Greenland, farming & Jutai Toonoo: Week in Review

Pools of melted ice form atop Jakobshavn Glacier, near the edge of the Greenland ice sheet in 2011. A story looking at the implications of Greenland's ice melt for the world's oceans was among you top stories this week. (Brennan Linsley/AP)
Pools of melted ice form atop Jakobshavn Glacier, near the edge of the Greenland ice sheet in 2011. A story looking at the implications of Greenland’s ice melt for the world’s oceans was among your top stories this week. (Brennan Linsley/AP)

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 story looking at the sudden death of Inuit Artist Jutai Toonoo over the holidays was by far your most read & shared story on Eye on the Arctic this week.

-A recent study looks at Greenland ice sheet melt and sheds light on the disturbing implications this may have for the world’s oceans.

– Getting affordable, fresh produce to Arctic communities is a challenge in the North, no matter if you live in Russia, Canada or the United States. But an Alaska company thinks hydroponic gardens may be the answer, and that these ‘farms-in-a-box’ could be a game changer.

-Arctic Yearbook editor Heather Exner-Pirot looks back at Arctic news in 2015 and tells us what was important, what was missed and what we should be looking for in the year ahead.

-When a new solar power plant was launched in Helsinki last month, consumers snapped up the panels, but since then, interest has lagged and people are trying to figure out why

That’s all from us for now. We’ll be back next week with your top stories and newsmakers from across the North.

Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is an award-winning 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 murder of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received the silver medal for “Best Investigative Article or Series” at the 2019 Canadian Online Publishing Awards. The project also received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City.

Her report “The Arctic Railway: Building a future or destroying a culture?” on the impact a multi-billion euro infrastructure project would have on Indigenous communities in Arctic Europe was a finalist at the 2019 Canadian Association of Journalists award in the online investigative category.

Her multimedia project on the health challenges in the Canadian Arctic, "Bridging the Divide," was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards.

Her work on climate change in the Arctic has also been featured on the TV science program Découverte, as well as Le Téléjournal, the French-Language CBC’s flagship news cast.

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."

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