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How two towns in the Canadian Arctic get their food

The other evening, I was sitting in a typical house in Tuktoyaktuk enjoying a meal with an Inuvialuit family as the waves crashed outside. This small hamlet in the Canadian North faces the Arctic Ocean and will soon be the terminus of the only public highway in North America to extend to the coastline of the world’s northernmost sea.  2,645 more words

Arctic

Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay

The scenery is so awe-inspiring! In this magnificent spot, nature used its colossal strength to create a fjord. There are so many things to see and do here in winter and summer alike. 437 more words

Saguenay

Sea lions, beluga whales and Tasmanian Devils suffering from rare cancers likely caused by industrial pollutants, say researchers

Source: Natural News, by Isabelle Z.

Although advancements in science are made nearly every day, there is still a lot of mystery surrounding the exact mechanisms of cancer. 643 more words

Environmental

‘Captivity is degrading’: Buenos Aires Zoo, Georgia Aquarium take steps to end animal captivity

It’s been a big week for animal activists as two major institutions have taken major steps to stop animal captivity.

Buenos Aires Zoo announced it will be closing, and the Georgia Aquarium will no longer acquire whales or dolphins unless they are from rescue situations. 316 more words

World

Offshore fracking threatens beluga whales, group claims

Conservation advocates question plan for expanded fracking in Alaska’s Cook Inlet

Staff Report

Environmental advocates are warning that a plan to expand offshore fracking in Alaska’s… 445 more words

Environment

Study shows beluga whales dive to great depth to catch cod

From Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

By DAN JOLING

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Beluga whales off Alaska’s northern coast target Arctic cod and will dive to great depths to reach them, according to data collected over 15 years that provides insight into their foraging patterns in the remote region undergoing profound changes from climate warming and a loss of sea ice. 621 more words

Environmental

Moby

MANY full moons ago I flew to Duluth, Minnesota, via Chicago on a business trip.

A few minutes into the return ascent out of Duluth, I looked out the window. 435 more words

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