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A Story Of Racism In Italy

Christina Pacella | Posted 07.11.2016 | Impact
Christina Pacella

There is only one "war" humanity should be declaring. That is war on hate and violence. For there is but one race in this world: the human race.

Fighting Climate Change From Inside The World's 'Air Conditioner'

Arctic Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.18.2016 | World

Sheila Watt-Cloutier is one of the toughest, most influential Inuit activists in Canada. Her perspective on the effects of toxic chemicals and climate...

Beautiful New Comic Book Shares Tales Of Arctic Life

Arctic Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.03.2016 | World

A comic book filled with myth, adventure and humor, written and illustrated by Inuit and northern Canadians, tells stories of the Far North – and qu...

Poles Apart - Champagne on ice to Camping on ice in the Space of a Month

Sue Flood | Posted 06.01.2016 | Travel
Sue Flood

My career as a wildlife and travel filmmaker and photographer has taken me to many extreme environments over the last twenty-five years, some inhospitable and potentially dangerous.

Inuit And Environmental Groups Overcome Distrust To Work Together In Arctic

Arctic Deeply | Alexandra Ma | Posted 06.01.2016 | World

The relationship between Indigenous organizations and environmental NGOs used to be one of conflict and suspicion. But now these groups are working to...

Inuit Youth Council Leader Is Voice Of Next Generation

Arctic Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 05.20.2016 | World

As the president of Canada’s Inuit Youth Council, Maatalii Okalik is finding innovative ways for Inuit young people to connect with their culture, r...

An Open Letter To Captain Paul Watson on the Misguided Ire at the WWF, Greenpeace International and the Inuit

Sebastian Copeland | Posted 05.18.2016 | Green
Sebastian Copeland

Climate change, and not hunting, is the real threat to the polar bear populations. And that is what the WWF and Greenpeace International are advocating while respecting the rights of the indigenous communities of the high North.

Canada's Inuit Fight To Save Their Endangered Languages

Arctic Deeply | Alexandra Ma | Posted 05.07.2016 | World

One way to save the endangered Inuit languages is to create a standard writing system and introduce it in schools. But organizations pushing for the s...

The Real Climate Change Hoax

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Such radical gyrations in the climate are already causing unseen suffering and hardship for countless of the earth's inhabitants. Millions of people have been displaced from their homes or lost their livelihoods as a result of one degree of warming.

Inside A Photographer's Mission To Capture The Human Face Of Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.03.2015 | World

How do you photograph climate change? That was the question that Slovenian photographer Ciril Jazbec faced as he embarked on several journeys to the t...

Canada's Aboriginal Day in the Arctic Far North: Canada's Northwest Territories on the Looney Front, Part 3

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.28.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Every June 21 Canada marks National Aboriginal Day throughout its vast territory, celebrating 'the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding ...

A Toe in the Arctic Ocean: Canada's Northwest Territories on the Looney Front, Part 2

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.25.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Yes, and you get an Arctic Toe Dipping Certificate to attest to your courageous crowning achievement, with four boxes to be ticked as appropriate - to...

Inuvik, Where the Welcome Sign Is Billed as Top Attraction: Canada's Northwest Territories on the Looney Front, Part 1

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.22.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

'Have you been north before,' asks the ticket lady at the Air North desk at Whitehorse airport. It's 6 A.M. and I'm checking in for the flight to Inuv...

The Bata Shoe Museum In Toronto Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.05.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I admit to being a museum aficionado, particularly art and cultural emporiums that showcase quality and extraordinary examples of art forms and repres...

Barrow, Northernmost Town in the U.S.: Alaska's Arctic Far North on the Looney Front, Part 2

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.16.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Barrow, the northernmost town in the United States, 350 miles north of the Arctic Circle, is a bit of a mess. It can't even make up its mind how far it actually is from the North Pole, let alone from its southern counterpoint.

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 05.10.2016 | 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.

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

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.16.2015 | 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 05.30.2015 | 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...