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

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.04.2015 | 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...

In Canada's Inuit Territory of Nunavut: Nanook of the North on the Looney Front - Part 1

Mike Arkus | Posted 04.19.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The crazy quilt gives way to wall-to-wall blinding whiteness, the pilot tells us we are now passing over the North Quebec hydro-power plant, and fair Lady Wind Tunnel, not to be outdone, lets slip the mother of all winds.

On the Greenland 'Riviera' in the Depths of Winter: Going Barmy Instead of Balmy on the Looney Front - Part 3

Mike Arkus | Posted 03.30.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

When Erik the Red landed in Greenland in 982, it took him forever to get here just from near neighbour Iceland, not a mere hour or two, and it's highly unlikely he ever made it up to Kangerlussuaq, let alone further north to Ilulissat, 187 miles beyond the Arctic Circle.

At the End of the Line in Northern Labrador: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 18

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.10.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

There's a whole new meaning to Canada Dry up here in Nunatsiavut, Labrador's autonomous Inuit area. It's not the beverage company of that name and its...

Once More to the Friendly Skies of Labrador: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front -- Part 17

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.07.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

It's cold, the dark grey clouds are lowering ever lower, the water is even darker, the summer thunder of far northern climes is rumbling out a tattoo of titanic belches, we're way, way beyond the remotest back of beyond, and I'm saying wow, isn't this wild.

An Unhappy Happening in Happy Valley: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 15

Mike Arkus | Posted 11.22.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

This time the idea is for a glorious boat trip north up the coast of Labrador in a 'luxury cabin' aboard the Northern Ranger ferry to the little villages of Nunatsiavut, the province's autonomous Inuit area, which means 'our beautiful land' in Inuit.

To Labrador We'll Go, Air Canada Permitting: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 14

Mike Arkus | Posted 11.18.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

I'm not going to try to get to Labrador on mainland Canada's far North Atlantic coast by land and sea. That would involve getting a 13-hour bus journe...

A Trove Of 'Lost And Found' Photos Reveal One Mystery Couple's Beautiful Life

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.29.2014 | Arts

Found photographs are the stuff of magic. A thrift box of Polaroids here a forgotten storage bin stuffed with albums there -- the snapshots of other p...

Seeking Longevity? Eat Real Food

Andy Bellatti | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

While these healthful groups of people may appear to have widely different diets, there is one common thread: Their intake of processed foods, added sugars, trans fats, and artificial ingredients is minimal, if at all existent.

Dancing Around The World

Richard Wiese | Posted 07.21.2013 | Travel
Richard Wiese

Ever since cavemen realized that they could impress cave women with their fancy footwork, somebody's been dancing. Unfortunately for me and my two left feet, the rhythm gene was misplaced. How do I engage with these cultures while not offending the gods of rhythm and blues?

No to the Keystone Pipeline

Asoka Bandarage | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Asoka Bandarage

The United Nations International Organization for Migration warns that the number of victims of disasters induced by climate change -- climate refugees -- could rise to as high as one billion people by 2050.

Making Eyebrows in the Water

Mark Nepo | Posted 12.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

This Inuit ritual is another indigenous instruction for the great care and attention needed to see through to the essential realm of spirit that underlies everything. Though even when sighting what matters briefly, there is no guarantee that the deeper reality will surface in the same place twice.

The Taste of Oil

Michelle Stauffer and Justin Lewis | Posted 10.27.2012 | Green
Michelle Stauffer and Justin Lewis

Drilling in the arctic circle is what they are calling "hot." Personally, I think it's a rather icy venture,.

The Inuit's Death-Defying Sea Ice Mussel Harvest

BBC News | Megan Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Inuit of Arctic Canada take huge risks to gather mussels in winter. During extreme low tides, they climb beneath the shifting sea ice, but have le...

Field Museum Returns Inuit Remains Stolen 80 Years Ago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Eighty-three years ago, an anthropologist from the Field Museum dug up the remains of 22 people from marked graves in Labrador, Canada, despite the ob...

Destination: Greenland -- Lessons from the Ice

Ben Jervey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Jervey

Surrounded by a vast expanse of white, the Arctic looks and feels completely untouched by man. Yet it is where the effects of our greenhouse gas emission are concentrated.