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Arctic news: Stories that mattered in the North this past week

  • Author: Eilis Quinn
  • Updated: September 29, 2016
  • Published May 27, 2012

Here's a roundup of stories that made headlines across the Arctic this past week:

Canada: Two new lawsuits have been launched in realtion to the First Air plane crash in the Canadian Arctic last year.

Finland: Tests by the Finnish Food Safety Authority have found organ damage in dead birds at the Talvivaara processing pond in Sotkamo in east Finland.

Norway: Norway, Russia and the United States are planning a joint naval drill this August.

Russia: A Russian expert voices concerns about the country's new oil platforms and about the environmental impact of developing the Northern Sea Route

United States (Alaska): An interactive map is launched detailing Alaska's mininig boom.

This story is posted on Alaska Dispatch as part of Eye on the Arctic, a collaborative partnership between public and private circumpolar media organizations. Write Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)

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