An Arctic ecologist wins an international honor for his idea of ‘Earth stewardship’

An Arctic ecologist wins an international honor for his idea of...

Terry Chapin, one of the most distinguished Arctic scientists, retired from regular classroom duties at the University of Alaska Fairbanks nearly a decade ago. But...
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...
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....
Alaska’s political climate will need to change — and quickly —  as the world warms

Alaska’s political climate will need to change — and quickly —...

While the authors of the recent Alaska climate action plan say they wanted to balance “aspirational goals and feasible implementation,” there is far more...
After finding its floe, a drifting Arctic research icebreaker settles in for polar night

After finding its floe, a drifting Arctic research icebreaker settles in...

In the shadow of the North Pole, the RV Polarstern has slowed its pace in the Central Arctic, attaching itself to a drifting ice...
How a myopic view of the Arctic hampers U.S. policy

How a myopic view of the Arctic hampers U.S. policy

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, the genial former Texas governor, tends to be long on platitudes and short on substance. Perry lived up to his...
With a $12.1 million offer to Greenland, America is playing softball in the Arctic

With a $12.1 million offer to Greenland, America is playing softball...

On April 23, the U.S. Department of State announced it was offering a $12.1 million aid package to Greenland. During a briefing on the...
The Week Ahead: Better-educated guesses

The Week Ahead: Better-educated guesses

If you knew earlier in the week what the weather was going to be like today, it's likely because you had consulted a weather...
The deep roots of Russia’s Arctic ambitions — and what they mean for future stability in the region

The deep roots of Russia’s Arctic ambitions — and what they...

SAINT PETERSBURG — Last week at Russia’s small but magnificent Arctic museum, which has existed since 1933 in an old church in Saint Petersburg,...
A Trump administration report presents a grossly distorted picture of Nordic nations

A Trump administration report presents a grossly distorted picture of Nordic...

The Trump administration didn’t put its top minds to work on “The Opportunity Costs of Socialism,” a 72-page report that paints a dim portrait...