Meet the researcher who wants to find out whether Arctic conferences are worth it

Meet the researcher who wants to find out whether Arctic conferences are worth it
The last panel ended, the conference center Harpa grew quiet, and the Arctic Circle Assembly concluded another year.But how effective was it — and how do you even measure that?That’s exactly what Beate Steinveg, a doctoral candidate at the University of Tromsø, wants to...
Women’s issues are coming to the forefront of Arctic discussions

Women’s issues are coming to the forefront of Arctic discussions

Women’s issues, from gender-based violence to political and economic parity, play a central role in the Arctic.But until recently they've rarely come up in...
Murkowski says Alaska has a lot to offer the Arctic — but the US can’t be complacent

Murkowski says Alaska has a lot to offer the Arctic — but the US...

Alaska's senior U.S. senator, Lisa Murkowski, sat down with ArcticToday Publisher Alice Rogoff on the sidelines of the 2018 Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik,...
How the narrative on polar bears has become a problem for Arctic environmental groups

How the narrative on polar bears has become a problem for Arctic environmental groups

Our fear that the polar bear is going extinct is perhaps the world’s most powerful symbol of climate change in the Arctic and its...
Already quietly active in the region, the EU is increasingly stepping onto the Arctic stage

Already quietly active in the region, the EU is increasingly stepping onto the Arctic...

Representatives from the European Commission, the EU’s executive branch, take the main stage of Arctic Circle, a major conference being held in Reykjavík, Iceland...
Alaska senator calls for a system of U.S. Arctic ports

Alaska senator calls for a system of U.S. Arctic ports

Alaskans have long argued that the state needs an Arctic port.But maybe just one isn't enough.That was the message from Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, who...