Facebook clamps down on sales of seal-skin products

Facebook clamps down on sales of seal-skin products

Inuit sewers who want to sell their seal-skin creations on Facebook have recently seen their postings refused. That prompted an Iqaluit woman, a member of...
Researchers seek Inuit knowledge to understand Kivalliq snow goose boom

Researchers seek Inuit knowledge to understand Kivalliq snow goose boom

A new study plans to tap Inuit traditional knowledge to help understand why snow goose numbers have dramatically boomed near Coral Harbour and Arviat...
After years of decline, Western Arctic Caribou Herd stabilizes 

After years of decline, Western Arctic Caribou Herd stabilizes 

The decline of Alaska’s biggest caribou herd appears to have stopped, biologists studying the herd report. The Western Arctic Caribou Herd, which numbered 490,000 in...
Permafrost scientist receives big award for studies in Nunavik, Nunavut

Permafrost scientist receives big award for studies in Nunavik, Nunavut

Permafrost expert Dr. Michel Allard of Université Laval has received the 2017 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research, an honour that...
The Arctic will make us richer, says Putin

The Arctic will make us richer, says Putin

Industrial developments in the Arctic are top priority for Russia. And it will be done in cooperation with the Chinese, President Vladimir Putin made...
Officials are still scrambling to fix a rail link to Canada’s deepwater Arctic port

Officials are still scrambling to fix a rail link to Canada’s...

Seven months after flooding damage to a rail link cut off land access from southern Canada to Churchill. Manitoba — Canada’s only deepwater Arctic...
Researchers find high levels of microplastics on Norway’s Arctic coast

Researchers find high levels of microplastics on Norway’s Arctic coast

The amount of microplastics found in blue mussels on Norway’s Barents Sea coast near the border to Russia is more than double of what...
Quebec university launches new Inuit-focused research chair

Quebec university launches new Inuit-focused research chair

Laval University has launched a new research chair position that focuses on Inuit society and how it interacts with non-Inuit. Caroline Hervé was named to...
A US diplomat who’s long worked on Arctic issues leaves on a high note

A US diplomat who’s long worked on Arctic issues leaves on...

For years, David Balton has guided U.S. Arctic policy at the State Department, where his career spans three decades and over several presidential administrations. He has...
Canada’s federal government approves controversial Nunavut gold mine

Canada’s federal government approves controversial Nunavut gold mine

Canada’s federal government believes the Sabina Gold and Silver Corp.’s controversial Back River gold mine project should go ahead, Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett...