Archive - ‘June 2010’

Report: The NWT Water Stewardship Strategy (2010)

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (GNWT) - Northern Voices, Northern Waters: The Northwest Territories Water Stewardship Strategy, a collaborative approach to responsible water stewardship, was released jointly today by the Government of the Northwest Territories and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. The Strategy promotes an ecosystem-based approach within watersheds ...

GNWT: 2010 State of the Environment Report (Special Biodiversity Edition)

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (GNWT) - The goal of the 2010 State of the Environment Report - Special Biodiversity Edition is to provide information on the state of NWT’s biodiversity. It provides information to help us understand what components of NWT’s biodiversity are changing and why. This information is ...

Paddlers honor the late Verlen Kruger with life-sized statue in Portland, Michigan

Grand Rapids Press - In the tiny town of Portland on Friday, amid the ball diamonds and canoe launch at Thompson Field, hundreds of paddlers will gather to honor a Michigan icon and hero: the late Verlen Kruger (visit Kruger Canoes). If you’ve never heard his name, you are not ...

GNWT: Traditional Knowledge Annual Report 2009-2010

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NWT) - The Government recognizes that Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge is a valid and essential source of information about the natural environment and its resources, the use of natural resources, and the relationship of people to the land and to each other, and incorporates traditional ...

2009 Air Quality Report (Northwest Territories)

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (GNWT) - The 2009 Annual Air Quality Report summarizes the air quality information collected in 2009, along with some discussion of trends. Statistical assessment of the results can be made available upon request. The report also provides information on network operations, the air pollutants ...

Documentary on Inuit dog slaughter debuts in Nunavut, Canada

Alaska Dispatch - Canada's National Film Board is in Iqaluit to connect with more northern filmmakers, as a new NFB documentary about a controversial issue in Nunavut made its debut there this week." Qimmit: A Clash of Two Truths" probes the historic slaughter of thousands of sled dogs -- an essential ...

Arctic Terns: Coastal birds carry toxic ocean metals inland

Science Daily - A collaborative research team led by Queen's University biologists has found that potent metals like mercury and lead, ingested by Arctic seabirds feeding in the ocean, end up in the sediment of polar ponds. "Birds feeding on different diets will funnel different 'cocktails' of metal contaminants from ...

Listening to the Northern Lights (Recordings by Stephen P. McGreevy)

All Things Considered (NPR): Natural Radio recordist Steve McGreevy was in Canada last year (1998) for the Northern Lights: not to see them, but to hear them. You can do that, if you have the right equipment. And Steves got a van full. Producer Barrett Golding introduces Lost and Found ...

Business: Nunavik seaweed special ingredient in new beauty products

Nunatsiaq News - If you want to have beautiful skin, new skin care products made with a Nunavik seaweed extract could be just the answer. The Ungava line of products are the “first natural and organic Inuit skin care line designed to act effectively, improving the appearance of the skin,” says ...

Rapid Changes in the Arctic: Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010 Report

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010 - In 2006, the Arctic Council initiated the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment ABA project. The Arctic Council Working Group on Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) is coordinating the project and its first deliverable - the Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010 report - presents a preliminary assessment ...

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