Protecting its booming fish exports, the Faroe Islands refuse to support EU and US sanctions against Russia

Protecting its booming fish exports, the Faroe Islands refuse to support...

There are a surprising number of Russians here in Torshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands; the small semi-autonomous sub-Arctic nation of 18 islands...
The Week Ahead: Unexpected turbulence

The Week Ahead: Unexpected turbulence

As a self-governing country within the Kingdom of Denmark, Greenland receives nearly 4 billion kroner ($620 million) each year from Copenhagen in the form...
Outdated navigational charts are an Arctic maritime disaster in the making

Outdated navigational charts are an Arctic maritime disaster in the making

On a July evening three years ago, the 380-foot Finnish icebreaker Fennica headed out from Dutch Harbor shortly before 11 p.m., bound for the...
As ice recedes, the Arctic isn’t prepared for more shipping traffic

As ice recedes, the Arctic isn’t prepared for more shipping traffic

I was aboard the 364-foot Russian research-cruise ship Akademik Ioffe when it came to a violent stop after grounding on a shoal in a...
Alaska’s Inupiaq language now available on Facebook

Alaska’s Inupiaq language now available on Facebook

For residents of rural Alaska, where phone service can be spotty and travel difficult, the social media platform Facebook has emerged as a vital...
An open letter to foreign spectators regarding the Greenlandic independence debate

An open letter to foreign spectators regarding the Greenlandic independence debate

Interest in Greenland from foreign spectators and commentators has been on the rise in recent years. This makes us in Greenland very happy. It...
How the surprise discovery of lakes under Arctic glaciers could help the search for life on Mars

How the surprise discovery of lakes under Arctic glaciers could help...

The headlines in late July conveyed some surprising findings from the Red Planet.Scientists using radar observations believe they’ve found a 12-mile-wide saltwater lake that...
The Week Ahead: Progress through education

The Week Ahead: Progress through education

If you are looking to find the campus of the University of the Arctic (UArctic), your search will be in vain. With more than...
In a rush to launch Arctic Refuge drilling, Trump officials are ignoring concerns about seismic testing

In a rush to launch Arctic Refuge drilling, Trump officials are...

In testimony last fall, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski promised that there would be no cutting corners on oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife...
Ready or not, Greenland is poised to see a rise in cruise ship tourism

Ready or not, Greenland is poised to see a rise in...

Earlier this month I attended a wedding in the main church in Ilulissat on Greenland’s west coast, the Zionskirke.I was not invited, I just...