ArcticNet in the News

Nouvelles ArcticNet

Nouvelles ArcticNet - Année 2007

30 décembre 2007
LeSoleil, www.cyberpresse.ca – December 30, 2007 – Research by Connie Lovejoy, ArcticNet Network Investigator, is highlighted in this article. Lovejoy has identified a new species category, the picobilliphytes. These micro-organisms may instigate taxonomists to add a sixth category to the eukaryotic division.

23 décembre 2007
Toronto Star, thestar.com - December 23, 2007 – ArcticNet’s research is highlighted in this article which provides excerpts of the network’s research presented at the 2007 ASM. First-ever estimates of the carbon balance of Hudson Bay were presented and carbon dioxide emissions may increase with climate change due to the melting of permafrost. Epishelf lakes are deemed as important environmental indicators and highly vulnerable to climate change. Researchers are promoting healthier eating for the Inuit through a public education campaign. Maps of previously uncharted stretches of the Arctic seabed are being produced from the electronic soundings onboard the research icebreaker Amundsen.

22 décembre 2007
The Globe and Mail, globeandmail.com – December 22, 2007 – David Barber, ArcticNet Network Investigator, is mentioned in this article which features the story of an experienced Inuit hunter falling through ice. The researcher mentions some repercussions of climate change.

16 décembre 2007
Toronto Star, thestar.com - December 16, 2007 – ArcticNet’s research is highlighted in this article which features exerpts of the network’s research presented at the 2007 ASM. Some results from the health sciences are featured, discussing the high levels of transfatty acids in Nunavik’s Inuit. Contaminants in Labrador’s Saglek fjord have rapidly disappeared from the aquatic environment, findings which could have far reaching implications. Ice trails used extensively by Inuit for hunting or traveling to other communities in the winter have become hazardous due to the changing climatic conditions. A project underway hopes to predict safety conditions as they change along the snow trail network.

16 décembre 2007
Toronto Star, thestar.com - December 16, 2007 – An article summarizes the main points discussed during a panel discussion composed of experts on Canadian sovereignty at ArcticNet’s ASM last week.

14 décembre 2007
CBC News – December 14, 2007 – Gary Stern, ArcticNet Network Investigator, is mentioned in an article featuring ArcticNet research onboard the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Amundsen. Stern briefly touches upon the impacts that climate change will have on mercury contamination in Arctic coastal regions.

13 décembre 2007
Grist.org – December 13, 2007 – A brief article accompanied by a short documentary film describe research onboard the CCGS Amundsen. Several ArcticNet researchers and students are mentioned amongst the crew of researchers who are participating in the International Polar Year and collecting data during the Amundsen’s mission.

12 décembre 2007
Trading markets.com - December 12, 2007 – According to this article, Drs. Gordon McBean and Barry Smit, ArcticNet Network Investigators, are providing the McGuinty government with world-class scientific advice as part of its climate change plan.

10 décembre 2007
Toronto Star, thestar.com - December 10, 2007 – The article briefly mentions Mary Simon, co-Chair on ArcticNet’s Board of Directors and president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, as a member of the high-profile panel advising and assisting the Canadian negotiators at the Bali conference. The article discusses the obstacles the panel must overcome between developing nations and Canada, the USA, and Japan.

07 décembre 2007
THE CANADIAN PRESS, globeandmail.com - December 7, 2007 – Steve Ferguson, ArcticNet Network Investigator, is mentioned in an article discussing the techniques researchers use to tag animals and obtain data from them. Some techniques have been described as harmful and painful to the animals, at times leading to death. Inuit see these methods as intrusive, insulting and as tainting the food’s quality. Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. passed a unanimous resolution last week calling on federal and territorial governments to stop all such research.

07 décembre 2007
Nunatsiaq News – December 7, 2007 – Michel Allard, ArcticNet Network Investigator, is featured in an article about climate change in Nunavik. Allard presented to the KRG regional council some impacts that have been recorded during his research.

06 décembre 2007
The National Post, nationalpost.com – December 05, 2007; BBC News – December 6, 2007 – In articles discussing Nunavik’s new creation of a form of self-government on their territory, Pita Aatami, president of Makivik Corporation and member of ArcticNet’s Board of Directors, was quoted saying his people have been pressuring the governments and negotiating for more than 25 years. This form of government should lead to a semi-autonomous status for a mainly-Inuit region of Quebec. Inuit leaders hope that this new government will aid them in finding solutions that are adapted to their communities.

05 décembre 2007
Macleans.ca – December 5, 2007 – Michael Byers, ArcticNet Network Investigator, is mentioned in an article highlighting issues touched upon during the meetings on climate change taking place in Bali.

04 décembre 2007
National Post, www.nationalpost.com – December 4, 2007 – An article written by Michael Byers, ArcticNet Network Investigator, is discussed. This article provides various points of view on adopting or not the Kyoto Protocol. Several citations from Byers are provided as well as from the book Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming, by Bjorn Lomborg.

04 décembre 2007
CNW Group, NCE – December 4, 2007 – The Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) recognized three outstanding young Canadian researchers, including Dr. James Ford from ArcticNet. He was presented the 2007 NCE Young Innovator Award. Early in his career, Dr. James Ford recognized the importance of collaborating with indigenous communities. During his research, he combined physical science with traditional Inuit knowledge, enabling him to more accurately predict climate vulnerability in Nunavut and across the Arctic.

04 décembre 2007
CanWest News Service, Canada.com – December 4, 2007 – ArcticNet Theme Leader Gordon McBean is quoted in an article which claims that the government is keeping a study on the shelf. The study warns of an international scramble for oil and minerals under melting Arctic ice and water scarcity in the Great Lakes. McBean mentions changes that could be observed in the migration of salmon on the west coast, threatening B.C.'s most valuable fisheries.

03 décembre 2007
CNW Group, Environment Canada – December 3, 2007 – Mary Simon, co-Chair on ArcticNet’s Board of Directors and president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, has been appointed to an advisory panel composed of eminent Canadians. Canada's Environment Minister, John Baird, announced the appointment of this advisory panel who will attend the upcoming United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change conference in Indonesia and advise the Minister on a wide range of issues, including the impact of climate change on the north and the role of adaptation in response to climate change. Biographies of the advisors are included in the article.

03 décembre 2007
Toronto Star, TheStar.com – December 3, 2007 – Michael Byers, ArcticNet Network Investigator, writes an article about Prime Minister Harper’s stance on climate change and the actions Canada should be taking. He openly criticizes the government’s inaction and the consequent costs to the environment and humanity.

03 décembre 2007
The Globe and Mail, gobeandmail.com; The Canadian Press -December 3, 2007; The Gazette – December 4, 2007 – The article mentions Mary Simon, co-Chair on ArcticNet’s Board of Directors and president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, as part of the panel that will counsel the government on how to proceed at critical international meetings in Bali, Indonesia.

01 décembre 2007
Découvrir, La revue de la recherché – December 2007-January 2008 – Louis Fortier, ArcticNet Scientific Director, and Eric Dewailly, ArcticNet Network Investigator, are both mentioned in this article which discusses the research conducted on Inuit health thanks to the Amundsen. Fortier briefly describes the Inuit’s health and social status, along with the research efforts to better understand their situation.

30 novembre 2007
Worldpress.org – November 30, 2007 – Michael Byers, ArcticNet Network Investigator, was interviewed about his recent book entitled Intent for a Nation: What Is Canada For?.

27 novembre 2007
Durham News, newsdurhamregion.com – November 27, 2007 – An article covers a forum held to discuss the topic of “Climate Change: A New Reality,” a continuing initiative of the Trent University Legacy. Prof. Christopher Furgal, an ArcticNet Network Investigator, is quoted as he presents some of his research on climate change and the human impacts in the Arctic. The changing Arctic is affecting Inuit health, culture, and subsistence activities.

26 novembre 2007
The Globe and Mail – November 26, 2007 – ArcticNet Network Investigator Michael Byers writes an article urging Canada to build an Arctic Gateway for the world with its ice-free shipping route during the summer. Byers describes the numerous benefits that could result from this initiative.

24 novembre 2007
CBC Radio Show: Quirks and Quarks- November 24, 2007 – A special edition of the CBC's Quirks and Quarks entitled Canada in 2050: our future in a Changing Climate is airing this week. In the program, Quirks and Quarks asks Canadian climate scientists to look ahead to 2050, to paint us a picture of what our country will look like as it's being transformed. The program features ArcticNet Network Investigators Barry Smit, David Barber, Murray Humphries and Norm Catto. The show is currently available for download at http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/archives/07-08/nov24.html

24 novembre 2007
The Toronto Star, star.com – November 24, 2007 – A storm in Tuktoyaktuk on the coast of Beaufort Sea sets the scene for a description of changes observed in Canadian coastal communities. Steve Solomon, an ArcticNet collaborator, notes the storm’s intensity and evaluates the performance of ramparts protecting the shores from erosion. Climate change-related events and observations based on research conducted by ArcticNet Network Investigators Scott Lamoureux and Michel Allard, and PhD student Nicole Couture, are presented.

23 novembre 2007
The Gazette; Earthtimes.org, Science News Editor - November 23, 2007 – Prof. Louis Fortier, scientific director of ArcticNet, says the worst-case scenarios about melting sea ice are coming true and the Arctic Ocean could be ice-free in summertime as soon as 2010 or 2015. The detrimental consequences of climate change on Inuit culture and their way of life are discussed.

23 novembre 2007
L’Actualité, Numéro souvenir 400e anniversaire – available on November 23, 2007 and until January 31, 2008. – ArcticNet Network Investigator, Reinhard Pienitz, is the subject of an article describing 22 people from Québec City to keep an eye on for their promising future. Pienitz’s research in Nunavik’s Pingualuit National Park is described as well as its contribution to the reconstruction of Northern Canada’s climate for the past 200 000 years.

22 novembre 2007
McGill Reporter - November 22, 2007 – Notes from a researcher’s field book, Bruno Tremblay of McGill University, describe a few days of Arctic research led by ArcticNet and onboard the Amundsen. The ups and downs that come with the logistics and adventures of Arctic research are described.

20 novembre 2007
CNW Group, CNW Telbec – November 20, 2007 – Mary Simon, Co-Chair of the ArcticNet Board of Directors and President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is quoted in an article featuring a learning model developed by the Canadian Council on Learning and its Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre, in partnership with Aboriginal organizations in Canada. It is an innovative approach to measuring Aboriginal learning and one that should lead to more effective lifelong learning and thus contribute to a higher quality of life for Aboriginal Peoples.

19 novembre 2007
The Toronto Star, TheStar.com - November 19, 2007 – ArcticNet Network Investigators Robie Macdonald and Connie Lovejoy are featured in an article about research in the Arctic. The author spent time with the researchers onboard the Coast Guard’s icebreaker the Louis St. Laurent and discusses some of the oceanographers’ findings. <br /><br />

18 novembre 2007
The Toronto Star, TheStar.com - November 18, 2007 – Prof. Michael Byers who holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at the University of British Columbia and is an ArcticNet researcher, is quoted discussing Canadian sovereignty of the Arctic and states it is in Canada’s interest to assert sovereignty.

18 novembre 2007
The Toronto Star, TheStar.com - November 18, 2007 – ArcticNet Network Investigator Michael Byers is quoted in an article about Canadian sovereignty of the Arctic. He emphasizes that Prime Minister Harper should consider using funds to build two world-class icebreakers for the Coast Guard, instead of five to eight ice-strengthened patrol ships that have very limited capability for travelling through the ice-infested waters.

17 novembre 2007
Radio-Canada, radio show: &Ccedil;a me dit de prendre le temps – November 17, 2007 – Prof. Louis Fortier, ArcticNet’s Scientific Director, is quoted discussing the Arctic’s melting ice. The book Perdre le Nord, written by Dominique Forget was discussed in length. Louis Fortier, Mary Simon, Co-Chair on ArcticNet’s Board of Directors, and Prof. Dominique Berteaux, ArcticNet researcher, collaborated in the creation of this book.

17 novembre 2007
The Gazette - November 17, 2007 – ArcticNet Scientific Director, Prof. Louis Fortier, states in an article that the Arctic Ocean could be free of summer ice in 2010 if present trends continue.

16 novembre 2007
Radio-Canada News- November 16, 2007 – Prof. Louis Fortier, ArcticNet Scientific Director, is interviewed about climate change. He warns Arctic sea ice is melting at unprecedented rates. The impacts on wildlife are discussed and he comments on Prime Minister Harper’s intention of militarizing the Canadian Arctic.

16 novembre 2007
CanWest News Service, Canada.com - November 16, 2007 – Prof. Louis Fortier, ArcticNet Scientific Director, warns that the worst-case scenarios are becoming reality and Arctic sea ice is melting at unprecedented rates. He comments on Prime Minister Harper’s intention of militarizing the Canadian Arctic and approves the plans to build a deep-water seaport on Baffin Island as well as a new military training centre at Resolute Bay.

15 novembre 2007
CanWest News Service, Canada.com - November 15, 2007 – Prof. Louis Fortier, scientific director of ArcticNet, is featured in an article discussing the climate projections of an ice-free Northwest Passage as soon as 2010. Fortier approves of Prime Minister Harper&#39;s announcement to reassert Canadian sovereignty in the North.

13 novembre 2007
HDNet&#39;s DAN RATHER REPORTS - November 13 – A one hour feature documentary, filmed mainly during the 2007 ArcticNet expedition on board the CCGS Amundsen, first aired on HDNet&#39;s DAN RATHER REPORTS at 8:00 p.m. ET. A crew from the news program, including the famous news anchor himself, joined the Amundsen in late September 2007. The one year anniversary hour-long documentary entitled &quot;A Crack in the Ice” featured ArcticNet scientists and Canadian Coast Guard personnel.

08 novembre 2007
CanWest News Service, Canada.com - November 08, 2007 – Prof. Gordon McBean, an ArcticNet researcher, voices his concerns about the government’s lack of responsiveness to researchers’ requests in an article examining the government’s intentions to cut funds for a federal climate research network and to refuse increased funding for an independent research foundation. <br />

04 novembre 2007
La Presse – November 4, 2007 – ArcticNet Scientific Director Dr. Louis Fortier is featured in an article by Jean Lemire on Arctic sea ice melting at unprecedented rates. He discusses the need to act and the potential consequences on Arctic fauna.

04 novembre 2007
The Vancouver Sun – November 04, 2007 – Prof. Gordon McBean, a review editor of the 2007 IPCC report and an ArcticNet researcher, is cited in an article discussing the federal government’s failure to protect the country from the dangers of global warming because it has shut down a federal climate change research network and blocked new studies on the impact of rising greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere. <br />

03 novembre 2007
Le Soleil – November 3, 2007 – ArcticNet Scientific Director Dr. Louis Fortier is quoted in an article discussing and advertising a debate between scientists and journalists on the subject of Arctic sovereignty. The debate was held on November 5, 2007 at the Mus&eacute;e de la Civilisation de Qu&eacute;bec and hosted by Radio-Canada’s journalist Fran&ccedil;oise Gu&eacute;nette.

30 octobre 2007
Daily Planet (Discovery Channel) – October 30, 2007 – Mary Simon, co-Chair on ArcticNet’s Board of Directors, outlines some of the consequences associated to climate changes in the North such as the arrival of new diseases to the region, high mercury levels in the food supply reaching toxic levels and Inuit forced to abandon their homes destroyed due to the melting of the permafrost.

28 octobre 2007
Toronto Star - October 28, 2007 – Prof. Michael Byers, ArcticNet Network Investigator, is quoted in an article discussing Canadian sovereignty issues and the question of changing the coat of arms to include the third sea, the Arctic Ocean.

28 octobre 2007
The Chronicle Herald – October 28, 2007 – In an article discussing Canadian sovereignty, Prof. Michael Byers, ArcticNet Network Investigator, argues that Canada and the U.S. should try to resolve Arctic issues through co-operation and diplomacy, and that this would send a signal to other countries, like Russia.

26 octobre 2007
CBC Radio – Sounds like Canada – October 26, 2007 – Dr. Louis Fortier ArcticNet’s Scientific Director, is interviewed by Shelagh Rogers to talk about his work on global warming and about his joining the Order of Canada.

24 octobre 2007
The Globe and Mail- October 24, 2007 – Ms. Mary Simon, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and Co-Chair of the ArcticNet Board of Directors, provides her opinion on a campaign run by children of a village to curb the rampant alcohol abuse of their parents. The youth won their cause and Ms. Simon is proud of their initiative.

23 octobre 2007
The Canadian Press – October 23, 2007 – Mary Simon- co-chair on ArcticNet’s Board of Directors, is embarking on a nation-wide tour to raise Canadians’ awareness of their Arctic identity, in her words: “Canada is an Arctic nation”. Her message emphasizes that viable northern communities are imperative to the government’s arctic mission for sovereignty and achieving this means addressing issues such as Inuit social problems and climate change among others, and not just establishing military bases and ports. Simon hopes the government of Canada will define its Arctic mission on the basis of a respectful and permanent partnership with the Inuit of Canada.

19 octobre 2007
The National Post – October 19, 2007 – Prof. Michael Byers, ArcticNet Network Investigator, is quoted in an article on British claims heating up South Pole politics. He refers to the problem of Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic and sees parallels with Britain’s political issues concerning the south pole.

18 octobre 2007
Radio-Canada – October 18, 2007 – Dr. Louis Fortier, ArcticNet’s Scientific Director, has been appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, effective October 5th. Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia next week.

17 octobre 2007
CBC News – October 17, 2007 – Prof. Michael Byers, ArcticNet Network Investigator and the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at the University of British Columbia, and Mary Simon, co-Chair on ArcticNet’s Board of Directors and ITK President are both cited in comments on the throne speech and the implications for the North.

17 octobre 2007
IPS, Italy - October 17, 2007 – Interview with Prof. Michael Byers, ArcticNet Network Investigator and the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at the University of British Columbia, on his recently released book titled &quot;Intent for a Nation - A Relentlessly Optimistic Manifesto for Canada&#39;s Role in the World.&quot;

16 octobre 2007
Winnipeg Free Press – October 16, 2007 - Radio-Canada – October 18, 2007 – Dr. Louis Fortier, ArcticNet’s Scientific Director, receives a honourary degree on October 18 from the University of Manitoba for his work in the Arctic.

16 octobre 2007
THE CANADIAN PRESS - October 16, 2007 – Mary Simon, co-Chair on ArcticNet’s Board of Directors, concedes the Conservative’s speech from the throne goes beyond their initial military focused vision for the Arctic, referring to the housing issue in particular which according to Simon is a main factor to the social problems. She nonetheless has certain reservations such as the issue of existing treaties still not fully implemented. The CCGS Amundsen was described by Dr. Michael Byers, an ArcticNet Network Investigator, as being Canada’s most useful research platform and he regrets the government’s speech seems to be promising the construction of a research station which will be land-based.

15 octobre 2007
BBC News 24 – October 15, 2007 – Correspondant David Shukman is traveling with the ArcticNet scientific team through the Northwest Passage on the Canadian Coast Guard vessel, the Amundsen and answers questions from readers with the help of Professor Jean-Eric Tremblay, ArcticNet investigator, and Professor Simon Belt from the University of Plymouth.

15 octobre 2007
Walrus Magazine, Canada – October 15, 2007 – Mary Simon, co-Chair on ArcticNet’s Board of Directors, shares her views on Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic explaining how Federal government could achieve much more by aiming to integrate its Arctic regions with mainstream Canada rather than sending military patrols to demonstrate their control. Implementing land claim agreements and investing in the regions’ economies are essential in making the North a daily reality for all Canadians, a dimension that identifies us all.

12 octobre 2007
Wall Street Journal - October 12, 2007 – Prime-Minister Harper’s claims to beef up military and provide a deepwater port make Inuit wary. Prof. Michael Byers, ArcticNet Network Investigator, is quoted saying that the Canadian Arctic is central to Canadian identity although most Canadians have never traveled above the Arctic Circle.

11 octobre 2007
Wall Street Journal - October 11, 2007; October 12, 2007 – Prime-Minister Harper’s recent plans to defend the Canadian Arctic are met with apprehension by Northerners, as explained by Mary Simon, co-Chair on ArcticNet’s Board of Directors, who fear they could have negative impacts on the needs and integrity of the North and its inhabitants.

10 octobre 2007
Radio: Quirks and Quarks, CBC; Radio Canada International; ¬BBC; BBC-Scotland; ABC-Australia; Primere Radio Networks, USA – Fall 2007 Television: Canada AM; CTV – Fall 2007 – Dr. Scott Lamoureux, an ArcticNet Network Investigator, is interviewed about his work on water quality in the Canadian Arctic and the dramatic changes he observed in temperature, landscape morphology and hydrology over the summer on Melville Island.

10 octobre 2007
The Canadian Press – October 10, 2007 – Mary Simon, co-Chair on ArcticNet’s Board of Directors, is quoted in on article on Sheila-Watt Cloutier’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.

07 octobre 2007
La Presse – October 7, 2007 – ArcticNet Scientific Director Dr. Louis Fortier is mentioned in an article about climate warming.

04 octobre 2007
The Globe and Mail – October 4, 2007 – Dr. Doug Bancroft, Director, Canadian Ice Service and member of ArcticNet’s Research Management committee, is quoted discussing climate change and how present temperatures and observations are a decade ahead of the most pessimistic models.

03 octobre 2007
Edmonton Journal and The Toronto Star – October 3, 2007; The Independent, UK – October 3, 2007; The Globe and Mail – October 4, 2007; Nunatsiaq News – October 12, 2007; The ABC News – October 14, 2007 – Dr. Scott Lamoureux, an ArcticNet Network Investigator, explains the consequences of the permafrost melting in an Arctic landscape. He describes how the dramatic rise in temperature on Melville Island is responsible for destabilizing the landscape as the melting permafrost triggers flooding and the slumping and sliding of the soil and vegetation, consequently affecting rivers dramatically. Record temperatures were also documented, presenting clear signs of climate change. Lamoureux warns such large-scale environmental upheaval could throw fragile Arctic ecosystems off-kilter.

25 septembre 2007
The Christian Science Monitor – ArcticNet member of the Board of Directors and President of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (Canada), Duane Smith, is quoted in an article on the Inuits’ voice in the race to claim new territory in the central Arctic Ocean.

13 septembre 2007
CBC Radio – Mary Simon, Co-Chair on ArcticNet’s Board of Directors, was interviewed by As it Happens about the vote held at the United Nations today on recognizing the rights of indigenous peoples around the world. Canada voted against the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a document Mary helped to draft. Mary shares her views and feelings on the outcome of this historic event.

01 septembre 2007
Television: Discovery Channel (Daily Planet); Radio-Canada (D&eacute;couverte); International Press agencies: Reuters, Asian News International; Agence France-Presse (articles en anglais, portugais, fran&ccedil;ais, espagnol) : New Zealand Press Association; Resource News International (Canada); Greenwire (&Eacute;.-U); National Newspapers: The National Post; The Ottawa Citizen; The Calgary Herald; The Winnipeg Free Press; The Victoria Times-Colonist; La Presse; The Gazette; Le Soleil ; Nunatsiaq News; International Newspapers: over 40 newspapers including those from: USA, UK, France, Germany, Croatia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Georgia; Internet: Yahoo News USA; Yahoo News Canada; WebIndia.com (Inde); France24.com; CBC.ca; Radio-Canada.ca; Cyberpresse.ca (2 articles); Science Daily (&Eacute;.-U) ; Actualit&eacute; News Environment (France) ; Digital Journal.com (Canada) ; LiveScience.com (&Eacute;-.U); Scitizen.com - September and October 2007 – Dr. Dermot Antoniades, ArcticNet Postdoctoral Fellow, describes his research on the continent&#39;s northernmost lake and reveals that this ecosystem is affected by climate change. Also mentioned in the articles are Network Investigators, Drs. Warwick Vincent and Reinhard Pienitz.

17 août 2007
Ottawa Citizen – ArcticNet Theme Leader Gordon McBean is quoted in an article about a study, published in Science, which disputes the claim that global warming is causing the slowing of the Gulf Stream.

17 août 2007
Nunatsiaq News - August 17, 2007; CBC News – August 8, 2007; Nunavut News – August 6, 2007; WebWire – August 3, 2007; Northern News – July 9, 2007; Nunatsiaq News – July 6, 2007; Nunatsiaq News – May 11, 2007 – ArcticNet Network Investigator Dr. Grace Egeland is leading the Nunavut Health Survey. Her team will visit Nunavut communities and test hundreds of adults and children to gather detailed information about Inuit health.

08 août 2007
National Post; Montreal Gazette, National Post, CanWest News Service – June 28, 2007 – ArcticNet Network Investigator Michael Byers is quoted in an article on Russia's claim a 1.2 million-square-kilometre expanse of polar seabed.

07 août 2007
Washington Post – August 7, 2007; CanWest News Service, Trumpet.com – August 6, 2007; CTV.ca – August 5, 2007; CanWest News Service, Times Colonist, National Post – August 4, 2007; Nunatsiaq News, Independent Online – August 3, 2007; Globe and Mail, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, CTV.ca – August 2, 2007; Embassy – August 1, 2007; Montreal Gazette – July 31, 2007; Winnipeg Sun – July 28, 2007; CBC News – July 27, 2007; Calgary Sun, CanWest News Service – July 26, 2007; National Post – July 25, 2007; Globe and Mail – July 24, 2007 – Mary Simon, Co-Chair of the ArcticNet Board of Directors, and Michael Byers, ArcticNet Network Investigator, have been quoted in several articles on the issue of Canadian sovereignty, the importance of Canada’s commitment to the North and the role of Inuit in asserting sovereignty following the Russian expedition to the North Pole for the purpose of symbolically claiming the Arctic.

03 août 2007
Nunatsiaq News – ArcticNet Network Investigator Michael Byers was quoted in an article on Nunavut’s need for two deep-water ports, one for the military and one for everyone else.

02 août 2007
Independent Online – ArcticNet Executive Director Martin Fortier is quoted in an article that discusses the potential vast oil reserves to be found under the Arctic Ocean and what increased navigability will mean for jurisdictional claims to this region as the ice melts.

31 juillet 2007
Weatherwise – July/August 2007 – An article by ArcticNet Postdoctoral Fellow James Ford observes the impacts of climate change in the Nunavut community of Igloolik and how it deals with environmental change in the context of social, economic, and political changes.

29 juillet 2007
Toronto Star – ArcticNet Network Investigator Michael Byers was the author of an article that looks at securing Canada's rights in the Arctic and how it will require a serious investment of money and personnel.

27 juillet 2007
Nunatsiaq News – ArcticNet Network Investigator Dr. Wayne Pollard was quoted in an article on the dramatic loss of exposed permafrost on Ellesmere Island, with rates of retreat measured as fast as one metre per week.

27 juillet 2007
Le Soleil, Calgary Herald, Windsor Star, Montreal Gazette – July 27, 2007; Radio-Canada – July 26, 2007 – ArcticNet Scientific Director Louis Fortier and ArcticNet Network Investigators David Barber and Grace Egeland are quoted in an article about the 2007 ArcticNet Expedition onboard the CCGS Amundsen.

26 juillet 2007
The Charlatan – An article featuring ArcticNet Ph.D. candidate Paul Smith, one of five Canadian graduate students awarded $40,000 scholarships as the 2007-2008 recipients of the Garfield Weston Awards for Northern Research.

25 juillet 2007
CanWest News Service; Toronto Star – July 25, 2007; Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Associated Press – July 24, 2007 – An ArcticNet project, focused on addressing northern concerns or knowledge gaps related specifically to climate change and globalization, co-led by Network Investigators Dr. Chris Furgal and Martin Tremblay, is featured.

12 juillet 2007
Epoch Times – ArcticNet Network Investigator Michael Byers is quoted in an article on melting sea ice creating a situation where ships may sail through the Northwest Passage without asking Canada's permission, a situation which could undermine Canada's claim to sovereignty over Arctic waters.

12 juillet 2007
Winnipeg Free Press; Toronto Star, CTV, The Winnipeg Sun, Winnipeg Free Press – July 11, 2007 – ArcticNet Theme Leader David Barber and Network Investigator Steven Ferguson are quoted in articles about the Circumpolar Flaw Lead (CFL) System Study and a marine mammals project, part of the International Polar Year initiative.

11 juillet 2007
Vancouver Province; National Post, Toronto Star – July 10, 2007; Edmonton Journal, Vancouver Province – July 9, 2007; Victoria Times Colonist – July 8, 2007; Victoria Times Colonist – July 6, 2007; CanWest News Service – July 5, 2007 – Network Investigator Michael Byers is quoted in articles leading up to and following the Prime Minister's recent announcement to spend $3 billion on new ships to patrol the Arctic.

05 juillet 2007
Globe and Mail – ArcticNet Network Investigator Martin Sharp is quoted in an article on the recent finding that during the past 80,000 years the southern part of Greenland was covered by boreal forest.

30 mai 2007
Toronto Star – An article by ArcticNet Network Investigator Michael Byers discusses the leadership required by Canada on the world stage with respect to the climate change issue and the need for Canada to use the technologies and resources it has available to overcome the threat of climate change.

29 mai 2007
Canadian Press – ArcticNet Research Management Committee (RMC) member Stephanie Meakin is quoted in an article about a conference that brought together representatives of six circumpolar Aboriginal groups, including Canada, with representatives of small island governments.

29 mai 2007
Canadian Underwriter – ArcticNet Theme Leader Gordon McBean is quoted in an article about the need for the federal government to increase funding for research on the impact of global warming and particularly the need for policy research.

28 mai 2007
CBC Iqaluit, CBC News, CBC News North; La Presse, Le Soleil, Le Droit, Montreal Gazette – May 26, 2007; Presse Canadienne Française – May 25, 2007 – Coverage of the announcement of the ArcticNet International Partnership Initiative including a quote from ArcticNet Scientific Director Louis Fortier and an interview with ArcticNet Executive Director Martin Fortier.

25 mai 2007
Globe and Mail – ArcticNet Network Investigator Reinhard Pienitz and his team visited the Pingualuit Meteorite Crater near the Hudson Strait in the hopes of unlocking clues about climate change dating to the last interglacial period 120,000 years ago.

24 mai 2007
The Economist – Mary Simon, Co-Chair of the ArcticNet Board of Directors and President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is quoted in an article that addresses the fact that the real victims of climate change in the Arctic are people.

19 mai 2007
CanWest News – ArcticNet RMC member Douglas Bancroft is quoted in an article on the Ayles Ice Shelf, a massive ice shelf, that could soon be on the move due to extraordinary ice conditions in the Canadian Arctic.

03 mai 2007
CBC News, Globe and Mail - May 3, 2007; Canadian Press – May 2, 2007 – Under the leadership of ArcticNet Network Investigator and ArcticNet Board Director Yves Begin, a network of eight research stations will be put in place to study the impact of climate change and other issues on the environment and people of the Canadian Arctic and sub-Arctic.

02 mai 2007
Ottawa Citizen – ArcticNet Theme Leader Gordon McBean is quoted in an article about the prediction that greenhouse gas emissions are going to climb “like a rocket” and the need for national leadership to reduce these emissions.

25 avril 2007
CBC News – ArcticNet Scientific Director Louis Fortier and Network Investigator Yves Bégin are quoted in an article about a new northern research network that will extend from the southern limits of the boreal forest up to Ward Hunt Island off northern Ellesmere Island, in an effort to study changes to ecosystems as the climate warms.

23 avril 2007
The Labradorian - April 23, 2007; Globe and Mail – April 2, 2007 – Articles that discuss Arctic sovereignty quote ArcticNet Network Investigator Michael Byers.

23 avril 2007
RDI (CBC-TV National News) - April 23, 2007; CBC (Radio-Canada – radio) – April 20, 2007 – ArcticNet Executive Director Martin Fortier was interviewed on climate change, the Northwest Passage and the Arctic.

23 avril 2007
CBC News - April 23, 2007; Edmonton Journal – April 21, 2007 – Mary Simon, Co-Chair of the ArcticNet Board of Directors, is quoted in articles about the ”epidemic” suicide rates in Aboriginal communities and the need for Aboriginal communities to do more themselves to combat high rates of suicide and depression among their youth, such as training their own counsellors.

13 avril 2007
The Tyee – An article quotes ArcticNet Network Investigators Greg Henry and Martin Sharp on the changes they have observed and monitored over many years in the Canadian Arctic as a result of climate change and its impact on, among other things, glaciers, the terrestrial environment and wildlife.

11 avril 2007
Kawartha Media Group – Chris Furgal, ArcticNet Network Investigator and lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II report, is the subject of an article on his contributions to the report's Arctic chapter and its findings.

10 avril 2007
Globe and Mail – Mary Simon, Co-Chair of the ArcticNet Board of Directors and President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, wrote an Special to the Globe and Mail update on the importance of seal and seal hunting to the Inuit culture and livelihood.

10 avril 2007
Vancouver Sun - April 4, 2007; CBC News – March 29, 2007 – ArcticNet Network Investigator and Theme Lead Gordon McBean is quoted in an article on the need for a strategy that recognizes the climate is changing.

30 mars 2007
National Geographic News – ArcticNet Network Investigator Bruno Tremblay is quoted in an article about how climate warming caused by human activity may change the seasonal ice system and dramatically speed up the loss of ice in the Arctic.

30 mars 2007
Whitehorse Star – ArcticNet Network Investigator Michael Byers is quoted as saying the disappearance of sea ice in the Canadian Arctic has economic benefits and environmental and security implications, and that climate change is real and must be addressed if Canada intends to maintain its sovereignty.

30 mars 2007
InnovationCanada.ca, Issue 27 – March-April 2007 – Articles featuring topics related to ArcticNet and ArcticNet Network Investigator David Barber and Schools on Board participant high school teacher Janet Nadeau.

29 mars 2007
Globe and Mail – ArcticNet Network Investigator Michael Byers is quoted in a article in response to a Senate report on national security concerns over Canadian waters, including the Arctic.

26 mars 2007
USA Today – ArcticNet Research Associate and recently graduated master's student Tristan Pearce is quoted in an article on the race for resources with global warming in the Arctic.

21 mars 2007
Whitehorse Star – ArcticNet Network Investigator Dr. Michael Byers delivered a lecture at Yukon College to address climate change.

17 mars 2007
Global Television (Global Currents) – A documentary entitled "Thin Ice – Saattuq" featured several ArcticNet Network Investigators, including David Barber and Greg Flato among others, as well as former ArcticNet Board member Sheila Watt-Cloutier.

16 mars 2007
CanWest News Service – ArcticNet Network Investigator David Barber is quoted in an article regarding the dramatic change in Arctic sea ice over a very short time.

15 mars 2007
McGill Reporter – The research efforts of ArcticNet Network Investigators Wayne Pollard and Bruno Tremblay, to study and understand the terrestrial and marine Arctic environments, are profiled.

09 mars 2007
Nunatsiaq News March 9, 2007; Nature, Volume 446 – March 8, 2007; Le Monde – March 3, 2007; Toronto Star, Nunatsiaq News – March 2, 2007; CBC News, Sun Media, Winnipeg Free Press, CNN, International Herald Tribute, MSNBC News Service, CTV News, canada.com, The Scotsman (UK), Reuters Canada, Independent Online (South Africa), Sun Media, Toronto Star, CanWest News, International Herald Tribune, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, CNN – March 1, 2007; Up Here Magazine – March 2007 Issue – Several articles focusing on the International Polar Year funding announcement mention and/or quote ArcticNet Investigators and Theme Leaders David Barber, Martin Sharp, Greg Henry and Grace Egeland; ArcticNet Scientific Director Louis Fortier; Network Manager Martin Fortier; and ArcticNet Board Members Mary Simon and Duane Smith.

07 mars 2007
Le Soleil – Even though the polar bear population seems to be increasing in the Arctic, ArcticNet Scientific Director Dr. Louis Fortier says they cannot adapt to life on land and will eventually be in danger if the Arctic sea ice continues to melt at its current rate. The network is conducting a study on the economic impacts of the decreasing polar bear population.

05 mars 2007
Whitehorse Star; Winnipeg Free Press, Regina Leader-Post, Toronto Star – March 2, 2007; Windsor Star – March 1, 2007 – ArcticNet Network Investigator David Barber is quoted in an article about the government's funding announcement of $150 million towards two-year polar region projects that are part of International Polar Year.

01 mars 2007
CBC News – An article quotes ArcticNet Network Investigator Steve Blasco about mysterious bubbles of methane seeping out of volcano-shaped hills on the bottom of the Beaufort Sea and the research to determine how much methane is escaping into the sea and what it might mean for the oil and gas industry.

01 mars 2007
L'Actualité - March 1, 2007; Monsters and Critics, Edmonton Sun, Toronto Star – February 3, 2007; Financial Post – January 27, 2007; RDI, AFP – January 25, 2007 – Several articles that discuss the impacts of climate change and the year-long opening of the Northwest Passage mention ArcticNet Investigators and Theme Leaders including, among others, David Barber, Barry Smit, Gordon McBean and Greg Flato, and ArcticNet Scientific Director Louis Fortier.

24 février 2007
London Free Press – An article on Canada's defensible claim to the Arctic, that could be undermined by long-time neglect, quotes ArcticNet Network Investigator Michael Byers.

23 février 2007
Nunatsiaq News – ArcticNet graduate student James Ford conducted, in collaboration with residents of Arctic Bay and Igloolik, Nunavut, research that examined the challenges communities are facing as a result of climate change. Policy suggestions from his research may be incorporated in the Government of Nunavut's forthcoming climate change adaptation strategy.

21 février 2007
Geowissenschaften – An article examines ArcticNet Network Investigator Barry Smit's research to bridge the gap between scientific and traditional knowledge to better understand the impacts of climate change.

21 février 2007
Globe and Mail, Montreal Gazette - February 21, 2007; Canadian Press Wire – February 20, 2007 – ArcticNet Scientific Director Dr. Louis Fortier has been appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada by the Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honorable Michaëlle Jean.

05 février 2007
National Post  – An article quotes ArcticNet Network Investigator Michael Byers on the importance of a deep-water port in Canada's Arctic for economic and government strategic reasons.

27 janvier 2007
Edmonton Journal – ArcticNet Network Manager Dr. Martin Fortier is quoted in an article about the melting of the Arctic Ocean's pack ice and the oil and gas rush that could result from it.

26 janvier 2007
EastOttawa.ca – Janet Nadeau, an Ottawa high school teacher who participated in the 2006 Schools on Board program, is putting the knowledge she gained from ArcticNet Network Investigators on climate change and the Arctic environment to start a program called Operation Snowball, aimed at encouraging today's youth in getting involved in protecting the environment.

21 janvier 2007
Toronto Star – ArcticNet graduate student Lisa Loseto is showcased in an article regarding a recent report she published in the Canadian Journal of Zoology on her research on the Beaufort Sea Beluga.

20 janvier 2007
Vancouver Sun – ArcticNet Network Investigator Michael Byers discusses his 13-day trip aboard the CCGS Amundsen in late October 2006.

19 janvier 2007
Canadian Press, CTV News Online - January 19, 2007; Nunatsiaq News – January 12, 2007 – ArcticNet PhD student Jeff Higdon was quoted in an article about the increased number of killer whales being observed in the Canadian Arctic, which is thought to be a result of a decrease in sea ice.

18 janvier 2007
Edmonton Journal – ArcticNet Network Investigator Grant Gilchrist is quoted in an article about the potential listing of the Ivory Gull, an Arctic species, on the endangered list.

12 janvier 2007
Science, Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal, National Geographic, Montreal Gazette – ArcticNet Network Investigator Connie Lovejoy was part of an international team of researchers that discovered a new life form in the ocean, a tiny plant micro-organism they called picobiliphytes.