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How the Trump administration’s rush to drill in Alaska’s Arctic refuge is backfiring

How the Trump administration’s rush to drill in Alaska’s Arctic refuge...

In early 2018, as the Trump administration began its dash to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, federal experts identified gaps in the...

The 2019 Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting

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How a new initiative aims to promote women and bridge polar connectivity barriers

How a new initiative aims to promote women and bridge polar connectivity barriers

There are amazing women in polar scholarship and representation, but all too often their contributions are under-represented and under-valued. Barriers such as a funding...
Greenlandic party calls for Danish ‘Arctic minister’

Greenlandic party calls for Danish ‘Arctic minister’

Eying a potential role as kingmaker after Denmark’s general election on June 5, Greenland’s second-largest party, IA, will seek to leverage its influence to...
Thanks to climate change, some Svalbard reindeer have added kelp to their diet

Thanks to climate change, some Svalbard reindeer have added kelp to their diet

With more frequent winter rains coating tundra plants with an icy barrier, reindeer in one part of the Arctic are turning to the sea...
Canadian Inuit challenge US stance on Northwest Passage

Canadian Inuit challenge US stance on Northwest Passage

The Inuit Circumpolar Council–Canada is pushing back at U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s assertion that Canada’s claim to the Northwest Passage is “illegitimate.”“The...
Did Finland fail as Arctic Council chair?

Did Finland fail as Arctic Council chair?

The chair of the Arctic Council organises the meetings of the Sustainable Development Working Group and the Senior Arctic Officials as well as the...