Eye on the Arctic

There are thousands of contaminated sites in the Arctic, and as permafrost thaws, increased pollutants from these areas could be released, says a recent study.
April 09, 2023
TORONTO — Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last year upended almost 30 years of Arctic cooperation, but it’s also brought northern allies even closer together, a group of diplomats from the world’s circumpolar countries told a Canadian conference on Wednesday.
February 23, 2023
Rising greenhouse gas concentrations and accumulated heat have contributed to the the past eight years being the warmest ever recorded, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Thursday.
January 13, 2023
Canada filed an addendum on Monday to extend its continental shelf in the Arctic, increasing significantly its overlaps with claims by Russia.
December 23, 2022
Higher air temperatures and lower sea ice cover continue to transform the Arctic, says the Arctic Report Card 2022 released on Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the United States.
December 15, 2022
The defence ministers of Finland, Norway and Sweden signed an updated statement of intent on Tuesday in Oslo that prioritises operations planning in the North.
November 23, 2022
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has upended international Arctic cooperation and there will be “no return to the pre-war reality,” says a report commissioned by the Finnish government.
October 12, 2022
A global increase in heatwaves, and the associated environmental conditions giving rise to longer and more intense wildfires, could negatively affect air quality and pollution levels in the decades ahead, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Wednesday in its Air Quality and Climate Bulletin.
September 12, 2022
A project established to gather statistics and assess the respect of Indigenous rights in Sapmi is an important step towards better understanding the situation for Saami in northern Europe, says the lawyer that worked on the project for the Saami Council.
September 01, 2022
Scientists on the German icebreaker Polarstern returned from a seven-week research trip this month, before the boat heads to the Antarctic at the end of the month.
August 25, 2022