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Adventures in the Yukon...

Arriving back to Baltimore after a few weeks of travel, it seems we have turned the corner to spring. The red-bellied woodpeckers are back to drilling away at the resident trees, while the deer look on eagerly as bits of young ivy begin to peek through the dwindling snow. 942 more words

Arctic MPs Call For Increased Cooperation In The North

By Victor Prevost

In a letter addressed to Canadian Minister for Northern issues, Leona Aglukkaq, and US Secretary John Kerry last week, the members of the Standing Committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region (SCPAR) reiterated their concerns raised during the Whitehorse conference earlier this year. 172 more words

Russia

Could the Arctic be the next Crimea?

Tensions have increased a notch in the Arctic with the news that the Russians have started a major military exercise in the region. Nearly 40,000 servicemen, 41 warships and 15 submarines will be taking part in drills to make them combat-ready—a major show of strength in a region that has long been an area of strategic interest to Russia. 1,119 more words

US wants to sign Arctic research cooperation deal

From TASS

The US chair of the Arctic Council will focus on the safety of Arctic navigation, responsible use of its resources, improvement of economic conditions in the Arctic and climate change problems. 246 more words

Arctic

Senate Energy Committee hearing exposes irony of Arctic opportunities

Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on Arctic opportunities to assess how the country can improve its standing as an Arctic nation and improve the lives of those living in the region. 2,162 more words

Arctic

Arctic Council leaders want more indigenous representation

From CBC

Housing, mental health and the high costs of living in the North are a few items on the agenda of Arctic Council meetings underway in Whitehorse. 261 more words

Economy