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The North
 
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  • A Big Push Is On for Natural Gas Under the Arctic (New York Times)
 
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  Issues in the Region
 
  Archeology
 

 

Relief

Hunting beluga is a seasonal activity from late spring and early summer and later in mid October to mid November. Where the Beluga is a food source, a small number of beluga whales contribute to the total of country food harvested by a community. In the past, the fat was important for our oil lamps.

Regional Development

(New York Times) By James BROOKE

"NUVIK, Northwest Territories - For three decades, geologists probing beneath the Arctic Ocean near here and offshore Alaska have mapped the largest known untapped reserves of natural gas in North America: 165 trillion cubic feet, seven times what the United States will consume this year."

IQALUIT, Nunavut, Canada, April 16, 2001 (ENS)
"Nunavut's 26 communities get almost all their electricity from deisel."

Once burned,

  • exhaust from generators pollutes the local environment
  • contributes to greenhouse gases
  • upsets the delicate Arctic ecosystem

Windmills need to be lubricated. At minus 40 Celsius, human care and maintenance is awkward.

Harnessing Arctic winds

So far, Arctic winds have proved difficult to captuare and generate enough power for pay for the alternative energy, wind. Panels only generate nearly power to light one classroom for eight hours per day, year round.

Paper Mill
Pulp & Paper
Nunavut
Hydro Cycle
Strip Mining
Tundra
Waterfall
Yellowknife, NT
N.W. Boat
The North West Passage is daunting and best suited to those who live and adapt to the climate through natural processes.
Beluga
Beluga
Arctic From Space
Arctic From Space
Boreal Forest
Boreal Forest
Wind
Wind Construction
Wind
Wind
Tree Planting
Tree Planting
Spruce Budworn
Diseases
Waterfall
Power
Caribou
Subsistence Hunting
Permafrost
Permafrost
Northern lights
Northern Lights
Nunavut Flag
Nunavut Flag
Fact Book
The World Factbook
 
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