14 Results for Arctic

The Arctic is the fastest warming place on Earth and its water faces numerous pressures, from increased mercury transport to dissolved organic carbon and greywater dumping. Indigenous knowledge combined with Arctic research is essential to helping the government better understand how to protect northern regions against the impacts of climate…

October 29, 2018 @ 10:53am

Methane released by thawing permafrost from some Arctic lakes is likely to accelerate climate change, according to a new study from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The study, 21st-century modeled permafrost carbon emissions accelerated by abrupt thaw beneath lakes, was published August 15th in the journal Nature Communications, focuses on the…

August 20, 2018 @ 11:40am

A gap in Canadian regulations governing greywater disposal in the Arctic could lead to a significant increase in pollution in highly sensitive waters in the future if nothing is done, a new report commissioned by World Wildlife Fund Canada has found. The amount of untreated greywater dumped in Canadian Arctic waters…

August 16, 2018 @ 7:30am

The federal government will invest in coastal restoration in the Arctic by supporting research and restoration of nearshore ecosystems in the Beaufort Sea. Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, announced yesterday, on behalf of the Government of Canada, that Aurora College will receive $410,000 over 5 years for research to help…

May 24, 2018 @ 9:09am

The Royal Society of Canada has declared Arctic sustainability and the role of digital technologies in society to be two of the most pressing issues of our time, in time for G7 political summit. Each year since 2005, the National Academies of the G7 countries have delivered joint statements in time for…

May 18, 2018 @ 9:10am

The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)—one of six Working Groups of the Arctic Council—has released its fourth assessment addressing Arctic climate issues. The report entitled, Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic, highlights the dramatic pace of changes that are occurring in the Arctic environment and how those changes impact the rest…

November 20, 2017 @ 5:29pm

Whale Cove, Nunavut, will receive $500,000 from the Canadian government for the Whale Cove Emergency Water Supply project. Announced on Friday by Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honorable Joe Savikataaq, Minister of Community and Government Services, the funds will be put toward ending boil water advisories…

August 28, 2017 @ 10:20am

The 2017 expedition of the Students on Ice program launched today at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. The 15-day Arctic expedition will take over 100 youth from around the world to Resolute Bay to board a specially designed ice-class expedition vessel that will then travel to Beechey Island and Prince…

August 08, 2017 @ 11:07am

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde spoke today from the steps of the Supreme Court of Canada to mark World Water Day and to support the Yukon First Nations who are in Ottawa to witness the hearing of their landmark case involving the Peel River watershed, First…

March 22, 2017 @ 12:01pm

The Canadian Space Agency awarded a $3.8M contract to Communications & Power Industries Canada (CPI) to build components for the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission. SWOT will survey 90 per cent of the Earth's surface water, observe the fine details of the ocean's surface topography, and measure how lakes, rivers, reservoirs,…

January 16, 2017 @ 9:41am

WWF-Canada has released a statement urging Transport Canada, which is currently revising safety and pollution regulations, to officially adopt the same or stronger levels of regulations on grey water discharged in waters north of 60 degrees latitude as apply south of 60. The release stated that, although untreated grey water…

December 12, 2016 @ 10:50am

Canadian Arctic scientist, Dr. John England, joins prestigious ranks, today accepting the Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research. England is a well-known advocate for the importance of northern science and value of the Canadian Arctic landscape. His work has captured 18,000 years of glacial and sea level history…

December 07, 2016 @ 9:24am

Dr. Fred Roots, founder of the Students on Ice program, youth mentor, Arctic explorer, and climate scientist died October 18, 2016. From Pole to Pole, Dr. Roots touched so many lives, organizations, planetary processes, treaties, agreements, discoveries, and he truly made Canada and the World a better place. At the…

October 27, 2016 @ 11:29am

World-renowned Canadian polar marine mammal scientist, Dr. Ian Stirling, has won the Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research.  For more than forty years, Stirling has studied the ecology and behaviour of arctic marine mammals, particularly polar bears, which has led to a new era of ecological understanding…

December 09, 2015 @ 12:24pm