As tension builds over Ukraine, Norway grows increasingly worried about neighboring Russia

As tension builds over Ukraine, Norway grows increasingly worried about neighboring...

Before you begin to read this story, you may wish to look up the Russian naval base at Gadzhiyevo in Russia’s Arctic northwest on...
Are the northern lights caused by ‘particles from the Sun’? Not exactly

Are the northern lights caused by ‘particles from the Sun’? Not exactly

What a spectacle a big aurora is, its shimmering curtains and colorful rays of light illuminating a dark sky. Many people refer to aurora...
A year into Biden’s presidency, U.S. military plans for Greenland remain unclear

A year into Biden’s presidency, U.S. military plans for Greenland remain...

Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s suggestion in 2019 that he wanted to buy Greenland signaled an intense strategic U.S. interest in the island, an...
Is Santa’s sleigh zero carbon? The answer lies in reindeer poo

Is Santa’s sleigh zero carbon? The answer lies in reindeer poo

Santa’s sleigh is famously pulled by eight reindeer, nine if you include the luminous Rudolf who pitches in when it’s foggy. The classic eight...
Climate change could enable Alaska to grow more of its own food

Climate change could enable Alaska to grow more of its own...

Gardeners in Alaska know that it’s hard to grow big, juicy tomatoes here. But as the climate rapidly warms in the far North, that...
Spotty data and media bias delay justice for missing and murdered Indigenous people

Spotty data and media bias delay justice for missing and murdered...

No one knows just how many Indigenous girls or women go missing in the United States each year. There are estimates. In 2019, 8,162 Indigenous...
Bringing woolly mammoths back from extinction might not be such a bad idea — ethicists explain

Bringing woolly mammoths back from extinction might not be such a...

U.S. startup Colossal Biosciences has announced plans to bring woolly mammoths, or animals like them, back from extinction and into the frosty landscape of...
2 NASA scientists explain what’s driving overall Arctic sea ice decline

2 NASA scientists explain what’s driving overall Arctic sea ice decline

September marks the end of the summer sea ice melt season and the Arctic sea ice minimum, when sea ice over the Northern Hemisphere...
The Arctic Council has weathered 25 years of bumpy Russia-Western relations – but can it adapt to climate change?

The Arctic Council has weathered 25 years of bumpy Russia-Western relations...

For generations, the Arctic has captured our imaginations as a region of contradictions. It is simultaneously a frozen wilderness, home to Indigenous peoples, a...
What does it mean to be ‘true north strong and free?’ Canada’s elusive northern identity

What does it mean to be ‘true north strong and free?’...

From the national anthem to the Toronto Raptors (#WeTheNorth), Canada is frequently framed as a northern country, its citizens a northern people. But what...