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Nunavut’s Back River mine proposal needs more study, Ottawa says – CBC

The territory’s review board asked federal government to quash the project, citing caribou concerns Jan 16, 2017 The Ministry of Indigenous and Northern Affairs is calling for additional study by the Nunavut Impact Review Board on the effects a proposed gold mine will have on the territory’s Kitikmeot region. The Nunavut Impact Review Board rejected […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 2017235 Views

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1400+ sign open letter urging the federal and provincial Ministers of Natural Resources to veto oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence as deadline nears

January 13, 2017 In response to the deafening silence from the federal and provincial Ministers of Natural Resources, Sierra Club Canada Foundation has lead one final effort to bring forward the concerns of Canadians, experts, and environmental groups.  We have gathered the signatures of over 1400 groups and individuals calling for the rejection of the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 2017247 Views

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Arctic lakes melting earlier and earlier each year, recent 14-year study shows – CBC

Jan 11, 2017 ‘Without any doubt at all, basically almost all lakes are getting their ice out earlier year after year’ Lakes across the Arctic are melting up to and more than a day earlier per year, according to a new study by scientists at a U.K. university.z` The study looks at five different regions in the Arctic […]

by pmnationtalk on January 11, 2017234 Views

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5.8 magnitude quake shakes Nunavut – CBC

Earthquake originally measured at magnitude 6.4 by U.S. Geological Survey Jan 08, 2017 Nunavut was shaken by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake on Sunday, according to Earthquakes Canada. The quake struck at 5:47 CT, at a depth of about 19 kilometres. Earthquakes Canada said it did not expect there to be any damages The U.S. Geological […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 2017247 Views

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WWF study says renewable energy will work, save money in Arctic communities – CBC

Study says there could be millions in cost savings and greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced by up to 74% Jan 04, 2017 A new study from World Wildlife Fund Canada’s Arctic Program says that renewable energy is not only possible for the Arctic — it could be cost-effective, as well. “My biggest takeaway is […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 2017265 Views

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Protecting biodiversity and expanding Canada’s network of protected areas

Candidates sought for National Advisory Panel on conservation and biodiversity December 23, 2016 Today, the Honourable Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister Responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, and the Honourable Minister of Alberta Environment and Parks and the Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office, Shannon Phillips, reaffirmed Canada’s commitment to expanding […]

by ahnationtalk on December 23, 2016329 Views

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New Polar Code a good first step, but lacks meaningful protections for the Arctic

OTTAWA – The International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2017, is a good first step, but still includes significant regulatory gaps of concern to WWF-Canada. About the code Better known as the Polar Code, the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters was agreed upon in 2014 by […]

by ahnationtalk on December 23, 2016363 Views

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Offshore ban in Arctic will cost northern economy: Northwest Territories premier – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 21, 2016 By Dan Healing THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ A federal decision to stop issuing offshore oil and gas licences in the Arctic was made without consultation with the people whose economy stands to pay the price, Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod said Wednesday. The leader of the territory south of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 22, 2016340 Views

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Nunavut, N.W.T. premiers slam Arctic drilling moratorium – CBC

Dec 22, 2016 Peter Taptuna and Bob McLeod say Ottawa’s unilateral decision a step backwards in devolution progress The decision to ban oil and gas drilling in Arctic waters could cripple Nunavut’s future financial independence, says the territory’s premier. Peter Taptuna says the decision by Ottawa to restrict any offshore licensing over the next five […]

by ahnationtalk on December 22, 2016305 Views

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Government of Yukon approves new open pit at Minto mine

December 19, 2016 The Yukon government approved an amendment to Minto Exploration Ltd.’s mining plan and issued an amended quartz mining licence on December 13, 2016. The amendment means the company can begin work on a new open pit at the Minto mine near Pelly Crossing. The new pit should allow the mine to continue […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 2016229 Views

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