Alaska’s new governor has dismissed the state’s climate team and scrapped its climate policy and plan

Alaska’s new governor has dismissed the state’s climate team and scrapped...

The state of Alaska no longer has an official strategy for addressing climate change.With an administrative order issued on Feb. 21, Gov. Mike Dunleavy...
US Coast Guard launches study aimed at improving shipping safety in Chukchi and Beaufort seas

US Coast Guard launches study aimed at improving shipping safety in...

Months after the International Maritime Organization approved a set of shipping safety measures for the Bering Strait region, the U.S. Coast Guard is starting...
China just received its first LNG shipment to arrive directly from the Russian Arctic by ship

China just received its first LNG shipment to arrive directly from...

A liquified natural gas shipment arrived in China from Russia's Yamal LNG project via the Northern Sea Route for the first time on Thursday,...
Yukon’s government is launching its own study of drilling impacts in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

Yukon’s government is launching its own study of drilling impacts in...

While the Trump administration is preparing studies leading up to its planned oil leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the government across the...
China’s Polar Silk Road: Where does it lead?

China’s Polar Silk Road: Where does it lead?

A spider expanding its web. Another move in president Xi’s global chess play. A long-term plan to take over where President Trump’s United States...
A sped-up timeline could make drilling in Alaska’s Arctic refuge a reality — or prove to be its Achilles’ heel

A sped-up timeline could make drilling in Alaska’s Arctic refuge a...

Speed is of the essence when it comes to getting oil and gas exploration approved for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, according to the...
Permafrost thaw threatens millions of Arctic residents and their infrastructure

Permafrost thaw threatens millions of Arctic residents and their infrastructure

Across the Arctic, cities, highways, railroads, oil fields and other structures inhabited by or used by people perch precariously on permafrost that is warming.Now...
The fight over drilling in Alaska’s Arctic refuge includes some new twists — but few new ideas

The fight over drilling in Alaska’s Arctic refuge includes some new...

Hours of public testimony in four meetings across Alaska about oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in late May featured deeply held...
Why even small reductions in warming matter to the Arctic — and how one Icelandic company hopes to help

Why even small reductions in warming matter to the Arctic —...

Half a degree difference in temperature may seem inconsequential, but it matters a great deal in the Arctic.The Earth has already warmed 1 degree...
Chinese hackers targeted Alaska firms, government after trade mission, say researchers

Chinese hackers targeted Alaska firms, government after trade mission, say researchers

WASHINGTON/LONDON — Hackers operating from an elite Chinese university probed Alaska companies and government departments for espionage opportunities following a U.S. trade delegation visit...