Inuit hunters blockade iron mine in freezing temperatures over expansion

A group of Inuit hunters have braved nearly a week of freezing temperatures to blockade a remote iron mine in northern Canada, in protest over an expansion plan they say will harm local wildlife.

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Martin Robards, Beverly Maksagak: Ice breakers in the Arctic: Let's talk Inuit safety

A little-considered impact of warming temperatures in the Arctic is the increased activity of ice breakers.


Promise or peril? Importing hydropower to fuel the clean energy transition

U.S. states hope to tap Canada’s network of large dams to meet low-carbon goals, but do better options exist closer to home?

Researchers peg polar bear demise to emissions; some Inuit hunters say bears will survive

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In Canada, Inuit communities are shaping research priorities

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‘Our very right to be Inuit’ violated by global inaction on climate change, activist says

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App helps Inuit hunters navigate thinning sea ice in Canadian Arctic

A new mobile phone app has been devised to help Inuit hunters in northern Canada avoid an increasingly dangerous effect of climate change: unpredictable sea ice.


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As Vermont and New Hampshire pursue renewable Canadian hydropower, indigenous populations near dam sites pay the price.

Russian crackdown catches Russian indigenous activists

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Canadian taxpayers on hook for $61 million for road to open up mining in Arctic

MMG Limited, a mining company controlled by the Chinese government, praised the public investment in Arctic infrastructure as biologists sounded the alarm about impacts on a dwindling caribou herd.


Canada will pass its target of protecting 10% of marine areas by 2020, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced plans to create a new protected area off the Nunavut coast, which the government says will help it exceed its target of protecting 10 per cent of marine areas by 2020.

Landslides have increased by 6000 per cent on an Arctic island

The landscape of Banks Island in the far north of Canada is being reshaped by global warming-triggered land slumps, and the situation is set to get much worse

Inuit researchers are on the lookout for migrating microplastics

There isn’t an ocean beach in the world that has been tested and not found to contain tiny plastic fibres, beads or other plastic fragments of the industrial world.

Keeping the Inuit way of life alive in a changing world

In Northeastern Canada, a traditional Inuit hunter, carver, and guide is watching the world change before his eyes.

'Sea, ice, snow, it’s all changing': Inuit culture struggles with warming world

Every aspect of the indigenous Inuit culture grows from the land – but the unpredictable seasons are forcing the community to adjust their traditions.

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