In 1945, the North Pole was a powerful global symbol. It’s even more potent today.

In 1945, the North Pole was a powerful global symbol. It’s...

NEW YORK — The Uber driver slid onto Columbus Avenue, where not a single moving car blocked our path on a street that normally...
How a regional clean development mechanism for the Arctic could more effectively combat climate change

How a regional clean development mechanism for the Arctic could more...

Reykjavik is a global leader on climate change. It’s working to be carbon neutral by 2040. To most people, this is a success story....
Indigenous consultation is a two-way street

Indigenous consultation is a two-way street

“We take Indigenous consultation very seriously,” the woman shared. Alone at my table, I looked over to her group of five who were getting...
How the narrative on polar bears has become a problem for Arctic environmental groups

How the narrative on polar bears has become a problem for...

Our fear that the polar bear is going extinct is perhaps the world’s most powerful symbol of climate change in the Arctic and its...
Novatek’s Yamal LNG to be commissioned and begin production

Novatek’s Yamal LNG to be commissioned and begin production

After more than five years of construction, Novatek’s $27 billion Yamal LNG project has received state permission to commission the first liquefaction train, 58 gas...
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...
Subsistence whalers celebrate, but doubts cloud the future of international whaling cooperation

Subsistence whalers celebrate, but doubts cloud the future of international whaling...

Subsistence whalers in Alaska, Greenland and Russia landed a major victory recently with a decision by the International Whaling Commission that helps ensure the...
How Arctic Council observers benefit the region

How Arctic Council observers benefit the region

The Arctic Council, the forum in which Arctic states convene to discuss the region’s high level and working level affairs, consists of the 8 Arctic states,...
Norway’s border with Russia profoundly shapes its Arctic security policy, says study

Norway’s border with Russia profoundly shapes its Arctic security policy, says...

A new study published by The Polar Journal identifies geography as a key factor to understanding Norway’s and Canada’s differing approaches to Arctic security....
Shipping Traffic on Northern Sea Route Grows by 40 percent

Shipping Traffic on Northern Sea Route Grows by 40 percent

Shipping traffic in Russia’s Arctic waters along the Northern Sea Route experienced significant growth in 2017. Cargo volume on the route is expected to...