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Feds new confidentiality rules on Arctic project called ‘chilling’

Feds new confidentiality rules on Arctic project called ‘chilling’ | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
bid by the federal government to impose sweeping confidentiality rules on an Arctic science project has run into serious resistance in the United States.
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"...DFO’s proposed confidentiality provisions say all technology and “other information” related to the Arctic project “shall be deemed to be confidential and neither party may release any such information to others in any way whatsoever without the prior written authorization of the other party.” If enforced, Muenchow says the fisheries department could prevent researchers from publishing scientific findings, blogging about their project or sharing information on the project with the media and public, which is encouraged by the U.S. agencies co-funding the project. Muenchow and DFO scientists involved in the project travel north by icebreaker to deploy and retrieve instruments to assess oceanographic conditions in the ice-choked Nares Strait, which runs between Canada’s Ellesmere Island and Greenland and may have a significant effect on ocean circulation. Muenchow’s problem with the DFO comes amid growing concern and controversy over the Harper government’s micro-management of scientific projects. Researchers are dismayed at “new” publication procedures sent to many federal fisheries scientists two weeks ago and published on-line by anonymous federal researcher. The procedures say DFO managers will decide when and if studies involving DFO scientists can be published in external scientific journals, which are at the heart of scientific communication. ..."
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Tweet from @kramvig

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RT @JoBri7: "@kramvig: #sealfie Sápmi Norway http://t.co/2dOF2tUltv" #Circumpolar regions unite!
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Black beach, Iceland @planetepics

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Tweet from @paulfink

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I fed you in Stratford - try my seal in Nunavut. @petermansbridge, share the story. "@paulfink #StratfordON #Sealfie http://t.co/coNhfZjZk1"
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Timeline Photos - Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources | Facebook

Timeline Photos - Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources | Facebook | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
On This Day (4/1/1999): In 1999 Nunavut (from Inuktitut: ᓄᓇᕗᑦ [ˈnunavut]) was officially recognized. It is the largest and newest federal territory of...
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A View From Nunavut. Day 3: Now, That’s a Blizzard | Blog | Best Health

A View From Nunavut. Day 3: Now, That’s a Blizzard | Blog | Best Health | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
A View From Nunavut.Day 3: Now, That’s a Blizzard, n/a (RT @besthealthmag: Our blogger @erinpp shares her first Arctic blizzard experience in Nunavut: http://t.co/0ccKxTXIMv)...
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Ungava (electoral district) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ungava (electoral district) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ungava is a provincial electoral district in the Nord-du-Québec region of Quebec, Canada that elects members to the National Assembly of Quebec. It includes all of the Nord-du-Québec region (which is also a single census division) except for the Naskapi village municipality of Kawawachikamach.

The Quebec electoral district that includes #Nunavik: Ungava (electoral district) — Wikipedia http://t.co/h7xkyEX5bt #qc2014
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NASA: Warm Rivers Play Role in Arctic Sea Ice Melt - Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Nature World News NASA: Warm Rivers Play Role in Arctic Sea Ice Melt Jet Propulsion Laboratory These images show sea surface temperatures of the Beaufort Sea where Canada's Mackenzie River discharges into the Arctic Ocean, as measured by the...
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Ikea Tells Iceland: Crisis Over, Time to Pay for Your Salted Meat and Peas - Wall Street Journal (blog)

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Wall Street Journal (blog) Ikea Tells Iceland: Crisis Over, Time to Pay for Your Salted Meat and Peas Wall Street Journal (blog) REYKJAVIK, Iceland – Looking for proof Iceland is officially out of its financial funk?
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Iceland environmentalists protest as China joins Arctic oil race - Phys.Org

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Sky News Australia Iceland environmentalists protest as China joins Arctic oil race Phys.Org An Icelandic environmental group poured cold water over the Arctic nation's dreams of becoming an oil-producer Wednesday, following the approval of a...
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As Ice Melts, the Arctic Warms Up to a Global Presence - Brown Political Review

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Brown Political Review As Ice Melts, the Arctic Warms Up to a Global Presence Brown Political Review Though diplomatic relations with Russia are cooling globally, one region stands out: the Arctic.
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Nunavut national park expands after land-exchange agreement with Inuit

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OTTAWA -- Ukkusiksalik National Park in Nunavut has expanded by 327 square kilometres, the result of a land-exchange agreement with an Inuit association, says Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.
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Consensus to protect the central Arctic Ocean - Norway Post

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Consensus to protect the central Arctic Ocean Norway Post This was discussed by senior officials of the five coastal States surrounding the central Arctic Ocean – Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark, the Kingdom of Norway, the Russian Federation and the...
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Aboriginal News - Inuit - Arctic I: Sovereignty in Pink

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Aboriginal News - Inuit - Arctic I: Sovereignty in Pink Arctic I: Sovereignty in Pink © K.M.
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Black beach, Iceland @OMGFacts

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Ice cave with ice crystals Under the Vatnajökull, Iceland http://t.co/0Q1xoBOgIy
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The Arctic Council's Immunity to Crimean Flu - Alaska Dispatch

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The Province The Arctic Council's Immunity to Crimean Flu Alaska Dispatch For those who have promoted the Arctic region's stability and peacefulness, Putin's actions have given pause.
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Measuring methane above the Arctic - Planet Earth

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Measuring methane above the Arctic Planet Earth This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: Michelle Cain of the University of Cambridge and Stéphane Bauguitte of the Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements explain how and why they're measuring...
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Tweet from @ObservingSpace

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Northern lights photographed by J.M. Garcia in Iceland https://t.co/o6l8uQyjgL #aurora http://t.co/ERnHmipREz
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Team Nunavut's colourful mushers' dog boxes in Fairbanks, Alaska

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Team Nunavut's colourful mushers' dog boxes sit stacked up at an Arctic Winter Games site in Fairbanks, Alaska. The boxes were built by Harry Ittinuar, father of Team Nunavut athletes Heather and Ethel Ford, designed by Sally Cormier-Ittinuar and painted by students from Maani Ulujuk Ilinniarvik in Rankin Inlet. (PHOTO COURTESY OF TEAM NUNAVUT)
http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/pub/photos/mushers_boxes570.jpg

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Team Nunavut's colourful mushers' dog boxes sit stacked up at an Arctic Winter Games site in Fairbanks, Alaska. The boxes were built by Harry Ittinuar, father of Team Nunavut athletes Heather and Ethel Ford, designed by Sally Cormier-Ittinuar and painted by students from Maani Ulujuk Ilinniarvik in Rankin Inlet. (PHOTO COURTESY OF TEAM NUNAVUT)
http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/pub/photos/mushers_boxes570.jpg

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Fired Arctic archeologist Patricia Sutherland seeks access to research - Ottawa Citizen

Fired Arctic archeologist Patricia Sutherland seeks access to research - Ottawa Citizen | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
Ottawa Citizen Fired Arctic archeologist Patricia Sutherland seeks access to research Ottawa Citizen Sutherland was curator of Arctic archeology at what was then called the Canadian Museum of Civilization when she was abruptly fired in April 2012,...
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Iceland group protests Chinese oil deal - SBS

Iceland group protests Chinese oil deal - SBS | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
Sky News Australia Iceland group protests Chinese oil deal SBS "Iceland should not bet on oil at a time when it is doubtful that humanity can reach its (greenhouse gas) goals," Arni Finnsson, chairman of Iceland Nature Conservation Association,...
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Trekking, unassisted, from Kugaaruk to Greenland - Nunatsiaq News

Trekking, unassisted, from Kugaaruk to Greenland - Nunatsiaq News | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
Nunatsiaq News Trekking, unassisted, from Kugaaruk to Greenland Nunatsiaq News The 29-year-old French adventurer on March 3 began an 80-day trek from Kugaaruk, Nunavut to Qaanaaq, Greenland.
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NEWS: Nunavut Search and Rescue calls for added land and water support

NEWS: Nunavut Search and Rescue calls for added land and water support | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
Nunavut needs to get expanded search and rescue capability on the sea as well as on land, says the head of the territorial government’s search and rescue unit.
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Inuktitut Language Drum Dance in Arviat

Inuktitut Language Drum Dance in Arviat | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
Elders, Students and Staff in Arviat celebrated 2014 Inuktitut Language Week with traditional drum dances, games and a feast at the Arviat Community Learning Centre.
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@BEAUTIFULPlCS Tasermiut Fjord, #Greenland

@BEAUTIFULPlCS Tasermiut Fjord, #Greenland | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
Tasermiut Fjord, #Greenland. http://t.co/9GBjFJsK2Z
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Team Nunavut scratches from 3300-km Nfld. snowmobile race - CBC.ca

Team Nunavut scratches from 3300-km Nfld. snowmobile race - CBC.ca | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
CBC.ca Team Nunavut scratches from 3300-km Nfld.
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