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Public hearings into $1B Giant Mine remediation begin at last – CBC

‘It’s monumental,’ says project lead Jan 20, 2020 Public hearings on the closure and remediation plan for Yellowknife’s defunct Giant Mine begin Monday. That’s after 13 years of study, planning, assessment and discussion. “It’s monumental,” said Natalie Plato, deputy director of the Giant Mine Remediation Project, which is leading the cleanup. The project is seeking […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 20205 Views

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Nunavut board moves on stalled Mary River assessment – Nunatsiaq News

8 January 2020 NIRB to decide on public hearing following conference in March The Nunavut Impact Review Board’s stalled final hearing on Baffinland’s phase two expansion proposal for its Mary River iron mine could resume after a special pre-hearing conference set for Iqaluit this March. The review board conveyed this information to stakeholders in a […]

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Australian wildfires undoing decades of conservation work – APTN News

January 6, 2020 Kangaroo Island off the coast of South Australia has been described as the country’s version of the Galapagos. It’s home to some of the country’s most endangered animals. Experts who work there say the wildfires burn there have undone decades of careful conservation work. It has also killed thousands of koalas and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 202017 Views

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Looking back at a half-century of studying Arctic seabirds – Nunatsiaq News

6 January 2020 Eggs tell the story of DDT’s rise and fall and a potential rebound for mercury contamination Clues to the changing Arctic environment are perched on the sheared-off cliffs of Prince Leopold Island. Everything from contaminants like DDT, to changes in wind and precipitation are being tracked here by federal scientists. In particular, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202016 Views

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Fortymile caribou herd hunting opportunity opening

Following a recommendation received from the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board, the Government of Yukon is opening a licensed harvest on Fortymile caribou herd from January 1 to March 31, 2020. For 25 years, the Government of Yukon has worked together with Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board, the Dawson District […]

by ahnationtalk on January 5, 202014 Views

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COP25 ends in failure: “Our planet is on fire,” Inuit org says – Nunatsiaq News

16 December 2019 UN climate change gathering can’t reach consensus on implementing 2015 Paris agreement Governments, corporations and civil society organizations must do much more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and soften the impact of global heating on the Arctic, the Inuit Circumpolar Council said at the conclusion of the COP25 climate change conference in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201941 Views

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Government to extend expiry date for Peel region withdrawals

The Government of Yukon is extending the moratorium on mineral staking in the Peel watershed until April 1, 2020. This will give governments time to formalize the higher standards described in the Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan and give the mining industry time to adapt to them. Originally, the moratorium was set to be […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 201949 Views

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Warming is transforming the Arctic, says NOAA’s Arctic Report Card – Nunatsiaq News

11 December 2019 “The Arctic marine ecosystem and the communities that depend upon it continue to experience unprecedented changes” The Arctic remains the place to see some of the most dramatic impacts of climate change, according to the annual report card on the region released on Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “The […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201954 Views

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From seals to belugas, scientists describe worrying signs for Arctic ‘sentinels’ – CBC

Current population estimates for seals and beluga remain stable in the Arctic Dec 06, 2019 Scientists attending a national gathering of Arctic researchers are outlining a widening range of climate change risks for so-called “sentinel” species, such as ringed seals and beluga whales, which have sustained Inuit for millennia. The ArcticNet conference happening this week […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201953 Views

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NTI Statement Regarding NIRB Adjournment

(December 4, 2019 Iqaluit) Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated’s (NTI) mandate is to protect Inuit rights under the Nunavut Agreement. Inuit have very specific rights to be informed when it comes to resource development in Nunavut. In fact, this is the reason why the Nunavut Agreement was created. It was a difficult decision, on November 6, 2019, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201955 Views

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