Archive - ‘October 2010’

Film Review: Greenland’s ‘Nuummioq’ a stunning triumph

Reuters - More than just a curiosity item as the first feature from Greenland, "Nuummioq" is a startlingly accomplished piece of filmmaking, all the more so considering many of the cast and crew are non-professionals. Anchored by a riveting performance by Lars Rosing as a robust young man diagnosed with ...

Wolf: Jack London’s Dark Side (Book Review)

Slate - The United States has a startling ability to take its most angry, edgy radicals and turn them into cuddly eunuchs. The process begins the moment they die. Mark Twain is remembered as a quipster forever floating down the Mississippi River at sunset, while his polemics against the violent ...

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 ...

Study: Global threats to human water security and river biodiversity

Reuters - "Threats to human water security and biological diversity are pandemic," Charles Vorosmarty of the City University of New York, co-lead author of the report in the journal Nature, told Reuters. The international team of scientists estimated that almost 80 percent of the world's population -- or about 5 billion ...

A Troubling Decline in the Caribou Herds of the Arctic

Yale Environment 360 - But the icing problem is only one of a host of warming-related effects now plaguing caribou. In a paper published last year in Global Change Biology, Vors and Boyce detailed these impacts. As spring arrives earlier and earlier, “the flush of highly nutritious plant growth” has ...

Nunavut Grapples With Controversial Uranium Mine

The Epoch Times - Controversy over a proposed open-pit uranium mine has prompted the Nunavut government to hold a series of forums in communities across the territory to get the public’s opinion on the mining and milling operation. The Kiggavik Project, a massive $1.5 billion mine operated by a Canadian ...

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