The Stereotype is Dead? No! – A Review of Avatar: The Way of Water


Image © Disney. The stereotype is dead? No. Long live the stereotype indeed. Dr Nikolas Sellheim reviews Avatar: The Way

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The Sidelining of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in CITES Media Coverage


Photo: Ng Swan Ti / Oxfam. Dr Nikolas Sellheim Director, Sellheim Environmental Fellow, Polar Research and Policy Initiative The fall

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Will Climate Change Increase Suicide Rates?


Our new research finds mixed links between heat–humidity and suicide rates. Prof Ilan Kelman Professor of Disasters and Health, University

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Do Disasters Kill More Women Than Men?


Disaster death rates may result from societal roles. Prof Ilan Kelman Professor of Disasters and Health, University College London, UK

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The “Natural Disaster” Misnomer: How are Disasters defined?


Disaster descriptions do not capture many mental health and well-being impacts. Prof Ilan Kelman Professor of Disasters and Health, University

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Observatory for Arctic Media Coverage


Project Lead: Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes Project Coordinator: Mikhail Radkevitch Since its inception, Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI) has been

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Finno-Ugric Connections: Interview with Sven-Erik Soosaar


Alisa Musanovic  Today’s interview is with Sven-Erik Soosaar, a member of the Board of the Estonian NGO, Fenno-Ugria. He is

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Czech-Arctic Connections: Interview with Amb. Zdeněk Lyčka


Photo by Hasse Ferrold. Alisa Musanovic  I’m with Zdeněk Lyčka, who is the co-ordinator of the annual Czech Arctic Festival.

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Livelihood, cruelty, extinction? The recent killings of Atlantic white-sided dolphins in the Faroe Islands


Image by Annie Spratt from Unsplash. Dr Nikolas Sellheim Dr Nikolas Sellheim investigates and evaluates the international outcry in response

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Why should Bangladesh seek an observer seat on the Arctic Council?


Prof Kamrul Hossain The Arctic Council is a high-level intergovernmental forum comprising the eight circumpolar Arctic states – Canada, Denmark,

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Finland’s New Strategy for Arctic Policy


Nina Brander, Secretary General of the Arctic Advisory Board in the Strategy Department of the Finnish Prime Minister’s Office and

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The Arctic Council Goes Back to Basics


Press Conference of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Icelandic Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarsson

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THE IDITAROD IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS: ONE LOOK INSIDE THE COVID-19 STORM


© Anita Parlow, 2020. Anita Parlow  The Iditarod Committee, located in Wasilla, Alaska, has announced that 57 mushers signed up

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Transitioning from Yukon College to Yukon University: YukonU President Karen Barnes


Yukon University. © Archbould.com Justin Barnes After years of hard work and dedication, Yukon University (YukonU.ca) was officially launched on

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COVID-19: Health Policy Challenges and Federal Response in the Canadian Arctic


Doctor in protective medical mask over flag of Canada. © Jernej Furman/Flickr. Justin Barnes Over the past few weeks, Polar

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Listening to Arctic Voices in Extractive Industries


Rachael Lorna Johnstone and Anne Merrild Hansen in Tasiilaq. Dr Rachael Lorna Johnstone Adjunct Professor of Law, Ilisimatusarfik, Greenland; Professor of

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40 @ -40°: Veteran Negotiators Distill Yukon Treaty’s First Principles in Whitehorse


Tony Penikett Former Premier of Yukon As the Territory’s minister responsible for Yukon First Nations treaty negotiations and the Umbrella

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Scottish Land Reforms: Lessons in Community Regeneration for the Arctic?


Ulva. © James Stringer/Flickr. Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes (with thanks to Max Baring of Thomson Reuters Foundation for the film)

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The Rural North – Opportunities and Challenges for Scottish and Arctic Communities


Image by Bill Kasman from Pixabay. Dr Nikolas Sellheim On Monday, 23 September 2019, the Scottish Government launched Scotland’s first

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Three Takeaways from Canada’s Arctic and Northern Policy


Crossing glacier-fed streams in the Akshayuk Pass, Auyuittuq National Park, Baffin Island. © Peter Morgan (Flickr). Dr Andrew Chater The

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