Yesterday’s Morning Edition on NPR featured another story on Dr. Kristin Laidre’s research on Narwhals. This story focused on the techniques she’s using to tag the whales, and the Inuit hunters who are using traditional hunting methods to make Dr. Laidre’s research possible… Read more
NPR’s piece on Dr Kristin Laidre really brings home the difficulties inherent in studying narwhals, from the harsh conditions at the top of the world to the slippery nature of the creatures themselves. Visit NPR’s website to listen to the feature or read a written version of the piece. And blog readers in the States should be sure to listen to today’s Morning Edition for a follow up piece on the Inuit hunters assisting Dr. Laidre with her research. That piece should also be available online any time after 9:00 AM EST today…Read more.
Over on the Discovery Channel’s Earth Live Blog, Dr. George Divoky, a participant in International Polar Year’s Polar-Palooza outreach program and a scientist who has been studying Cooper Island’s Black Guillemot population for more than 30 years, describes some of the changes he’s seeing in the Arctic… Read more.
ANADYR, August 11 Itar-Tass – The first meeting of the Russian-US Polar Bear Commission will meet in Moscow on September 23-25, Itar-Tass learnt on Tuesday from spokesman of the agriculture department of the Chukotka National Area Igor Mikhno…. Read more.
The effects of global warming can sometimes seem terribly remote. In an attempt to bring the day-to-day impact home, the New England Aquarium has created a program wherein visitors to the museum can use their cellphones to get a new perspective on climate change… Read more.
Declining sea ice is having a negative effect on the diets of Polar Bears, causing them to consume foodstuffs higher in pollutants… Read more.
Oceans: A film directed by Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud
Headed by renowned French film director and actor Jacques Perrin, Galatee Film Productions, creator of After the Monkey Folk, Microcosmos, Himalaya, and Winged Migrations, is completing a new film about the world’s oceans scheduled for release in 2009. The Galatee team has received the support of the Sloan Foundation on behalf of the Census of Marine Life and has been working closely with Census scientists to ensure the scientific accuracy of the film. The northern wildlife was filmed with extensive local community assistance from Nunavut to Alaska and will frame the beauty of the ocean’s creatures including all of the unique marine animals of the arctic.
Jennifer Bassett is President of Bassett Productions, an Event Management company in Toronto will manage Arctic Hope’s inaugural event in Toronto. In 5 years of business Jennifer has managed several events for many organizations, both corporate and charitable, including The Writers Trust of Canada, The Alzheimer Society of Toronto, The Asthma Society of Canada, The Canadian Opera Company, T4G Inc, Escada and Volvo Cars of Canada to name a few. Jennifer is a founding member of the Spoke Club and the Young Patron’s Circle, as well as a member of The Mill Reef Club, the Granite Club and The Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club. Jennifer’s philanthropic efforts are tireless, assisting with several organizations such as ReThink Breast Cancer, The Fireball, The Power Ball, Fashion Cares, Ontario College of Art and Design, Operanation and The Hope Ball to name a few.