Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Natan Obed talk as they overlook Iqaluit, Nunavut in February.
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The Arctic plays a big role in Canada's national identity. But as Canada's relationship with the region evolves, the interests of Indigenous peoples must be better-represented.
Jerry Natanine, community leader and former mayor of Clyde River, at a news conference in Ottawa in July following the Supreme Court of Canada ruling that upheld Inuit treaty rights in the Arctic. His lawyer and co-author Nader Hasan stands behind him.
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The Supreme Court of Canada's recent decisions on Clyde River and Chippewas contain key lessons to ensure that Indigenous rights are recognized and respected in the future.
A polar bear suns herself on an ice floe on Baffin Bay in Nunavut.
The Inuit town of Clyde River has won a long battle to stop Arctic seismic testing. The Supreme Court ruled the Inuit weren't adequately consulted. What does that mean for future consultations?
Best-case scenario, how much are we locked into?
Set aside the politics. If by some miracle we turned off carbon emissions immediately, how would the climate respond?
Sea ice in the Arctic.
The link between melting sea ice and extreme weather has been known for a while, but now it's happening further afield.
Trans-Alaska Pipeline, northern Brooks Range, Alaska.
Oil production used to fall when prices were low. But a new drilling boom in Alaska, driven by technical advances and global partnerships, spotlights America's rise as a world oil power.
Muskoxen group together for security.
How is rapid warming in the Arctic affecting animals that are adapted to cold? A wildlife biologist is using many techniques to find out, including stalking muskoxen in a polar bear costume.
An Arctic iceberg, pictured in 2015. This year, ice coverage has reached record lows for the early northern winter.
The end of 2016 has brought balmy Arctic temperatures and record low ice extent for the time of year. It's a freak event even by modern standards, and climate models point the finger firmly at humans.
From Norway with love.
An object lesson in seasonal geopolitics.
Sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean during the winter peak in February 2015.
NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio
There is no doubt that 2016 has been a record-breaking year for the Earth’s climate.
The region's reserves are in very deep water and won't be tapped into any time soon.
The world reacts to President-Elect Donald Trump.
AP Photo/Marco Ugarte
America appears as divided over key aspects of foreign policy as it is at home. So how does President-elect Trump hope to handle that divide, and what will be the major issues facing him?
Testing the waters.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Follow
Cold polar water can stop the Arctic sea ice from melting – but what happens if it warms up?
The crew of scientists prepare to put the drill stem into the Greenland ice sheet to probe water flows about a half of a mile below.
A glaciologist develops a lightweight method for probing the depths of Greenland's ice sheet to answer a crucial question: How fast is it melting?
HMS Terror. Engraving by George Back.
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168 years on, experts are finally uncovering the secrets of the Royal Navy's tragic expedition to the Northwest Passage.
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There are a number of laws that Arctic states and indigenous peoples can turn to to protect their environment.
Victoria was one of several states to suffer bushfires as temperatures soared in late 2015.
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2015 was the world's hottest year on record. The US State of the Climate report has rounded up the litany of temperature and other records that were broken all over the globe.
Arctic migrants such as this Sanderling face an uncertain future.
For birds migrating to the top of the world, the warming climate could severely contract the available space they have to breed.
Christmas Eve 2015, Paris.
Well Santa has come and gone, at least for the largest proportion of the world’s population. And, as we reach the end of the year, it is inevitably time to review recent trends and the prospects for 2016…
Think Arctic, think stranded polar bears? There's more to it than that.