The glaciers that feed the North Water Polynya are rapidly retreating

The glaciers that feed the North Water Polynya are rapidly retreating

About 150 kilometers north of Grise Fiord on Ellesmere Island, two glaciers are rapidly receding from the seawater at their edge.The terminus of these...
Nunavut wildlife surveys are grounded by pandemic precautions

Nunavut wildlife surveys are grounded by pandemic precautions

Nunavut’s wildlife surveys, which normally begin in the spring, are on hold because of pandemic precautions.All non-essential duty travel for Government of Nunavut employees has...
As Arctic ice thins and melts, more of it will travel between nations — bringing pollution with it

As Arctic ice thins and melts, more of it will travel...

As Arctic sea ice melts, broken pieces are carried by winds and currents between the ocean territories of the circumpolar nations. Future melt will...
Nunavut’s Hope Bay goldfields to be bought by China’s SD Gold

Nunavut’s Hope Bay goldfields to be bought by China’s SD Gold

TMAC Resources Inc., which owns the Hope Bay gold mine complex in western Nunavut, is poised to be bought up by a Chinese gold-mining...
Narwhals and belugas may be at high risk for coronavirus infection, researchers fear

Narwhals and belugas may be at high risk for coronavirus infection,...

Recent preliminary research indicates that baleen and toothed whales, such as narwhals and belugas, could be susceptible to the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19.A...
Two belugas are preparing to be released in Iceland’s new open water sanctuary

Two belugas are preparing to be released in Iceland’s new open...

Two former captive beluga whales, Little Grey and Little White, will be released into the world's first open water sea sanctuary for beluga whales...
Migratory geese and ducks are free of COVID-19, researcher says

Migratory geese and ducks are free of COVID-19, researcher says

Now is the time of year when people throughout the North await the arrival of geese and other waterfowl migrating north — and here’s...
Beavers are booming in some parts of the Arctic — and speeding up changes to the tundra

Beavers are booming in some parts of the Arctic — and...

As the Arctic warms and woody shrubs take root in what was once open tundra, animals more common to the boreal forest are taking...
A new report shows sea ice in Canada’s Arctic waters is changing

A new report shows sea ice in Canada’s Arctic waters is...

Inuit traditional knowledge has shown that gradual changes in the Arctic Ocean have always occurred, but has also illustrated that this critical environment is...
An Arctic science expedition changes plans to overcome logistical challenges from COVID-19

An Arctic science expedition changes plans to overcome logistical challenges from...

Project leaders of the year-long MOSAiC science expedition presented an innovative solution to overcoming the logistical challenges arising from ongoing travel bans in light...