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Andrea Hill

Andrea Hill

Andrea Hill is a recent graduate of Carleton University’s School of Journalism in Ottawa, Canada where she completed a combined degree in journalism and biology. She is a co-recipient of the Norwegian High North Journalism Award sponsored by the Norwegian Embassy in Canada and will be interning with the BarentsObserver throughout the spring of 2013.

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More than 80 years she sank off the northern coast of Canada, a ship designed and sailed by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen will start its journey home next year.

KIRKENES: Though the Barents Euro-Arctic Council encourages involvement of indigenous people in decisions affecting their livelihoods, a lack of financial support makes this an unattainable reality.

KIRKENES: Top government officials at Tuesday’s Barents Summit pledged improved east-west transportation, sustainable resource development and more cooperation in addressing the effects of climate change in the Barents region.

KIRKENES: When the new Kirkenes Declaration is presented on Tuesday, Sami Council President Aile Javo won’t be in attendance. She doesn’t use the word “boycott,” but her message is still clear.

As climate change and increasing aquaculture production fuel the sea lice problem, some researchers hope knowledge from the soon-to-be sequenced salmon genome will give fish farmers an edge in an intensifying battle against the tiny parasites.

New research into the genetic diversity of farmed fish species is paving the way for improved population management and farming practices.

Sally the salmon is about to make a huge splash in the international fish farming scene.

Work at one of the world’s northernmost research centres is shifting back into high gear thanks to new funding.

KIRUNA: The first indigenous chairperson of the Arctic Council said she will use her two-year term to raise awareness of how important the indigenous way of life is and will put the interests of northern people first when considering Arctic research, development and policy.

As government officials ready themselves for the Arctic Council ministerial meeting in Sweden this week, directors of Arctic-nation natural history museums are making preparations of their own.