Byline: EXCLUSIVE BY NADA FARHOUD Environment Editor in Qaanaaq
, North West Greenland
Teenagers in the small town of Qaanaaq
play football on the beach during the heatwave
Five years ago, working dogs outnumbered the residents of Qaanaaq
by 1000 to 630.
THE STORY: In this dystopian story Qaanaaq
is a floating slum city that arose to replace the many cities that have gone up in flames or have sunk beneath the waves.
Transportation to field sites was facilitated by small skiffs operated by experienced walrus hunters from Qaanaaq
, Northwest (NW) Greenland, who also deployed the tags.
, the northernmost village in Greenland sits just shy of 78 degrees north latitude - deep in the Arctic - yet during the summer, meltwater is everywhere.
The United States has a significant number of well-equipped air force bases in the high north: Eielson, Fort Clear, Fort Greely, Fort Wainwright, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Qaanaaq
(Thule) in Greenland.
Denmark became a party to the ICCPR and its Optional Protocol in 1972, (144) almost twenty years after the relocation of the Inughit to Qaanaaq
The expedition team will depart for Narsaq, Greenland, in the south on Friday April 12 and finish at Qaanaaq
in the north.
The risky five-day helicopter expedition, dubbed "Petermish", departed from Qaanaaq
, the northernmost non-military permanent settlement in the world.
In February 2006, scientists associated with the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources in Nuuk interviewed 72 experienced polar bear hunters in the Qaanaaq
and Upernavik municipalities of Northwest Greenland.