The Week Ahead: Greenland continues it march to independence, oil’s outlook improves and Nunavummiut go to the polls

The Week Ahead: Greenland continues it march to independence, oil’s outlook...

Note: Regular readers of the former Arctic Journal will be familiar with the Week Ahead, a weekly preview of some of the events related...
How the US could quickly find itself without a working heavy icebreaker

How the US could quickly find itself without a working heavy...

Two things happened in Washington D.C. this week that suggest the U.S. Coast Guard could soon find itself with no heavy icebreaker.First, a House...
What Duncan Hunter’s indictment means for the Arctic

What Duncan Hunter’s indictment means for the Arctic

What does the scandal surrounding a U.S. Congressman from sunny Southern California have to do with the Arctic?More than you might think.As chair of...
Two steps that could make resource extraction in Alaska more sustainable

Two steps that could make resource extraction in Alaska more sustainable

Think back to 2015. The price of oil is just above $30 per barrel, down from over $100 per barrel just a few months...
How better data could dramatically improve Arctic shipping insurance

How better data could dramatically improve Arctic shipping insurance

Having functioning Arctic shipping insurance is a fundamental step toward safety and development in the Arctic. However, substantial uncertainty around polar maritime risk and...
Current NPR-A plan makes sense for both wilderness and oil development

Current NPR-A plan makes sense for both wilderness and oil development

In the glow of the midnight sun, we’re paddling down the wild Utukok River in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. Here, the wilderness swallows you,...
The Week Ahead: Undersize me

The Week Ahead: Undersize me

In the North, the Summer Solstice, taking place this year on Thursday, June 21, means different things for different people. In Greenland, for example,...
Canada’s genocide: The case of the Ahiarmiut

Canada’s genocide: The case of the Ahiarmiut

As a human rights scholar, I have long argued that Canada committed cultural genocide against Indigenous peoples. But recently, I’ve come to conclude, in...
Do we need to build a polar ark?

Do we need to build a polar ark?

When Noah got news of the encroaching great flood, he rallied together one female and one male of each animal onto his ark, preserving...
A cult German board game teams up with the Svalbard seed bank to highlight crop diversity

A cult German board game teams up with the Svalbard seed...

ROME — A cult German board game whose fans include Hollywood actors Mila Kunis and Woody Harrelson may not seem the most obvious vehicle...