China launches its first domestically built icebreaker

China launches its first domestically built icebreaker

China launched the Xue Long 2 (雪龙2), which translates to “Snow Dragon,” in an elaborate ceremony at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai on Monday. The new...
The First Frontier: Creating a climate displacement fund for displaced Alaska communities

The First Frontier: Creating a climate displacement fund for displaced Alaska...

Alaska needs a climate displacement fund, or it risks the lives of its indigenous communities.The world’s first climate change refugees may not only be...
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...
China’s Arctic plans represent a new way of looking at world

China’s Arctic plans represent a new way of looking at world

In 2014, China released a new map, interpreted the world over as an attempt to redefine geopolitics and claim more of the South China...
How a federal case suggests the critics of an Arctic broadband scheme may’ve been right all along

How a federal case suggests the critics of an Arctic broadband...

More than 200 people had told her that the gigantic Quintillion fiber optic cable linking Europe to Asia by way of the Arctic would...
How fake news and starving bears could keep more complex stories of the Arctic from being told

How fake news and starving bears could keep more complex stories...

In Tromsø, the main Arctic city in Norway, mayor Kristin Røymo welcomed us with a warning. She talked of what she called “Google images...
Indigenous cookbook’s mix of food, culture proves winning recipe

Indigenous cookbook’s mix of food, culture proves winning recipe

There are several ways to judge the significance of EALLU, a food book compiled by young indigenous people from throughout the Arctic.The first is...
How ‘farms in a box’ have begun to transform the way Arctic residents get vegetables

How ‘farms in a box’ have begun to transform the way...

When customers in Unalaska go to Alaska Ship Supply to stock up on groceries these days, they are confronted with choices that seemed impossible...
In 1945, the North Pole was a powerful global symbol. It’s even more potent today.

In 1945, the North Pole was a powerful global symbol. It’s...

NEW YORK — The Uber driver slid onto Columbus Avenue, where not a single moving car blocked our path on a street that normally...
Does a traditional Inuit diet hold hidden health powers? One Greenlandic researcher is trying to find out

Does a traditional Inuit diet hold hidden health powers? One Greenlandic...

COPENHAGEN — Tiny microbes present in traditionally prepared Greenlandic foods — similar to those eaten by Inuit in Canada, Alaska and Russia — may...