Canadian Inuit organization says food harvesting should be a paid job

Canadian Inuit organization says food harvesting should be a paid job

Country food harvesting must become a form of paid employment, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association said in a report released at its recent board meeting...
Environmentalists plan lawsuit to force habitat protections for ice seals

Environmentalists plan lawsuit to force habitat protections for ice seals

An environmental group says it plans to sue the Trump administration for failing to designate critical habitat for two species of threatened ice seals...
Nunavut regulators to focus on oil and gas development next week in Iqaluit

Nunavut regulators to focus on oil and gas development next week...

The future of oil and gas activity in Davis Strait and Baffin Bay is the focus of a big meeting planned for next week...
Dramatic Arctic warming is locked in — even with emissions reductions, UN report warns

Dramatic Arctic warming is locked in — even with emissions reductions,...

The Arctic will be 3 to 5 degrees Celsius warmer by mid-century and 5 to 9 degrees Celsius by 2080 — even if the...
The mission to salvage a stranded Svalbard fishing vessel is on hold until August

The mission to salvage a stranded Svalbard fishing vessel is on...

Norwegian coastal authorities say it is safest to let a shrimp trawler stranded in the waters north of Svalbard since December 28 to remain in...
Dangerous, disruptive rain-on-snow events are expected to increase in northern Alaska

Dangerous, disruptive rain-on-snow events are expected to increase in northern Alaska

Winter rains falling atop snow in the far North are disruptive and dangerous for people and sometimes deadly for wildlife. In January, a deluge...
For seals, melting glaciers offer only a temporary refuge from global warming

For seals, melting glaciers offer only a temporary refuge from global...

Two decades ago, the ringed seals and beluga whales of Svalbard spent about half of their time foraging at glacial fronts, gorging themselves on...
The Bering Sea is already nearly ice-free, setting up more havoc for its ecosystem and residents

The Bering Sea is already nearly ice-free, setting up more havoc...

A year ago, a midwinter meltdown erased most of the ice in the Bering Sea, leaving vast stretches of open water and creating shocking...
Two U.S. bills could advance American presence in the Arctic

Two U.S. bills could advance American presence in the Arctic

A pair of bills due to be introduced in Congress later this year could help strengthen the United States’ role in the Arctic, say...
The push to phase out heavy fuel oil in the Arctic continues

The push to phase out heavy fuel oil in the Arctic...

A renewed call went out last week to phase out the use of heavy fuel oil by ships in the Arctic from the International...