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Statement – Shell loses Arctic gamble: industry and Canadian government should change course

28 September 2015 (Iqaluit, Nunavut) – Reacting to the news that Shell has abandoned its Arctic drilling program after failing to find significant quantities of oil or gas, the head of Greenpeace Canada’s Arctic campaign Jessica Wilson said: “This is a major defeat for Shell, and a major victory for the millions of people around […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2015407 Views

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Sewage spill limits clam harvest in Pangnirtung

Public Health Advisory September 25, 2015 Pangnirtung, NU The Department of Health is issuing a precautionary health advisory for Pangnirtung because of the recent and ongoing sewage spill. Residents are advised not to harvest clams from Kingardjuak Point, Aulatsivik Point or any locations within 10 km of Pangnirtung until further notice. ### Media Contact: Ron […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2015444 Views

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Public review of updated elk management plan to begin

September 14, 2015 WHITEHORSE —The Department of Environment and the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board (YFWMB) are seeking public comment on a draft updated management plan for the Takhini and Braeburn elk herds, Minister of Environment Wade Istchenko announced today. “An updated elk management plan will help us work towards meeting the goal of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2015503 Views

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Actions for Arctic Biodiversity

15 September 2015 Arctic Council Working Groups ACAP, AMAP, CAFF and PAME are all meeting this week in Tromsø, Norway. To mark the occasion, we’re highlighting a series of projects from their portfolios. —– Actions for Biodiversity 2013-2021: implementing the recommendations of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA), is the implementation plan for the Arctic Biodiversity […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2015478 Views

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Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic (AACA)

14 September 2015 Arctic Council Working Groups ACAP, AMAP, CAFF and PAME are all meeting this week in Tromsø, Norway. To mark the occasion, we’re highlighting a series of projects from their portfolios. —– “Climate, environmental, and socio-economic drivers will interact and amplify the complexity of decision-making in an unpredictable and rapidly changing Arctic. Cumulative […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2015474 Views

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CITES Animal Committee decides Trade in Polar Bears not Detrimental

(September 9, 2015 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) Vice-President James Eetoolook applauded last week’s decision by a committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to not conduct a significant trade review of polar bears. The decision was made during a CITES meeting of the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 2015706 Views

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Procedure for harvesting caribou on Baffin Island

Start Date: August 26, 2015 End Date: September 9, 2015 Baffin Island 30 sec The Government of Nunavut has accepted the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board’s decision to set a total allowable harvest (TAH) of 250 male caribou for Baffin Island. However, harvesting cannot take place until the tags have been allocated to communities by the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 2015473 Views

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Oil Drum Clean Up And Removal From Beach

August 26, 2015 (Iqaluit, Nunavut) The City of Iqaluit, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, and the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Environment are working together to clean up old oil drums from the Iqaluit beach between the Canadian Coast Guard and the old cemetery. Residents are being notified that all oil drums on the Iqaluit beach […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 2015454 Views

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Limited caribou harvest allowed on Baffin Island

IQALUIT, Nunavut (August 26, 2015) – Minister of Environment Johnny Mike has accepted the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board’s (NWMB) recommendation that a total allowable harvest (TAH) of 250 male caribou should be set for the Baffin Island caribou subpopulation, effective immediately. The Qikiqtaaluk Wildlife Board (QWB) has the responsibility for determining the allocation of the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 2015464 Views

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Minister visits new Conrad campground

August 25, 2015 WHITEHORSE—Construction of the new Conrad campground on Tagish Lake is on schedule, Minister of Environment Wade Istchenko announced today following a tour of the site on August 11. “The Conrad campground will help meet the growing demand for recreational opportunities near Whitehorse for both Yukoners and visitors,” Istchenko said. “After walking around […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 2015519 Views

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