Iqaluit’s new water tank was contaminated during maintenance work, city says

Iqaluit’s new water tank was contaminated during maintenance work, city says

The City of Iqaluit’s new water quality monitoring station detected measurable amounts of hydrocarbons in one of the city’s treated water tanks on Dec....
Is a polar bear eating reindeer normal behavior — or the result of climate change?

Is a polar bear eating reindeer normal behavior — or the...

Recently, scientists in Hornsund, Svalbard — a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean — witnessed a polar bear pursuing a reindeer into the sea...
Is Santa’s sleigh zero carbon? The answer lies in reindeer poo

Is Santa’s sleigh zero carbon? The answer lies in reindeer poo

Santa’s sleigh is famously pulled by eight reindeer, nine if you include the luminous Rudolf who pitches in when it’s foggy. The classic eight...
Arctic Frontiers 2022 is postponed amid a fresh COVID-19 surge

Arctic Frontiers 2022 is postponed amid a fresh COVID-19 surge

Arctic Frontiers, one of the largest annual Arctic conferences, held each year in Tromsø, Norway, has been postponed, as coronavirus infections surge there and...
Nunavik quarantine for travelers takes effect

Nunavik quarantine for travelers takes effect

Travelers from the south who are bound for Nunavik are now required to undergo a 10-day quarantine if they have not received three doses...
In rural Alaska, COVID-19 evokes memories of a past pandemic — and shapes preparations for the next one

In rural Alaska, COVID-19 evokes memories of a past pandemic —...

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted health disparities long endured in many Alaska Native villages. Now, informed by the lessons of the pandemic, Alaskans are...
The 2021 Arctic Report Card reveals a (human) story of cascading disruptions, extreme events and global connections

The 2021 Arctic Report Card reveals a (human) story of cascading...

The Arctic has long been portrayed as a distant end-of-the-Earth place, disconnected from everyday common experience. But as the planet rapidly warms, what happens...
Five ways reindeer are perfectly evolved for pulling Santa’s sleigh

Five ways reindeer are perfectly evolved for pulling Santa’s sleigh

We all know that Father Christmas would struggle to deliver presents to everyone around the world without the help of his magical reindeer. But...
Iqaluit’s water is safe to drink, says Nunavut government

Iqaluit’s water is safe to drink, says Nunavut government

The Nunavut government has lifted its do-not-drink order for Iqaluit’s drinking water. “Thorough testing and assessments conducted over the past eight weeks, show that the...
A Canadian Inuit group is sending delegates to a Vatican meeting

A Canadian Inuit group is sending delegates to a Vatican meeting

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami plans to send seven delegates on a now-delayed visit to see the Pope at the Vatican. Among those delegates will be ITK...