Radio Canada International

The surrender of exploration permits covering 8,625 square kilometres will facilitate the conservation of a massive, highly sensitive marine ecosystem at Lancaster Sound in the Canadian Arctic.
June 09, 2016
While the Northwest Passage is a long way away from becoming a commercially viable maritime shipping route, even a moderate increase in shipping through Canada’s Arctic waters has the potential to change Ottawa’s relationship with its Asian trading partners, especially China, argues a newly released paper.
May 19, 2016
Ottawa’s efforts to map the Central Arctic Ocean in an attempt to present a scientific case for Canada’s claim to the North Pole are a monumental waste of taxpayers’ money, says one of the country’s leading experts on international law and the Arctic.
May 10, 2016
Canada plans to submit its Arctic continental shelf claim in 2018 and it is expected to include the North Pole, overlapping with both Russian and Danish submissions that also claim ownership of the planet’s northernmost point, according to Canadian officials.
May 06, 2016
As Canada prepares to host the next round of discussions on preventing unregulated fishing in the central Arctic Ocean, experts are urging circumpolar nations and major fishing nations to make sure that “fisheries don’t come before science.”
April 27, 2016
Climate change means melting ice will make it possible for cruise ships to go through the Northwest Passage in a few months, but Michael Byers says such voyages carry risks and are bad for the environment.
April 25, 2016
A coalition of international environmental groups is calling on the International Maritime Organization to prohibit the use of heavy fuel oil in Arctic waters.
April 21, 2016
Scientists are sounding the alarm over the discovery that many polar bears in the Canadian Arctic are making marathon swims of several days in search of stable ice as the Beaufort Sea melts with climate change.
April 20, 2016
For years there has been concern about the rapidly declining caribou herds across Canada.
March 09, 2016