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Alberta seeks intervener status for court challenges on Trans Mountain pipeline – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 2, 2017  By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ The Alberta government wants a seat at the table in any future legal fight over the Trans Mountain pipeline. Premier Rachel Notley’s government, in its throne speech Thursday, announced it will seek intervener status on legal challenges to the Kinder Morgan pipeline. […]

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The polar bears are fine: Certain populations coping with a warming Arctic better than expected – Vancouver Sun

March 02, 2017 In a large chunk of Canada’s eastern Arctic, says a new report, polar bears — the ubiquitous icon of a warming world — appear to be doing just fine. In the Baffin Bay fjords just north of Iqaluit, bear populations were at 2,826, about the same as the last time they counted […]

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The Latest: 2 more pipeline protest camps close; just 1 left – CP

Source: The Associated Press Mar 2, 2017 BISMARCK, N.D. _ The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline (all times local): 9 a.m. Two of the remaining three Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camps in southern North Dakota have shut down. The Bureau of Indian Affairs recently told the Sacred Stone and Black Hoop camps on the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 201725 Views

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Recovery Strategy and Management Plan for Two NWT Species at Risk Finalized

YELLOWKNIFE (March 1, 2017) – The Northwest Territories (NWT)  Boreal Caribou Recovery Strategy and the NWT Amphibian Management Plan were released this week. This action fulfills the Government of Northwest Territories’ responsibilities under the Species at Risk (NWT) Act and follows independent assessments completed by the NWT Species at Risk Committee and consensus agreements from […]

by pmnationtalk on March 2, 201731 Views

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Pic Mobert FN: Candace Deschamps co-authors Report

Congratulations to Pic Mobert Lands and Resources staff member Candace Deschamps who was recently published as a co-author in an Information Report titled “Regulations and guidelines for the use of wood ash as a soil amendment in Canadian forests” through Natural Resources Canada and the Canadian Forest Service. Candace conducted the initial bulk of the […]

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Don’t let the oil lobby’s overblown claims derail Canada’s climate plan: Greenpeace

1 March 2017 (TORONTO) — Industry claims that Canada’s proposed greenhouse gas regulations for oil and gas operations would render Canadian operations uncompetitive with their U.S. counterparts are overblown, according to new data released by Greenpeace Canada. The analysis shows that state-level regulation of methane emissions in the United States already covers 25 per cent […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 201720 Views

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Project 4 – All-Season Road Connecting Berens River to Poplar River First Nation – Public Comments Invited

March 1, 2017 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Project 4 – All-Season Road Connecting Berens River to Poplar River First Nation, located in Manitoba. The Agency invites the public to comment on the draft Environmental Assessment Report, a document […]

by pmnationtalk on March 1, 201776 Views

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Mercury may still be leaking – The Chronicle Journal

March 1, 2017 A new scientific report released Tuesday presents “strong evidence” that a Dryden mill site may still be releasing mercury into the Wabigoon River upstream from Grassy Narrows and two other First Nations. Mercury levels in the top layers of sediment have been found to increase by 130 times as the river passes […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 201729 Views

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KRG: Sun Transit Period for Winter 2017

As many of you are probably aware, we are approaching the sun transit period for winter 2017. This is the time of the year where for a short period in the afternoon, the sun, the satellite and our satellite dish will be in aligned for a few minutes. During this time, radio emission from solar […]

by pmnationtalk on March 1, 201725 Views

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NWT Commercial Fishing Strategy Released in Hay River

HAY RIVER (February 27, 2017) – A Strategy to Revitalize the NWT’s Commercial Fishery was officially unveiled today in Hay River; the town that has been the hub of the territory’s fishing industry over the last 70 years. The Strategy for Revitalizing the Great Slave Lake Commercial Fishery describes steps, actions and investments, to be […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 201731 Views

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Towerbirch Expansion Project granted environmental assessment approval

February 27, 2017 VICTORIA – Environment Minister Mary Polak and Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman have issued an environmental assessment certificate to NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. for the Towerbirch Expansion Project, an 87-km-long interprovincial natural gas pipeline between British Columbia and Alberta. Approximately 69 km would be in the Peace River Regional District in […]

by pmnationtalk on February 28, 201732 Views

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Study claims mercury still leaking from mill near Grassy Narrows : chief – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 28, 2017 By Paola Loriggio THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A northwestern Ontario First Nation plagued with mercury poisoning for more than 50 years said Tuesday it has evidence that toxic material is still leaking from an upstream paper mill. A new report commissioned by the Grassy Narrows community and funded by […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 201728 Views

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Government of Canada supports project to improve dry-cleaning chemical handling

Seneca College receives $131,519 from federal Environmental Damages Fund February 28, 2017 – Toronto, Ontario – Environment and Climate Change Canada Canadians place a high value on the environment and on healthy communities. That is why our government works with community groups, academia, industry, provinces, territories, municipalities, and Indigenous Peoples on initiatives that safeguard the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 28, 201725 Views

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Notice of Application – May River Project

OSCA Application No. 1880245 EPEA Application No. 001-00380416 MEG Energy Corp. May River Project The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) Application No. 1880245 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) Application No. 001-00380416 from MEG Energy Corp. (MEG) for approval of the May River Project. The AER is reviewing […]

by pmnationtalk on February 28, 201748 Views

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Local laughs abound at 16th annual Winnipeg Comedy Festival – Winnipeg Free Press

The Winnipeg Comedy Festival is bringing the locavore movement to the standup stage. The 16th annual event runs April 3 to 9, and its theme is “Buy Local.” The festival has scheduled a list of Manitoban and Canadian performers, including MADtv’s Will Sasso, Gavin Crawford of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, three-time Canadian Comedy Award […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 201733 Views

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Fleming College: Pharmacy Technician students to celebrate Pharmacy Awareness Week

The students, working with volunteer professionals, will provide complimentary services and supports to the college community and the public. The Pharmacy Technician Students invite you to come out and celebrate Pharmacy Awareness Week! When: Tuesday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Main Foyer of Sutherland Campus Fleming What’s Happening? Pharmacy Technician students […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 201740 Views

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Study claims mercury still leaking from mill near Grassy Narrows : chief – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 28, 2017  TORONTO _ A northwestern Ontario First Nation plagued with mercury poisoning for more than 50 years says it has evidence that toxic material is still leaking from an upstream mill. Chief Simon Fobister of Grassy Narrows says a new report released today suggests there is ongoing mercury contamination from the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 201753 Views

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SFI Conservation Grants Feature Collaboration From 37 Different Groups Spanning North America

WASHINGTON, DC and OTTAWA, ON — The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced five conservation grants today. SFI is bringing together a diverse range of people from 37 organizations to support research that directly influences future forests. This year’s grants focus on the connection between sustainable supply chains and natural resource issues we all care […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 201722 Views

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The right to be cold is key to addressing climate change says Nobel nominee – CBC

Sheila Watt-Cloutier, author of 2017 Canada Reads finalist, speaks in Thunder Bay Wednesday evening Feb 28, 2017 For decades, Sheila Watt-Cloutier has been fighting for the right to be cold, not only for Inuit in the Arctic, but for the entire world. However now, as temperatures continue to rise, the nominee for the Nobel Peace […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 201718 Views

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Mercury still leaking into river upstream from Grassy Narrows First Nation, suggests report – CBC

Report points to legacy pollution from mercury spilled decades ago at paper mill Feb 28, 2017 An old chemical plant in Dryden, Ont., is still leaking mercury and contaminating the Wabigoon-English River system near the Grassy Narrows First Nation in northwestern Ontario, suggests a new report from a group of scientists. Last summer the team sampled the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 28, 201727 Views

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The Government of Canada takes action to protect species at risk

February 27, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Environment and Climate Change Canada The Government of Canada is committed to protecting species and biodiversity in Canada, and it has recently added 11 new species to the list of species at risk, under the Species at Risk Act. The species to be protected under the Act were […]

by pmnationtalk on February 27, 201735 Views

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Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project – Federal Funding Available

February 24, 2017 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is making funding available through its Participant Funding Program to assist the participation of the public and Indigenous groups in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project, located approximately 15 kilometres west of Calgary, Alberta. Funding is […]

by pmnationtalk on February 27, 201721 Views

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Province Issues First 2017 Flood Outlook

February 27, 2017 Flood Risk Remains Moderate to Major Across the Province: Pedersen Levels of spring flooding will be dependent on future weather conditions as the first 2017 flood outlook suggests the risk of moderate to major flooding persists in many areas of the province, Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen announced today. “At this time, we […]

by pmnationtalk on February 27, 201730 Views

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Governments of Canada and of British Columbia conclude study on protection of southern mountain caribou

February 24, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Environment and Climate Change Canada Conserving wildlife is integral to Canada’s natural environment, and it supports our health and economy. The Government of Canada is committed to working with the provinces, territories, Indigenous people, and stakeholders to manage and support the recovery of species at risk. The Minister […]

by pmnationtalk on February 27, 201738 Views

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Strong numbers but worrying trends revealed in latest polar bear survey

February 27, 2017 IQALUIT — Newly released survey results show two of Canada’s 13 polar bear subpopulations, previously thought to be declining, are likely stable and one could even be increasing. But the decline of Arctic sea ice is still a major threat to the species’ long-term survival, the survey report says. What the report […]

by pmnationtalk on February 27, 201753 Views

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Vital Indigenous voices missing in debate over Canada’s grasslands, says Cree hunter – CBC

Monday February 27, 2017 ​Indigenous people want their voices heard in the debate over the protection of Canada’s prairie grassland. Canada’s ecologically rich grasslands stretch across southern Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, but a lack of federal protection has some worried the delicate ecosystem is in danger of eroding. Philip Brass shares these concerns and worries that […]

by pmnationtalk on February 27, 201726 Views

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Museum study documents rich plant diversity along Nunavut’s Coppermine River

More than 300 species Ottawa, February, 27, 2017—Botanists from the Canadian Museum of Nature have established a new baseline for plant species from the Coppermine River region in mainland Nunavut—an area where the treeline reaches its northern limit. The team has recorded 300 vascular plant species from a 1,200 sq. km stretch along the River. […]

by pmnationtalk on February 27, 201727 Views

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Standing Committee recommendations will renew gutted Fisheries Act

TORONTO, February 24, 2017- Recommendations for changes to the Fisheries Act made by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans have the potential to create a robust framework of environmental legislation, WWF-Canada said today. In the fall, WWF-Canada testified that the Act should be modernized, and that key protections removed in 2012 […]

by pmnationtalk on February 27, 201732 Views

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Operation NUNALIVUT 2017 begins in the High Arctic

From National Defence February 23, 2017 – Yellowknife, N.W.T. – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces About 200 Canadian Armed Forces members will take part in Operation NUNALIVUT 2017. The annual surveillance and control operation in the High Arctic takes place this year in Resolute Bay and Hall Beach, Nunavut, from February 23 to March […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 201756 Views

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Water Resources Program Manager Appointed to International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Environment Division is pleased to announce that Water Resources Program Manager Tony David has been appointed to the International Joint Commission’s (IJC) International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board of Control. The two-year appointment was approved by the IJC Commissioners on Tsiothohrkó:wa//January 13, 2017 and is effective […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 201759 Views

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Ottawa’s northern rep Simon proposes ‘Indigenous Protected Areas’ for Arctic – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 24, 2017 A high-profile northerner says Arctic environments should be conserved through a network of what she calls Indigenous Protected Areas. Mary Simon was appointed last summer as a special representative on the Arctic to Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett. Her recently released interim report suggests Arctic environmental conservation should […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 201775 Views

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Iroquois Caucus Condemns Plan To Truck Highly Radioactive Liquid From Chalk River

The Iroquois Caucus announced today that it is unanimously condemning a plan to truck 23,000 liters of highly radioactive liquid from Chalk River, Ontario across the International border to the Savannah River Site, South Carolina, using public roads and bridges. This unprecedented action could have a devastating impact on the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence River ecosystem. Depending on […]

by pmnationtalk on February 24, 201745 Views

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Government Pledges to Clean Up Toxic Mercury Pollution in Northern Canada – HRW

Last week, the Ontario provincial government announced it was “completely committed” to a thorough clean-up of mercury in the English Wabigoon River in northwestern Ontario. Mercury has had a devastating effect on the health and livelihoods of hundreds of residents from two First Nations communities – Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong (Whitedog) – along this river. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 201737 Views

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Hearings & Applications – The NEB is now accepting applications to participate in our review of the NGTL Peace River Mainline Abandonment Project

The NEB is now accepting applications to participate in our review of the NGTL Peace River Mainline Abandonment Project. NT5

by aanationtalk on February 24, 201753 Views

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AER issues Peace River area directive

Calgary, Alberta (Feb 23, 2017)… The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has released new requirements for heavy oil and bitumen operators in the Peace River area to control emissions of gas that contribute to offensive odours. The requirements are set out in Directive 084: Requirements for Hydrocarbon Emission Controls and Gas Conservation in the Peace River […]

by pmnationtalk on February 24, 201743 Views

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Study finds habitat flooding caused by climate change threatens vulnerable wood bison

New research from scientists at the University of Ottawa, five partner universities and the Government of the Northwest Territories shows that climate change is causing extensive lake expansion and landscape flooding in the southern Northwest Territories, affecting the core habitat of the Mackenzie wood bison herd. Wood bison are listed as “threatened” under Canada’s Species […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201737 Views

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Okanagan Nation Alliance: New Radiation Studies Confirm Okanagan Sockeye Remain Safe for Consumption

Recent news reports have highlighted the findings of a study on Fukushima radioisotope in a sockeye salmon from the Okanagan River, and confirmed that Okanagan sockeye remain safe for human consumption. The Okanagan Nation Alliance provided samples of sockeye salmon to the Integrated Fukushima Ocean Radionuclide Monitoring Project to assist with monitoring the impacts of […]

by aanationtalk on February 23, 201738 Views

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Contrecoeur Port Terminal Expansion Project – Federal Funding Available

February 23, 2017 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is making funding available through its Participant Funding Program to assist the participation of the public and Indigenous groups in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed Contrecoeur Port Terminal Expansion Project, located in Contrecoeur, approximately 40 kilometres from Montreal. Funding […]

by aanationtalk on February 23, 201764 Views

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Police begin making arrests in pipeline protest camp – CP

Source: The Associated Press Feb 23, 2017 12:51 By James MacPherson And Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNON BALL, N.D. _ Police in full riot gear began arresting Dakota Access pipeline opponents who remained in a protest camp in North Dakota on Thursday in defiance of orders to leave. Most protesters left peacefully Wednesday, when authorities closed the […]

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Ipsos: Nearly Nine in 10 Canadians (89%) Consider Preventing the Extinction of Wild Plants and Animals Important

Most (80%) say that it is necessary for government to prevent industrial development in certain areas to protect endangered plants and animals Thursday, February 23, 2017 Ottawa, ON – Nearly nine in 10 Canadians (89%) agree that preventing the extinction of wild plants and animals in Canada is important, including nearly two in three (64%) […]

by aanationtalk on February 23, 201739 Views

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2016 claims near $650M: Saskatchewan crop insurance premiums, coverage going up – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 23, 2017 12:42 MELVILLE, Sask. _ Crop insurance premiums and coverage levels are going up in Saskatchewan. Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart says premiums will average $8.51 an acre _ up 67 cents an acre from last year’s average _ because of the need to insure higher value crops such as lentils and canola. […]

by aanationtalk on February 23, 201734 Views

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Meeting of Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers responsible for Conservation, Wildlife and Biodiversity

Together, we can achieve great things and protect the abundance and variety of life that is part of this beautiful land of ours for future generations. We, as Ministers responsible for conservation, wildlife and biodiversity, met to discuss our priorities and review progress since our last meeting in 2015.  We remain committed to working together, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 201780 Views

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Zach Kunuk to screen Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change at UWinnipeg

WINNIPEG, MB — The University of Winnipeg’s office of Indigenous Affairs and the Prairie Climate Centre are pleased to host a free public screening of the film Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change on March 6, at Eckhardt Gramatté Hall from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. The co-directors of the film, Zacharias Kunuk and Ian Mauro, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 201735 Views

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How Do Polar Bears Respond to Climate Change, Subsistence Hunting? – Newswise.com

Newswise — UW’s Kristin Laidre awarded Pew marine fellowship to study effects of climate change, subsistence hunting on polar bears Polar bears depend on sea ice for essential tasks like hunting and breeding. As Arctic sea ice disappears due to climate change, bears across the species’ 19 subpopulations are feeling the strain. But even as […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 201726 Views

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Emergency response simulates a B.C. earthquake

Feb 22, 2017 A collaborative effort will test the province’s emergency plans and procedures by simulating a catastrophic B.C. earthquake. Representatives from all levels of government, industry, post-secondary institutions, social organizations and emergency management agencies will work together Feb. 22-24 to review and practise emergency response plans. “As we saw last year with forest fires, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201727 Views

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Arctic killer whales intimidating narwhals into behaviour change: study – The Globe and Mail

Feb. 22, 2017 A study has concluded that the increased presence of killer whales in Arctic waters is intimidating narwhal into drastically changing their behaviour. It’s another symptom of how climate change is remaking the delicate northern environment. “Just having (killer whales) around is terrorizing their prey and causing them a lot of difficulties,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 201729 Views

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Province Advises River Users to be Aware as Ice Cutters, Amphibex Icebreakers Begin Work on the North Red River

February 22, 2017 Manitoba Infrastructure reminds river users to observe warning signs and stay clear of equipment as ice-cutting machines and icebreakers take to the north Red River between Netley Creek and Netley Lake north of Selkirk starting today. Safety notices have been posted in areas where the Amphibex machines will be working as a […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 201734 Views

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Advisor to INAC minister pitches “Indigenous Protected Areas” – NunatsiaqOnline

February 22, 2017 “A conservation paradigm shift in the Arctic” Territorial governments, the federal government and Indigenous organizations should look at the idea of creating “Indigenous Protected Areas,” Mary Simon, a special advisor to Indigenous and Northern Affairs minister Carolyn Bennett, said in an interim report made public on Feb. 17. Simon, who was named […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201725 Views

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US shutting down Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp – CP

Source: The Associated Press Feb 22, 2017  By Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D. _ The Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to close a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp that’s been around for more than six months isn’t likely to be the demise of on-the-ground opposition in North Dakota. Wednesday’s deadline for the protesters to leave […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 201724 Views

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Eastern Arctic polar bears OK, but low sea ice makes future uncertain – NunatsiaqOnline

Joint Canada-Greenland science group says Baffin Bay, Kane Basin numbers increasing February 21, 2017 Finally, a little good news about polar bears in Canada’s eastern Arctic. A recent comprehensive three-year scientific study of Canada’s two eastern-most polar bear populations shows they are at least stable, and possibly increasing. Of course, those conclusions come with a […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201737 Views

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