on November 10, 2015. A story looking at Sweden’s greater cooperation with NATO were among your most read stories on Eye on the Arctic this week. (Jessica Gow/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 past week:

– A short film has been produced by an environmental group and Inuit artists to call for the protection of Lancaster Sound in the Canadian Arctic

-Sweden will share more intelligence with NATO, but stresses that more cooperation does not mean Sweden wants membership in the organization

-Winter has barely started but Alaska drivers are already blasting the poor driving conditions in the state’s capital city of Anchorage

-A new study looks at the effect of the 2007 wildfires in Arctic Alaska on the region’s permafrost

-A Finnish TV host know for his program on nature in Finland’s Arctic Lapland province talks about his journey to becoming a nature enthusiasts  

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

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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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