As Arctic Melts, Inuit Face Tensions with Outside World

With Arctic summer sea ice rapidly disappearing, the native Inuit of Canada are encountering not only unsettling changes in their subsistence way of life, but also a growing number of outsiders who will further transform their once-isolated homeland. READ MORE

 

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Scientists hike on the south end of Devon Island in the High Arctic. At right is part of the Northwest Passage, the legendary sea route whose ice-choked waters thwarted mariners for more than 500 years, but which are increasingly ice-free as the Arctic rapidly warms. (Photo courtesy of Ed Struzik)

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