Nunavut’s telecom network may face a meltdown from overuse, ISP warns

Nunavut’s telecom network may face a meltdown from overuse, ISP warns

If you live in Nunavut and you’re stuck at home until who knows when, try not to hog the available internet bandwidth. SSi Micro, operator...
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...
In Christmas letters to his children, J.R.R. Tolkien created a fantastic Arctic with echoes of Middle-earth

In Christmas letters to his children, J.R.R. Tolkien created a fantastic...

Like parents the world over, J.R.R. Tolkien dedicated considerable time and effort to making Christmas a joyful time for his young children. Yet this...
As ice recedes from the Northern Sea Route, Russia will need more icebreakers, not fewer

As ice recedes from the Northern Sea Route, Russia will need...

Rosatomflot will increase their icebreaker capacity to meet expected growing demand in the years to come. In an exclusive interview with High North News, Mikhail...
For northern museums, exhibits of indigenous art are increasingly community efforts

For northern museums, exhibits of indigenous art are increasingly community efforts

You don’t have to search hard to find indigenous art in the world’s museums. Often, you can even find it in the world’s art...
How a new Inuit-run non-profit could help foster sustainable development of the Northwest Passage

How a new Inuit-run non-profit could help foster sustainable development of...

There are problems on the horizon for the Canadian Arctic and, to be more specific, the Northwest Passage. This fabled, once unpassable, waterway between...
The controversy over Greenland airports shows China isn’t fully welcome in the Arctic — yet

The controversy over Greenland airports shows China isn’t fully welcome in...

Earlier this week, it was announced that in exchange for 700 million Danish kroner ($109 million), Greenland would allow Denmark a 33 percent stake...
How our new virtual world can empower the Arctic

How our new virtual world can empower the Arctic

Sighing deeply over coffee, my friend lamented that 2020 has so far been the “year of cancelation ‘on all levels’” — from small birthday...
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...
Why people matter when we talk about Arctic climate change

Why people matter when we talk about Arctic climate change

It is very difficult to have a conversation with an ice floe. You may select a floe with an intriguing personal history; perhaps a past...