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More frequent fires weakening forests: study

Shorter breaks between fires could be changing the landscape in some of NWT’s forests, say Natural Resources Canada researchers. That means a longer forest fire season – coupled with more hot, dry and windy days...

Changing Arctic weather monitored at ‘supersites’

The Arctic will experience some of the more dramatic weather changes in Canada in coming years, according to new meteorological research on the North. On the occasion of Arctic Science Month, NNSL Media spoke with...

Protest urges GNWT declare climate emergency

A month after Yellowknife City Council scuttled calls to declare a climate emergency, youth climate organizers have shifted their sights to the Legislative Assembly.  Sir John Franklin Grade 12 student Ella Koklej organized the event,...

Guest comment: We are all (eco)warriors now

I would like to congratulate all of those who participated in the Remembrance Day ceremonies in Yellowknife on Monday; both those in the parade and the many that came to watch or join the...

Yellowknife council shies away from declaring climate ’emergency’

With municipalities across Canada declaring a climate emergency, Ella Kokelj, a Yellowknife high school student and board member at Ecology North, made a plea to city council to follow suit. "Here in the North we...

Inuvik-trained youth to reach thousands on climate change action

Gwich’in youth from across Canada flew into Inuvik for a three-day session this week. Their mission: bring climate change leadership back to their home communities. FutureXChange, which kicked off Thursday and wraps later today, is...
Amy Elliott, director of Salvage, the documentary film about Yellowknife's dump, said the film is expected to be shown at film festivals in the new year. Simon Whitehouse/NNSL photo.

Do your part to save the planet

Last year, when I was out picking berries I lost my watch. This year, I was once again picking in the same area and I spotted something silvery and metallic. I picked it up...

Inuvik youth protest climate change

On Friday, dozens of youth and community members in Inuvik joined millions of protesters worldwide to urge world leaders to take bolder action on climate change. The march started at East Three Secondary School, stopped...

Gwich’in partner with researcher to map important sites at risk in a shifting...

As permafrost thaws and development takes place, the Gwich'in are keeping an eye on their cultural resources with the help of researchers from the University of Victoria. "We've been looking at the overlap between cultural...

Premier McLeod tells Trudeau natural resource rules threaten ‘national unity’

Premier Bob McLeod is demanding a rollback of natural resource regulation pending legislation, claiming it threatens national unity in a joint letter with five conservative premiers sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. A pair of...

Federal government funds emissions reduction with GNWT

The federal government will spend $23-million over four years on projects to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the NWT, said environment minister Catherine McKenna in an announcement yesterday. The Low Carbon Economy Fund will...