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Call for session proposals: 2019 ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM2019)

Apr 29, 2019 The ASM2019 organizing committee welcomes proposals for topical sessions of interest to the northern research community. Proposals can be submitted until May 15, 2019. The ASM2019 will be held December 2-5, 2019 in Halifax, Canada. Building on the success of its previous Annual Scientific Meetings and International Arctic Change Conferences, the 15th […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 201936 Views

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First Nation in Yukon tests new machines to pull water from air – CBC

Entrepreneur says new design could reduce reliance on bottled water and boiling Apr 15, 2019 The Liard First Nation in Yukon is testing a new method of obtaining clean water — pulling it out of the air. An atmospheric water generator installed in Watson Lake is gathering moisture from the air like a dehumidifier, then […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 201947 Views

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Government of Canada invests in geoscience research and the mining sector in Nunavut

From: Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency Over $3.8 million to support natural resource development research and mining April 3, 2019 – Iqaluit, Nunavut – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) With the continued growth of the mining industry in Nunavut, and the challenges of a changing climate, geoscience research has never been more important. The […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201969 Views

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Highlights for ECRs and polar research at EGU19

01 April 2019 The EGU General Assembly 2019, taking place in Vienna (Austria) on 7–12 April 2019, will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. Full program can be found at https://www.egu2019.eu/ APECS will be co-organizing with the EGU Cryosphere Division […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 201964 Views

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Government of Canada announces major investments in scientific research to protect Canadian waters from oil spills

March 18, 2019 Boston, Massachusetts – Keeping our oceans and coastal areas clean, safe and healthy for current and future generations is a top priority for the Government of Canada. That is why we are making significant investments, under the Oceans Protection Plan, to help protect Canadian coasts and waterways from oil spills. Today, on […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201934 Views

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New Research on Arctic Ecosystem Services

Feb 27, 2019 The first study to evaluate all of the Arctic ecosystem services to date was recently published in the Journal of Ecosystem Services. Researchers from the University of Iceland and University of Vermont recently published their study “Ecosystem services in the Arctic: a thematic review” in early 2019. The study identifies many themes […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 201946 Views

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New permafrost research to improve understanding of climate change on northern highways, airports

February 12, 2019    Whitehorse, Yukon    Transport Canada Climate change affects the North more than any other part of Canada and threatens the efficiency, safety and reliability of northern transportation. Making our northern transportation system more resilient to the effects of climate is important given the key role transportation plays in the region’s social and economic […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 201946 Views

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‘Little Ice Age’ caused by death of 55-million Indigenous people after colonization: study – Globalnews.ca

The elimination of nearly 55 million, or 90 per cent, of Indigenous people in the Americas during European colonization led to global climate change and the “Little Ice Age” of the 17th century, a recent study finds. Researchers at University College London found that the Great Dying — the massive loss of life that followed […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201951 Views

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Michael McLeod highlights four recipients of new Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation—Connection Grants in the Northwest Territories

Grants will support projects to identify new ways of doing research with Indigenous communities January 17, 2019 – Yellowknife, NWT – Government of Canada The Government of Canada is committed to renewing its relationship with Indigenous peoples—one based on the recognition of rights, respect, collaboration and partnership. When we recognize Indigenous rights and traditional knowledge, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201958 Views

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Over the past year, Nunavut grew by nearly 1,000 people, StatCan says – Nunatsiaq News

7 January, 2019 Agency estimates territory’s population at 38,650 As 2019 gets underway, Nunavut’s population estimate continues to close in on the 40,000 mark, Statistics Canada reported late last month. In a population estimate released on Dec. 20, the agency reported that as of Sept. 30, the territory’s population had hit 38,650. That’s an increase […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 201969 Views

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