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A new approach to tracking polar bears, developed by Queen's University researchers, will shed more light on the potentially endangered Arctic animal and help boost the economy of Canada's north.
For one international community â€“ the 165,000 strong Inuit community dispersed across the Arctic coastline in small, remote coastal settlements in Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Siberia â€“ it is already too late to prevent some of the negative effects of climate change.
Canada's governor ate a piece of a raw seal's heart after it was slaughtered during her official Arctic trip to show solidarity with embattled Inuit seal hunters.
Public health interventions and an enhanced immunization program could improve health for Inuit children and lower healthcare costs, Canadian researchers say. Dr. Anna Banerji, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at St.
New legislation from the European Parliament will ban the sale of seal products in the 27-nation EU.
IQALUIT, NU, April 20 /PRNewswire/ - Nunavut Eastern Arctic Shipping (www.NEAS.ca) is pleased to announce that starting this 2009 season, customers in Nunavut's Kitikmeot region can now benefit from NEAS' reliable sealift services and significant cost savings. "Beginning this season, NEAS will run a new route through the Northwest Passage and deliver significant savings for the people of the Kitikmeot region," said David Ell, NEAS' Director of Nunavut Marketing.
Indigenous people from 80 nations are meeting in Alaska for a United Nations-affiliated conference to discuss mitigation and adaption to climate change. Hosted by the Inuit Circumpolar Council, the Indigenous Peoples' Global Summit on Climate Change is also designed to develop recommendations to present in December to the U.N.
Study says complex Arctic trail network passed on orally from generation to generation.
The first Canadian federal summit on the environmental plight of polar bears has concluded with considerable differences of opinion in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Federal Environment Minister Jim Prentice hosted the meeting of scientists, wildlife officials and Inuit leaders, the Globe and Mail reported Saturday. Canada is home to about 15,000 polar bears, about two-thirds of the world population, in 13 distinct areas.
Environmentalists have criticized Canada for not adequately protecting polar bears from the effects of climate change.
The ringed seal (Pusa hispida), also known as the jar seal, is a true seal in the Phocidae family. Locally, it is known as nattiq or netsik in the Inuit language. It can be found in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions, with a range that includes the Bering and Oshtok Seas, the Arctic Ocean, and the coastlines of Japan in the north Pacific. It also occurs in the North Atlantic on the coastlines of Scandinavia, Greenland, and Newfoundland. Within its range, the ringed seal prefers areas with ice...
The Northern Inuit Dog is a large English dog bred to resemble a wolf. The breed was created by breeding the Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute, and the German Shepherd with several rescued mongrels whose origin was unknown. The Northern Inuit dog has the domestic traits of these northern breeds but the appearance of a wolf. Today's Northern Inuit retains many of its ancestors' characteristics such as their strong will and its gentle nature. The breed is slightly longer than it is tall, and...
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