The Arctic: Natural Resources
These Web sites
will provide you with background information.
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.
"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.
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