TITLE

Sami reindeer herders struggle against Arctic oil and gas expansion

PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Ecologist;Nov2011, Vol. 40 Issue 29, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the impact of oil and gas exploration on the indigenous Sami reindeer herders in the Arctic regions of Norway. Topics include a brief overview of a day in the life of a Sami reindeer herder in northern Norway, how the Sami people have adapted to environmental changes brought on by global warming, and the environmental impact of warmer temperatures on the Arctic climate, such as melting ice. Also discussed is the dispute for territory and resources between reindeer herders and petroleum and gas companies from Russia, Norway, and the U.S.
ACCESSION #
67272120

 

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