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Loaded for Polar Bear in Nunavut: Nanook of the North On the Looney Front -- Part 6

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

My Inuit guide Maurice is not free today but his brother Alan turns up astride the tracked metal beast, and I ensconce myself atop a plastic ice-cooler at the back of a sled behind a little on-board hut-type contraption.

Of Ice Fields and Icebergs in Frozen Nunavut: Nanook of the North on the Looney Front -- Part 5

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Doing in reverse in 40 minutes what it took Mr. Cheltenham and his friend seven days to complete with skis and spiked boots down below, I gain a magnificent bird's eye view of the craggy splendours of Nunavut's Auyuittuq National Park on the flight from Pangnirtung to Qikiqtarjuaq.

A James Bond Park in Canada's Frozen Nunavut: Nanook of the North on the Looney Front -- Part 4

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

There's a huge thick eiderdown on the sled and I burrow down under it, with only my head emerging, like a curious ninja turtle. But my feet are still freezing, my hands are frozen, my balaclava-ed face is stinging like old buggery, and, yes, my lashes have frozen over again.

Moving up Baffin Island in Nunavut's Arctic Spring: Nanook of the North on the Looney Front - Part 3

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.18.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

I still have enough time in Iqaluit, Nunavut's capital, to recoup for my earlier failure to find Sylvia Grinnell territorial park. I find an office in a shack and enquire. "First right, first left, you can't miss it," I'm told.

Wild Weather Unleashed as Arctic Thaws

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Let's take a much closer look at what's going on in the Arctic, because it's thawing at an alarming rate.

Arctic Insects' Disappearance Is Evidence Of Climate Change: University Of Colorado Study

Boulder Daily Camera | Laura Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

When Yarrow Axford, a researcher at the University of Colorado, traveled to a remote lake on the east coast of Baffin Island -- which sits a few hundr...