Arctic sea ice is melting three times faster than many scientists have projected, U.S. researchers reported Monday, just days ahead of the next major international report on climate change. Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the University of Colorado in Boulder, using actual measurements, concluded Arctic sea ice has declined at an…
North West Territory
Four major conservation groups have thrown their support behind the Dehcho’s proposed land-use plan in the Northwest Territories
CPAWS is pleased that Federal Environment Minister John Baird announced yesterday a funding commitment that will allow Sahoy
The Arctic Energy Alliance is the NWT
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In September of 1967, municipal leaders from four communities met to discuss the formation of an Association with objectives which would “promote the exchange of information amongst the community governments of the Northwest Territories and to provide a united front for the realization of goals”. That year, the Municipalities of Yellowknife, Fort Smith, Hay River…
WWF-Canada today strongly supported federal Environment Minister Rona Ambrose
Ever pictured yourself paddling Canada’s most famous northern river? Want an opportunity to champion Canada’s threatened wilderness? Now you have a chance to do both. The South Nahanni River — and the fragile, spectacular landscape around it — is under threat from the possibility of mining. And if we don’t do something right now, future…
Mayor Gordon Van Tighem of the City of Yellowknife presented the Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources, with a report detailing the results from a study to develop a Community Energy Plan (CEP) for Yellowknife that was supported by a Green Municipal Fund grant of $110,000. Mayor Van Tighem, who is President of the…
A former northerner who died in a highly publicized helicopter crash in Nepal will be remembered for her energy and vitality, says longtime friend Jack Hicks. Canadian conservationist Jennifer Headley, 34, was among 24 people who were killed in the crash on the weekend.
Parks Canada is planning a series of Open Houses in select cities across Canada to invite feedback on the proposed park expansion.
A July report by the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada supports CPAWS’ campaign to expand Nahanni National Park Reserve–author Dr John Weaver finds the iconic national park is too small to maintain wide-ranging sensitive wildlife including grizzly bears, woodland caribou and Dall’s sheep.
Despite a solid hunting season, outfitters in the Northwest Territories will see a decline in caribou sport-hunting next year.
Stornoway Diamond Corp. wants to take over Ashton Mining to help finance diamond exploration in Nunavut and the N.W.T.
The Northwest Territories is on the right track when it comes to protecting the woodland caribou, a new report from two environmental groups says. The report by the Sierra Club of Canada and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society looked at what governments across the country are doing to protect the species.
Environmental groups across the North are condemning the new Conservative government’s sudden cuts to climate change programs.
The federal government is once again considering a controversial proposal to kill the bison of Wood Buffalo National Park to wipe out diseases such as tuberculosis and brucellosis.