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Talking Maps: Arctic atlas reads out Inuit names

Toronto Star - Fraser Taylor’s atlas of Canada’s high Arctic reads out the names of the towns to you. The real names. Cape Strathcona is Arvaaqtuuq. Peter Richards Island is Qikiqtatannak. It is, the eminent Carleton University geographer explains, a decolonization of the Nunavut map and a repatriation of the ...

Nature Conservancy: Follow the Thelon Expedition

Cool Green Science: The Nature Conservancy’s lead scientist Sanjayan and Canada program director Dr. Richard Jeo are on an expedition through one of Canada’s most pristine areas with young members of the Dene First Nation. They will canoe along the Thelon River ending in North America’s largest and most remote wildlife ...

Northern Photos and Documents Aplenty at Canadiana Discovery Portal

Canadian Library Association Digest - The Canadiana Discovery Portal is rapidly becoming the best single source for Canada’s documentary heritage for researchers, students, and the general public. In October 2010, the Canadiana Discovery Portal [currently in Beta mode] surpassed the 60 million-page mark, providing Canadians with access to more than ...

Slideshow: Surveying Wildlife in Arctic Alaska

New York Times - The Utukok River, emerging on the north side of the Brooks Range, as seen from our plane, braids through Arctic uplands. Here, well north of the tree line, the landscape is open and immense — we are in the most remote region of North America.  We ...

Winterscapes Of The Alaskan Arctic

Luminous Landscape - The arctic offers photographers far more than unusual terrain and wildlife. It offers exceptional light. During the winter, the sun remains low on the horizon throughout most of the day – that is, on the days where the sun rises at all. The golden hours last far ...

Scientists allowed to seismic test for oil in Arctic area slated for protection

The Canadian Press (Bob Weber) - A northern regulator has given its go-ahead for government scientists to look for oil and gas in a proposed Arctic marine conservation area. But the Nunavut Impact Review Board has scolded the federal government for sending mixed messages about the wildlife-rich Lancaster Sound area. ...

Exhibits: Arctic Perspective Initiative (May 21 to September 30, 2010, London)

The Arts Catalyst - An exhibition of photographs, videos, maps and architectural models from work by the Arctic Perspective Initiative curated by The Arts Catalyst ... Arctic Perspective highlights the cultural, geopolitical and ecological significance of the Arctic and its indigenous cultures. The London exhibition presents work from the project's ...

Court OKs Approval Of Shell Arctic Drilling Plan

Associated Press - A federal appeals court Thursday removed a legal challenge standing in the way of Shell Oil’s plans to drill exploratory wells off Alaska’s shore this summer. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a case that challenged federal approval of Shell’s ...

APTN Series Premiere: “Down the Mighty River” (by Ernest Webb)

Rezolution Pictures - Born in Moose Factory and raised in the Cree community of Chisasibi, Ernest Webb has devoted his life to telling the stories of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples, across all media. In 2010, Ernest directed the six-part documentary series Down the Mighty River, taking viewers down the wild and ...

NWT Snow Surveys (2010)

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada - The snow cover melts each spring to yield a depth of snow water equivalent SWE, called the annual spring freshet. To estimate the freshet SWE, end-of-winter snow surveys are conducted at each station before spring melt. At each station a survey consists of ten ...

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