Applications open for Students on Ice Arctic expedition

Applications open for Students on Ice Arctic expedition

Students on Ice participants journey through Itilleq, a settlement in the Qeqqata municipality in Greenland, last July. (Martin Lipman / Students...
The Week Ahead: Living in the past

The Week Ahead: Living in the past

As with most end-of-year publications, the point of the The Shelf, presented each January by Oljedirektoratet, the agency that manages Norway’s oil resources, is...
Why the Arctic Report Card grows more important every year

Why the Arctic Report Card grows more important every year

We can be thankful for the scientists who gathered in 2005 for a workshop at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to talk about a...
Arctic tourism is an opportunity for Indigenous-led economic development

Arctic tourism is an opportunity for Indigenous-led economic development

Leon, Nicaragua is a city known for volcano boarding. Tourists can pay to hike and then board down the youngest volcano in all of...
UN names 2019 as international year of Indigenous languages

UN names 2019 as international year of Indigenous languages

The United Nations has named 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages.The UN typically observes a different topic each year to raise awareness...
The Trump administration is still downplaying how much land Arctic refuge drilling will disturb

The Trump administration is still downplaying how much land Arctic refuge...

As the Trump administration moves ahead with plans to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration as soon as possible, it is...
Canada’s genocide: The case of the Ahiarmiut

Canada’s genocide: The case of the Ahiarmiut

As a human rights scholar, I have long argued that Canada committed cultural genocide against Indigenous peoples. But recently, I’ve come to conclude, in...
Why the US needs polar security cutters for the 21st century

Why the US needs polar security cutters for the 21st century

U.S. polar icebreakers are again in the news with a decision earlier this month to withdraw funding for new polar ships from the federal...
Did anyone talk about the Arctic at COP24?

Did anyone talk about the Arctic at COP24?

I keep wondering if anyone really talked about the Arctic in Poland at COP24, the great international climate meet that recently ended? This was...
Do we need to build a polar ark?

Do we need to build a polar ark?

When Noah got news of the encroaching great flood, he rallied together one female and one male of each animal onto his ark, preserving...