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2014-02-22 12:20:08

IQALUIT, Feb. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, today concluded his five-day tour of the territories with a visit to Iqaluit accompanied by the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, Minister for the Arctic Council and Member of Parliament for Nunavut. In Iqaluit, Minister Kenney learned first-hand about the territories' strong economy, met with employers and training...

2014-02-03 12:31:59

Funding will provide significant network upgrades for the Gwich'in Tribal Council YELLOWKNIFE, Feb. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Office of the Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor), and Minister for the Arctic Council Minister Aglukkaq today announced funding to help the Gwich'in Tribal Council (GTC) upgrade and standardize its Information Technology (IT) environment, building a reliable network that will span four communities...

Responses To A Changing Arctic Discussed By WCS
2013-05-21 13:31:47

Wildlife Conservation Society In two critical reports released at the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Kiruna, Sweden on May 15th, the scientific expertise of the Wildlife Conservation Society helped inform an international body of senior government officials about changing conditions in the Arctic, and potential responses to those changes. The scientific reports reviewed by the ministers are products of contributions from various experts, representing a range of knowledge and...

Arctic Ocean Oil Spill Guidelines Not Good Enough, According To Greenpeace
2013-02-05 16:30:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A 21-page document aiming to help with oil spill plans in the Arctic Ocean is apparently not good enough, according to environmentalists, who add the guidelines are vague and do not define corporate liability over such accidents. A Greenpeace representative told redOrbit there are a number of improvements to the document, due to be approved in May by the Arctic Council, that could be done. "We believe that the risks of being...

2012-05-29 12:47:51

As Canada prepares to chair the Arctic Council, Munk-Gordon Arctic Security Program offers 19 recommendations based on international workshop in January Finding a new way to fund the full participation of northern indigenous groups with Permanent Participant status at the Arctic Council in all of the organizations working groups and activities should be a top priority when Canada takes the chair of the influential inter-governmental organization next year. The recommendation is one of...

2012-01-16 10:36:35

International experts to recommend key issues as Canada prepares to assume Arctic Council chair With an eye on rapid changes in the resource-rich Arctic, countries like China, India and Brazil, which have no Arctic territories, are nonetheless knocking on the door of the increasingly influential Arctic Council looking for admission as permanent observers. The issue has divided existing members, with Russia and Canada most strongly opposed. It is among the major questions with which...

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2011-05-11 14:37:30

Arctic nation leaders will gather in Greenland this week to determine future cooperation as global warming sets off a race for oil, mineral, fishing and shipping opportunities in the world's fragile final frontier. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton will join foreign ministers from seven other Arctic states in Greenland's tiny capital of Nuuk on Thursday for an Arctic Council meeting on the next steps for a region where warming temperatures are creating huge challenges and unlocking untapped...

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2010-03-17 10:55:00

A new assessment of the Arctic's biodiversity reports a 26 percent decline in species populations in the high Arctic. Populations of lemmings, caribou and red knot are some of the species that have experienced declines over the past 34 years, according to the first report from The Arctic Species Trend Index (ASTI), which provides crucial information on how the Arctic's ecosystems and wildlife are responding to environmental change. While some of these declines may be part of a natural cycle,...

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2009-04-30 08:03:59

On Wednesday, the Arctic Council denied the EU, China, Italy and South Korea in their attempt to become permanent members because of a dispute between Canada and the EU over seal hunting. In a statement released after the Arctic Council's gathering in Norway, the eight members of the body "decided to continue discussing the role of observers in the Arctic Council." The seal hunt, a topic of heavy magnitude to Canada, was highly debated during the meeting, members of several delegations...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
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