How Arctic nations can help stop plastic marine pollution at its source

How Arctic nations can help stop plastic marine pollution at its...

There are more pieces of plastic in the ocean than stars in the sky. And there are lots of stars in the sky. To...
As the Arctic’s biggest annual gathering matures, its focus turns outward

As the Arctic’s biggest annual gathering matures, its focus turns outward

Peruse the program of this year’s edition of Arctic Circle, a big conference taking place this week in Reykjavík, Iceland, and it appears no...
The Week Ahead: Clearing the air

The Week Ahead: Clearing the air

The good news first: Between 2001 and 2018, a Russian smelting operation on the Kola peninsula owned by Nornickel reduced emissions of sulfur dioxide,...
How the Trump administration’s rush to drill in Alaska’s Arctic refuge is backfiring

How the Trump administration’s rush to drill in Alaska’s Arctic refuge...

In early 2018, as the Trump administration began its dash to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, federal experts identified gaps in the...
The Week Ahead: Onward and upward

The Week Ahead: Onward and upward

In January, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a UN outfit responsible for assessing the science of climate change, issued a statement warning that...
The future of Alaska’s Arctic gas line is as uncertain as ever

The future of Alaska’s Arctic gas line is as uncertain as...

The gas pipeline promotion business in Alaska has been a cyclical enterprise for more than 40 years.Since even before the completion of the trans-Alaska...
Iceland’s recovery will be tough to sustain

Iceland’s recovery will be tough to sustain

The end of Iceland's nine years of capital controls on Tuesday is an occasion to celebrate for Icelandic businesses -- and for those economists...
How Alaska politics created the crisis threatening the state’s university system

How Alaska politics created the crisis threatening the state’s university system

The University of Alaska Board of Regents is expected to declare a financial emergency this week, beginning the process of major program cutbacks and...
With Arkhangelsk forum, Russia seeks to reinforce the Arctic’s international importance

With Arkhangelsk forum, Russia seeks to reinforce the Arctic’s international importance

A forum in Arkhangelsk in late March will give Russia a chance to demonstrate its Arctic prowess.Russia will host the 4th International Arctic Forum, the...
The Week Ahead: One kingdom, three countries

The Week Ahead: One kingdom, three countries

This Thursday, Denmark’s national assembly, the Folketing, will debate the government’s most recent two-year foreign policy and security strategy.A practice begun in 2017, publication...