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Climate change and the effect of global warming on the North had many predicting a shipping bonanza in Arctic water ways. Big things were predicted for the Northwest Passage in Canada and the Northern Sea Route in Russia. But just because something c...
Looking down at the Arctic from space now might mean seeing the ice edge change and shift, increased shipping vessels in northern waters, and even some people doing things they shouldnt be.
When Canada announced the creation of an Arctic Economic Council during its most recent Arctic Council chairmanship (2013-2015), many voiced concerns about both its mission and and the utility of having such a body given the diversity of northern economies in North America, Europe and Russia.
Indigenous communities around the North are struggling economically and want development more than ever, as long as its done on their terms and with their full partnership.
The Barents Observer has been part of the Eye on the Arctic circumpolar news cooperation project since 2014, but the Barents Observer byline stopped appearing on Eye on the Arctic this fall when questions abouts editorial independence began circulating after the firing of editor Thomas Nilsen. Here's the story of Nilsen's firing and what's happened since.
The newly-elected MP from Canadas eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut has been named minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. Hunter Tootoo was sworn in along with the rest of the new Liberal government during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Canadas capital city of Ottawa on Wednesday.
Canadians went to the polls on Monday, October 19 and electing a Liberal majority government for the first time since 2000. The Liberal wave also swept across Canadas North, where the party took every riding but one. Heres a quick Eye on the Arctic rundown of the results in Canadas northernmost ridings.
Energy security and the cost of living are constant challenges in most polar regions. While regions to the south focus on things such as offshore drilling and how northern resources can be accessed to fuel southern regions, less attention is paid to both the energy challenges and energy innovation in northern regions.
Royal Dutch Shell has signed an agreement with Russian energy giant Gazprom, allowing it to explore and develop petroleum prospects in Russias Arctic.
A new survey of the Barents Sea indicates Norway may get another substantial oil province, the European country's Arctic Finnmark region.
Has a polar bear conflict reduction plan in one village in Nunavut, Canada, been working? An unusually large number of the Arctic bears have been visiting the village of Arviat, in Canada's eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut, but so far this year none have been killed in defense.
The company Faroe Petroleum has been granted permission to perform exploratory drilling on an undersea ridge off the coast of Iceland.
The Malaysian freighter Selendang Ayu experienced trouble while traveling through Alaska waters near Unalaska. Now environmentalists hope to prevent future accidents with lessons learned during that incident.
Arts in the Canadian North has a long history: When the government began settling the semi-nomadic Inuit into permanent communities in the mid-1900s, they also began encouraging arts production as a way to promote self-sufficiency.
From uranium mining in Canada to Hillary Clinton's trip to Norway, here's a round-up of news across the Arctic this past week.