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The Arctic: Natural Resources Teacher Centre

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Human Activities in the Northern Arctic Ecozone

The Arctic is one of the most sensitive ecosystems on Earth, yet it also contains many natural resources. This Web site examines the human activities involving these resources that take place in the northern Arctic ecozone. It highlights the integration of traditional and modern use of natural resources that are typical of this region.

CBC "This Morning:" Arctic Oil and Gas Exploration

This CBC Web site for the radio program "This Morning" offers the opportunity to listen on-line to a debate over the development of oil wells in the Arctic. Two commentators express opposing viewpoints for and against oil and gas development in this sensitive ecosystem.