Busting the 2,000-acre myth about drilling in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

Busting the 2,000-acre myth about drilling in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

The recent Republican tax bill, signed into law by President Trump, calls for two oil and gas lease sales in the Arctic National Wildlife...
How to write an Arctic story in 5 easy steps

How to write an Arctic story in 5 easy steps

So you’ve been assigned to write a story on the Arctic. Congratulations! This will be one of your easiest assignments.The key is to write...
China and the US both have strategic designs for Greenland

China and the US both have strategic designs for Greenland

Two seemingly unrelated messages, reaching us only a few days apart, recently revealed how Greenland occupies an increasingly strategic place in today’s geopolitics.One of...
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...
How Norway and Alaska took different paths when it came to investing windfalls from oil development

How Norway and Alaska took different paths when it came to...

In the past half century, Norway and Alaska each developed an extensive oil and gas industry — and each took steps to preserve part...
Could resurrecting mammoths help stop Arctic emissions?

Could resurrecting mammoths help stop Arctic emissions?

If you managed to time travel back to Ice-Age Europe, you might be forgiven for thinking you had instead crash landed in some desolate...
How a baseless myth about Japanese tourists and the northern lights was born — and still persists

How a baseless myth about Japanese tourists and the northern lights...

Whether you’ve seen the northern lights for a thousand nights or are just witnessing them for the first time, there is something magical about...
How permafrost insurance could revolutionize Arctic development

How permafrost insurance could revolutionize Arctic development

Say you’re a homeowner in Utqiagvik, Alaska, the northernmost American city. You have fire insurance for your home, insurance against the weight of snow...
What the new IPCC climate report means for the Arctic

What the new IPCC climate report means for the Arctic

If a half-degree temperature rise in world temperatures doesn’t sound alarming, the latest report from the International Panel on Climate Change should put that...
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...