About "The North"

The people, places, events and latest research of Canada’s subarctic and Arctic regions, one of the fastest-changing environments on Earth

Conor and Kim Mihell in Nunavik

Conor and Kim Mihell on Rivière Guerin in August 2016 during a previous canoe expedition in Nunavik, Que. (Photo: Conor Mihell)

Conor and Kim Mihell in Nunavik
We aim to experience and share the vast, little-publicized wilderness of Nunavik, formerly known as Ungava
Guests at a launch event for the RCGS summer exhibit series

Guests mingle inside “Explore,” an exhibition of paintings by Chris Cran that is part of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s 2018 Summer Exhibits series at 50 Sussex. (Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic
Summer series features three exhibitions: Compass by Hilde Lambrechts, Explore by Chris Cran, and Lessons from the Arctic, an artifact display honouring Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar bear and cub on green tundra

An aerial survey of southern Hudson Bay has found that the previously stable polar bear population is now in decline, with fewer cubs surviving their first year. (Photo: Martyn Obbard)

Photo: Martyn Obbard
The number of polar bears living around southern Hudson Bay has dropped by nearly a fifth since 2011
Polar Knowledge Canada, Arctic, climate change, weather

Mobile research labs operating in the vicinity of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. (Photo: Arctic Research Foundation)

Photo: Arctic Research Foundation
Innovative laboratories are adding new capabilities to climate research and communications in the western Arctic 
Polar Knowledge Canada, Arctic, climate change, weather

Des laboratoires de recherche mobiles exploités à proximité de Cambridge Bay (Nunavut). (Photo : Arctic Research Foundation)

Photo : Arctic Research Foundation
Les laboratoires novateurs ajoutent de nouvelles fonctionnalités à la recherche climatique et aux communications dans l’ouest de l’Arctique
University at Buffalo PhD candidate Alia Lesnek at a sampling site on Suemez Island. Photo: Jason Briner

University at Buffalo PhD candidate Alia Lesnek at a sampling site on Suemez Island, Alaska. (Photo: Jason Briner)

Photo: Jason Briner
Researchers studying the history of ice sheets around northern British Columbia found that a coastal migration route may have been a pathway to North America 
Left: Adam Weymouth author photo. Right: Book cover Kings of the Yukon

Adam Weymouth's first book, Kings of the Yukon, sees him paddle the length of the Yukon River to trace the route of migrating chinook salmon, a fish that has long been the lifeblood of the economy and culture of those who live along the waterway. (Author photo: Suki Dhanda)

Author photo: Suki Dhanda
Adam Weymouth's first book, Kings of the Yukon, sees him paddle the length of the Yukon River to trace the route of migrating chinook salmon
Researchers studying the impact of ship traffic and noise on whales in the eastern Beaufort Sea cruise the Prince of Wales Strait in a  Zodiac

Researchers studying the impact of ship traffic and noise on whales in the eastern Beaufort Sea believe reducing vessel speed could be an effective tool for preventing whale distress and lowering the risk of collisions. (Photo courtesy WCS Canada)

Photo courtesy WCS Canada
As Arctic sea ice vanishes, new measures are needed to protect marine wildlife from increased ship traffic 
A cold and windy spring night on the vast landscape of Devon Ice Cap – two subglacial lakes are lurking 750 m below the surface. Photo credit: Anja Rutishauser

A cold and windy spring night on the vast landscape of the Devon Ice Cap, where two subglacial lakes were found to be lurking 750 metres below the surface. (Photo: Anja Rutishauser)

Photo: Anja Rutishauser
Conditions in isolated saline lakes beneath the Devon Ice Cap could be similar to those on Jupiter's icy moon Europa, thought to be capable of supporting life 
Lieutenant John Irving (played by Ronan Raftery) encounters a group of Inuit — and an all-too-brief moment of hope — on King William Island in Episode 7 of The Terror.

Lieutenant John Irving (played by Ronan Raftery) encounters a group of Inuit — and an all-too-brief moment of hope — on King William Island in Episode 7 of The Terror. (Photo: Aidan Monaghan/AMC)

Photo: Aidan Monaghan/AMC
Our experts continue their discussion of the AMC series about the Franklin Expedition
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