The Polar Code is in force now. Will it be enough to protect the environment?

The Polar Code is in force now. Will it be enough...

On Jan. 1, the International Maritime Organization’s Polar Code entered into force. The new regulations are intended to improve safety at sea and environmental protection in Arctic and...
Why 2016’s US-Canada joint Arctic statement still matters in the Trump era

Why 2016’s US-Canada joint Arctic statement still matters in the Trump...

2016 ended with one of the most profound international agreements in the history of North American Arctic politics, even if it does not last.On...
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...
Complex questions about Greenland’s independence are at the center of upcoming elections

Complex questions about Greenland’s independence are at the center of upcoming...

ILULISSAT — Greenland is gearing up for elections on April 24 and there is every reason to believe that the rest of the world may...
The Week Ahead: Lands of plenty

The Week Ahead: Lands of plenty

By far the biggest Arctic event this week is the annual Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavík, Iceland, which gets underway on Thursday. ArcticToday will...
A proposed Alaska Arctic LNG project holds an unusual place in US-China trade relations

A proposed Alaska Arctic LNG project holds an unusual place in...

The Trump administration would love nothing better than to claim an Alaska gas pipeline project as a major victory in its on-again, off-again trade...
Arctic tourism is growing — but that’s playing out differently around the region

Arctic tourism is growing — but that’s playing out differently around...

Barren lands, icebergs and a unique flora and fauna have been attracting more and more tourists to Arctic regions over the last decades. However,...
Outdated navigational charts are an Arctic maritime disaster in the making

Outdated navigational charts are an Arctic maritime disaster in the making

On a July evening three years ago, the 380-foot Finnish icebreaker Fennica headed out from Dutch Harbor shortly before 11 p.m., bound for the...
Norwegian Arctic coastal waters are among the most dangerous

Norwegian Arctic coastal waters are among the most dangerous

A ‘Northguider’ crew member is lifted aboard a rescue helicopter. The ‘Northguider’ is visible at the right of the image,...
Why the Arctic isn’t a ‘global commons’

Why the Arctic isn’t a ‘global commons’

As the most recent Arctic Council meeting in Finland indicates, interest in the Arctic is as avid as ever.The Arctic Council itself, however, serves...