apple.news/AYxNaoCi3S6KmRgUrywEniw “The relatively cheap electrical energy that first supported the Thompson nickel mine — and now feeds an ever-growing, modern provincial economy — is frequently touted as a “green” alternative to fossil fuels, but even prior to Keeyask, earlier dams had changed the river’s flow patterns, affecting beaver and muskrat habitat, disrupting caribou migratory routesContinue reading “The Long Term Damage of Cheap, “Green” Energy”
apple.news/AHARo3gGxShm-YEYFbaMh7Q A fragile environment, at-risk people, and endangered species – and a project fueled by greed rather than necessity. We have to stand up for the rights of all. Let your government know that this is not the will of the people!
apple.news/AdbTK2KJARBWzwsE_TTECpA Legislate the losers out of power. If the government will not change laws protecting and encouraging polluters, change the government, by any means necessary.
apple.news/AKOdufxzYTSWIEuPfOnYXxg An isolated colony of polar bears may be coping with establishing new hunting methods in Greenland.
apple.news/AJclOLypYRy-lbrd8rGCxog Declining species of penguins are hit harder by a lack of prey species fish as warmer temperatures drive their food supply away.
The nonprofit Cold Climate Housing Research Center is building sustainable, hardy housing for those living in extreme conditions. — Read on http://www.archpaper.com/2020/01/alaska-cold-climate-housing-research-center-circumpolar-north-builds/ As the climate crisis drives change in the polar regions, Arctic building design has to adapt, including looking back at traditional styles and techniques.
In the White Sea south of the Murmansk region, the first waterfowls sightings were noticed ahead of time earlier this spring. — Read on thebarentsobserver.com/en/climate-crisis/2022/06/waterfowls-migrated-arctic-early
The population of Murmansk, Arkhangelsk and other northern regions might be ten percent less that anticipated. — Read on thebarentsobserver.com/en/life-and-public/2022/06/census-results-show-galloping-population-drain-russias-north Declining northern populations affect the political interest in the Arctic. As population shifts south, indigenous ways of life are lost, oil companies have fewer restraints on exploitation of the region, and more stress is placedContinue reading “Census results show galloping population drain in Russia’s North | The Independent Barents Observer”
apple.news/AEhdLx8PgRWGqzVYB2xklIA Opinion, my own: Policy changes to shipping lanes, reduced pollution and combating rising temperatures are more important to the narwhal population than curbing indigenous hunting in tiny villages.
apple.news/AMqSnwRMpTqWYII-VEwElNA ‘Chloe Dragon Smith and Robert Grandjambe want people to understand that trapping is an integral part of Indigenous life in northern Canada. “All that we are and what we have comes from the land, and trapping is one way we respect that,” says Dragon Smith.’ Full disclosure: I wear fur. All of my furContinue reading “Fur and Indigenous Economy”