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Indigenous people help develop better Arctic shipping routes

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The article is about how experts are working with local indigenous people to develop new shipping routes through the region that minimize harm caused to arctic.

Perspectives and insights

  • Shipping traffic in the Canadian Arctic has tripled in recent decades, presenting new challenges for pristine environments and the Inuits who live there.
  • Not all of the changes suggested to shipping by the native communities were for environment benefits alone. Some communities suggested alterations that would lead to safer journeys for the ships.