How Norway and Russia avoid conflict over Svalbard

How Norway and Russia avoid conflict over Svalbard

In 1977, Norway established a maritime Fisheries Protection Zone (FPZ) around the Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard. Norway avoided claiming an outright Exclusive Economic Zone...
The Week Ahead: Pipe dreams

The Week Ahead: Pipe dreams

The Alaska LNG Project shows the potential benefits of a healthy trade relationship between United States and China.Chinese investors are among the largest potential...
Microplastics in Arctic sea ice should concern everybody

Microplastics in Arctic sea ice should concern everybody

Plastic products have become an essential part of our lives, but it is time to reconsider their often uncritical use.Unlike wood, plastic products do...
Arctic renewable energy could power Europe, boost regional economies

Arctic renewable energy could power Europe, boost regional economies

The north could become the “green battery” for Europe through an integration into the European energy market, says Hallstein Havåg of the environmental organization...
The Week Ahead: Sign languages

The Week Ahead: Sign languages

Attentive delegates to Arctic Frontiers, a big annual conference that took place in Tromsø, Norway, last month, will have noted that next year’s gathering...
The UK’s new Arctic policy is more explicit — but still conservative

The UK’s new Arctic policy is more explicit — but still...

The United Kingdom adopted a new Arctic policy framework earlier this year, and while it supports the status quo, the strategy is more explicit...
The Week Ahead: It’s our back yard

The Week Ahead: It’s our back yard

A third Greenlandic site — Aasivissuit-Nipisat, an area nicknamed “the Inuit hunting ground between sea and ice” — was added to the list of UN-approved...
Meet the researcher who wants to find out whether Arctic conferences are worth it

Meet the researcher who wants to find out whether Arctic conferences...

The last panel ended, the conference center Harpa grew quiet, and the Arctic Circle Assembly concluded another year.But how effective was it — and...
How the Arctic fits into China’s ambitious transport infrastructure plans

How the Arctic fits into China’s ambitious transport infrastructure plans

Seen from an Arctic perspective, one of the ironies of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, a $5 trillion investment plan to create transport links...
An oil giant backs a high-tech rescue for collapsing Arctic ice cellars in Alaska

An oil giant backs a high-tech rescue for collapsing Arctic ice...

KAKTOVIK, Alaska — When Inupiaq hunters wrestle a 100-ton bowhead whale back to land from the high seas, the next challenge is where to...