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Music Steeped in the Wilds of Canada

Music Steeped in the Wilds of Canada

Eighteen years ago this July, a group of 14 adventurers unloaded tents, gear, food, canoes, and two guitars from the back of a big old bus and loaded them into 7 canoes in a nondescript boat launch outside of Yellowknife, NWT.

April 25, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Sickness Spreads across the Arctic

As the far north heats up, its inhabitants—from musk oxen to residents of growing cities—are getting ill

July 15, 2014 — Christopher Solomon

The Arctic Paradox Poses Questions about Sustainable Development

Call it a contradiction of glacial proportions—an Arctic paradox.The world pushes for stronger protective measures to curb climate change scientists say is accelerating the destruction of the Arctic—melting ice sheets, thawing frozen soil and threatening the iconic polar bear.  Call it plan A.There is a contingency plan, however, that takes advantage of new Arctic opportunities—in shipping, mining, drilling and national security—if the big melt continues apace.

November 5, 2015 — Cristine Russell

A DIY Fossil Hunting Activity for Pre-K Classrooms

The following project constitutes a half-hour activity for 3-, 4-, or 5-year olds. It includes the entire process from finding fossils to putting the recovered pieces together like a puzzle to drawing our best guess at what it looked like in life.

May 23, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Mathematical Patterns in Sea Ice Reveal Melt Dynamics

Some people call Ken Golden the "Indiana Jones" of mathematics due to his frequent excursions to remote, harsh parts of the world. Golden, a professor of mathematics at the University of Utah, studies the dynamics of sea ice, and he regularly goes out into the field to test his hypotheses.

March 13, 2014 — Geoffrey Giller