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,...
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...
China and the US both have strategic designs for Greenland

China and the US both have strategic designs for Greenland

Two seemingly unrelated messages, reaching us only a few days apart, recently revealed how Greenland occupies an increasingly strategic place in today’s geopolitics. One of...
China launches its first domestically built icebreaker

China launches its first domestically built icebreaker

China launched the Xue Long 2 (雪龙2), which translates to “Snow Dragon,” in an elaborate ceremony at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai on Monday. The new...
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...
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...
How a ground-breaking biodome being planned in Iceland could change cities around the world

How a ground-breaking biodome being planned in Iceland could change cities...

A pioneering vision in Iceland to improve life for locals and to transform tourism and hospitality is moving closer to reality. The ALDIN Biodome Resort...
Russia’s Northern Sea Route sees record cargo volume in 2018

Russia’s Northern Sea Route sees record cargo volume in 2018

Russia’s Northern Sea Route saw another record-setting year in 2018 as 18 million tons of cargo traveled along the country’s Arctic coastline. This compares...
Where’s the sea ice? 3 reasons the Arctic freeze is unseasonably late and why it matters

Where’s the sea ice? 3 reasons the Arctic freeze is unseasonably...

With the setting of the sun and the onset of polar darkness, the Arctic Ocean would normally be crusted with sea ice along the...
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...