Swimming for rapprochement

Swimming for rapprochement

Thirty years ago this Monday, I swam from the United States to the Soviet Union.The water was 38 degrees Fahrenheit, and I was wearing...
Trump’s reversal on Alaska ocean mapping will help the Arctic

Trump’s reversal on Alaska ocean mapping will help the Arctic

An international effort to create a definitive map of the ocean floor by 2030 will get a boost from the Trump administration’s plan to...
An Indigenous health research center is being planned for Nunavut

An Indigenous health research center is being planned for Nunavut

There’s a push underway to create a new center for Indigenous health research in Nunavut.It’s part of the federal government’s plan, announced by Health...
The Polar Code is in force now. Will it be enough to protect the environment?

The Polar Code is in force now. Will it be enough...

On Jan. 1, the International Maritime Organization’s Polar Code entered into force. The new regulations are intended to improve safety at sea and environmental protection in Arctic and...
The Week Ahead: They need to talk

The Week Ahead: They need to talk

When the first Arctic Security Roundtable, a series of occasional meetings organized by the Munich Security Conference, was held in Washington in 2017, the...
Details of a Cold War CIA mission in the Arctic Ocean show how much the region has changed

Details of a Cold War CIA mission in the Arctic Ocean...

As declining sea ice and warmer temperatures speed the opening of the Arctic Ocean, the story of “Operation Coldfeet” is a reminder of just...
There’s still work to be done to connect Alaskans to the rest of the Arctic

There’s still work to be done to connect Alaskans to the...

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker launched the Alaska Arctic Council Host Committee last year to provide hospitality and education during the U.S. chairmanship of the...
What can we expect from this Arctic Council meeting—and US Arctic policy thereafter? Here are four expert takes

What can we expect from this Arctic Council meeting—and US Arctic...

High North News asked four Arctic experts about priorities for the Trump administration in the Arctic, expectations for the Arctic Council meeting in Fairbanks...
Seeing the Arctic through fresh eyes on a caribou-filled solstice in Alaska’s Brooks Range

Seeing the Arctic through fresh eyes on a caribou-filled solstice in...

In a small plane above the Arctic tundra, my thoughts about home vanished. Below, orange strands of river braided over gravel bars to join...
Regional differences complicate efforts to bring broadband to the Arctic

Regional differences complicate efforts to bring broadband to the Arctic

As part of its assessment of the telecommunications needs in the North, the Arctic Council’s Task Force on Telecommunications Infrastructure in the Arctic is...