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Air & Climate

Documentary: People of a Feather

Documentary: People of a Feather

People of a Feather is an award winning documentary film about a unique Inuit culture that relies on birds for food and clothing, and the challenges they share adapting to changing sea ice ecosystems.

Inuit way of life now on thin ice

Inuit way of life now on thin ice

As scientists work to establish the impact of global warming, explorers and hunters slogging across northern Canada and the Arctic ice cap on sled and foot are describing the realities they see on the ground. Read the full article from the Toronto Star…

Around the Web

Newswire: Ottawa, Inuit to work together on listing species at risk

Newswire: Ottawa, Inuit to work together on listing species at risk

The federal government has agreed to work more closely with Inuit in Nunavut when considering animals to list under the Canada Species at Risk Act. Link to original article: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/12/12/inuit-wildlife.html Related articles Inuit bid for EU seal ban exemption rejected (cbc.ca) Ottawa disappointed EU seal ban will continue (ctv.ca) Documentary on Global Weirding Seen by […]

Miramar Mining, Four Related Companies Charged with Offences Related to Fuel Spill

Miramar Mining, Four Related Companies Charged with Offences Related to Fuel Spill

IQALUIT, Nunavut, May 30, 2006

Green Business

Bag tax on city agenda

Bag tax on city agenda

Charlottetown’s environmental issues committee wants to ask the province to impose a tax on plastic shopping bags.

Nature & Wildlife Conversation

Video: Tagging Narwhal in the Arctic

Video: Tagging Narwhal in the Arctic

Shared by wwfcanada on Oct 13, 2011 WWF-Canada‘s species expert, Dr. Peter Ewins, went up to Tremblay Sound in Nunavut, Canada, to help researchers tag narwhal with GPS radio collars so that they can monitor their movements and analyze how climate change is affecting their behaviours. Watch the video. Related articles Scientists launch arctic search to find narwhals […]

Protection for Arctic Wildlife Sanctuaries Announced

Protection for Arctic Wildlife Sanctuaries Announced

Canada’s Environment Minister John Baird, and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Acting President, James Eetoolook, today announced the establishment of three new National Wildlife Areas on and around Baffin Island, protecting local species and habitat including the bowhead whale.

Research

Video: Tagging Narwhal in the Arctic

Video: Tagging Narwhal in the Arctic

Shared by wwfcanada on Oct 13, 2011 WWF-Canada‘s species expert, Dr. Peter Ewins, went up to Tremblay Sound in Nunavut, Canada, to help researchers tag narwhal with GPS radio collars so that they can monitor their movements and analyze how climate change is affecting their behaviours. Watch the video. Related articles Scientists launch arctic search to find narwhals […]

Scientists note stunning loss of ice, snow

Scientists note stunning loss of ice, snow

From elders watching the movement of sea ice in Nunavut to climatologists studying satellite weather maps, people are amazed and alarmed by how quickly spring is coming to the Arctic this year.

Student Initiatives

GIS Job is “Awesome”

GIS Job is “Awesome”

No doubt about it, Alec Amarook is aiming high in his career. Alec joined the NPC

Students Catch On Quickly to GIS Computerized Mapping

Students Catch On Quickly to GIS Computerized Mapping

In September, the NPC supported the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) in hosting a series of GIS workshops in Cambridge Bay. The sessions were designed to introduce high school students and teachers to the capabilities of geographic information systems (GIS). The workshops, part of the Fraser Lectureship in Northern Studies, were delivered by Al Friesen, […]

Sustainable Communities

Documentary: People of a Feather

Documentary: People of a Feather

People of a Feather is an award winning documentary film about a unique Inuit culture that relies on birds for food and clothing, and the challenges they share adapting to changing sea ice ecosystems.

Sharing Land Use Knowledge at Gjoa Haven and Cambridge Bay Mapping Workshops

Sharing Land Use Knowledge at Gjoa Haven and Cambridge Bay Mapping Workshops

The residents contributed information about archaeological sites, burial sites and graves, cabins, and soapstone quarry sites. Caribou calving areas, migration routes and water crossings were also identified. So were muskox hunting areas, and polar bear and wolf denning sites.

Waste Management & Recyling

Nunavut could resurrect city recycling

Nunavut could resurrect city recycling

Sure, you can drop your plastic and glass bottles in the big blue recycling sea-can located in downtown Iqaluit, but it’s just going to end up in the landfill anyway. That could change if a pilot recycling project by the Government of Nunavut gets rolling. Read the article, Nunatsiaq News 2007-04-27 Related articles Nunavut to study landfill […]

Baker Lake fuel storage worries environment department

Baker Lake fuel storage worries environment department

The lack of an appropriate spill plan for five million litres of diesel fuel stored on three barges frozen into Baker Lake concerns Nunavut’s Department of Environment, says official Robert Eno. Related story: http://www.myvirtualpaper.com/doc/nortext/100910nnlayout_1-24_vr/2010090801/18.html Related articles Nunavut to study landfill problems (cbc.ca) Toxics in Baker Lake dump appall researcher (cbc.ca) Concerns over uranium mining prompt […]

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