Oil, Obama & drilling: Week in Review

“The Arctic is changing in ways we were not able to anticipate,” said Jim Overland, a research oceanographer, in a story this week about Arctic Science Summit Week being held in Fairbanks, Alaska. (iStock)
“The Arctic is changing in ways we were not able to anticipate,” said Jim Overland, a research oceanographer, in a story this week about Arctic Science Summit Week being held in Fairbanks, Alaska. (iStock)

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

-Norway’s northernmost oil platform starts pumping after years of delay

-Arctic Science Summit Week took place in Fairbanks, Alaska last week where scientists discussed this year’s winter warmth and how it is even taking scientists by surpise

-A Russian indigenous organization that works to promote the rights of northern indigenous peoples is declared a ‘foreign agent’ by the Russian Ministry of Justice

-Reactions are mixed as the Obama administration releases its five-year offshore drilling plan

-Construction restarts on a long-planned road between Russia and Norway 

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)cbc.ca

 

 

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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