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On World Water Day, AFN National Chief Stands with Yukon First Nations at Supreme Court

On World Water Day, AFN National Chief Stands with Yukon First Nations at Supreme Court March 22, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today spoke on the steps of the Supreme Court of Canada to mark World Water Day and to support the Yukon First Nations who are […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 20176 Views

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Yukon fossil key to uncovering bison’s North American invasion

March 21, 2017 The DNA from a steppe bison fossil discovered in the Ch’ijee Bluff on Vuntut Gwitchin Settlement Land has played a central role in determining when the large ice age mammal first arrived in North America and its subsequent evolution on the continent. The 130,000 year old fossil was found in 2006 and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 20176 Views

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Call for nominations: Nunavut Joint Planning and Management Committee for Territorial Parks

Start Date: March 21, 2017 End Date: April 21, 2017 Nunavut 30 sec The Government of Nunavut (GN) is now accepting nominations for an appointment to the Nunavut Joint Planning and Management Committee for Territorial Parks (NJPMC). The NJPMC provides advice and recommendations to the GN on the planning, establishment, operation and management of Nunavut’s […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 20176 Views

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Media Advisory: IPCC meetings in Guadalajara

GENEVA, March 21 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be holding its 45th Session in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, on 28 – 31 March 2017. Among other issues, the Panel will consider the outlines of two Special Reports, one on climate change and oceans and the cryosphere and another on climate change, desertification, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20175 Views

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Intact wilderness is a hedge against our ignorance – Science Matters

March 16, 2017 In 2011, I travelled with my family down Yukon’s Hart River. It’s one of seven pure rivers in the Peel River watershed, a 68,000-square-kilometre wilderness that’s been at the centre of a legal dispute for many years and a land-use planning debate for more than a decade. For two weeks, we fished […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 20177 Views

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Tłı̨chǫ Government: Winter Road Update – Wekweètì Closed

March 16, 2017 Wekweètì Winter Road Update: •    The Wekweeti Winter Road is currently CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC until further notice. Whatì Winter Road Update: •    Travel on the Whatì Winter Road is NOT RECOMMENDED until our Maintenance Crews have had time to clear a center-line pass to the Community. Gamètì Winter Road Update: •   […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201713 Views

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Scientists race to prevent wipeout of world’s coral reefs – CP

Source: The Associated Press Mar 14, 2017  By Elena Becatoros THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SOUTH ARI ATOLL, Maldives _ There were startling colours here just a year ago, a dazzling array of life beneath the waves. Now this Maldivian reef is dead, killed by the stress of rising ocean temperatures. What’s left is a haunting expanse of grey, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 20176 Views

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Whitehorse-based company to pay $80,000 penalty after it acknowledged responsibility for diesel spill near the Porcupine River in Old Crow

March 10, 2017 – Whitehorse, Yukon – Environment and Climate Change Canada The effective and strict enforcement of Canadian environmental- and wildlife-protection laws is one way Environment and Climate Change Canada is maintaining clean air and water and protecting our wildlife and their habitats. On February 23, 2017, Air North Charter and Training Ltd. (Air […]

by pmnationtalk on March 10, 201720 Views

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Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission invites comments on draft REGDOC-2.13.1, Safeguards and Nuclear Material Accountancy

March 9, 2017, – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is asking the public to provide comments on draft REGDOC-2.13.1, Safeguards and Nuclear Material Accountancy. A request for information (RFI) document, which outlines the regulatory objectives and approach, is also included. The public is asked to provide clear […]

by pmnationtalk on March 9, 201718 Views

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Alaska underwater pipeline leak may have started in December – CBC

Natural gas still spewing into Cook Inlet, home to endangered population of beluga whales Mar 07, 2017 A pipeline spewing natural gas into Alaska’s Cook Inlet may have started leaking in December, two months before the leak was spotted from the air, according to a U.S. federal pipeline safety office. The estimate of when gas […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 20178 Views

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