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...
A rare poll hints at real differences between Danish and Greenlandic thinking on Greenland independence

A rare poll hints at real differences between Danish and Greenlandic...

The latest and strangely under-reported poll about independence in Greenland is the most crucial, tell-tale piece of information about Greenland’s potential future in a...
The US keeps falling further behind other nations in preparing for the opening of the Arctic Ocean

The US keeps falling further behind other nations in preparing for...

Meteorologist David Titley, a professor at Penn State, is a retired Navy admiral, which means  “I do not have to start everything with, ‘I...
How geopolitics complicate the U.S. Navy’s plans for major Arctic operations

How geopolitics complicate the U.S. Navy’s plans for major Arctic operations

In response to new Russian rules on the Northern Sea Route, the U.S. Navy plans to undertake significant operations in the Arctic this summer,...
Alaska moves to include Native languages in public signs

Alaska moves to include Native languages in public signs

Expect to start seeing Native languages on public information signs around the Alaska. Under an administrative order issued by Gov. Bill Walker last month, state...
A new history of the North Pole uncovers its deep significance for modern civilization

A new history of the North Pole uncovers its deep significance...

What exactly is the North Pole? How are we to understand the North Pole’s significance to the world today? has all the mysticism and...
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...
Why President Trump’s idea to buy Greenland is not a joke in Denmark and Greenland

Why President Trump’s idea to buy Greenland is not a joke...

For more than a week, journalists and commentators across the world have been regarding U.S. President Donald Trump’s remarks that he may consider buying...
Acclaimed American choir slammed for use of Inuit throat singing

Acclaimed American choir slammed for use of Inuit throat singing

An acclaimed choir from the United States says it wants to “support the important work of Indigenous resurgence.” The statement issued late Tuesday evening by...