The Week Ahead: Sign languages

The Week Ahead: Sign languages

Attentive delegates to Arctic Frontiers, a big annual conference that took place in Tromsø, Norway, last month, will have noted that next year’s gathering...
Why international Arctic researchers are eager to get trapped in sea ice

Why international Arctic researchers are eager to get trapped in sea...

In 1893, Fridtjof Nansen set out on one of the great expeditions in world history, deliberately trapping his ship in the ice to drift...
Norway wants to fight plastic pollution in the Arctic — and drill for more oil

Norway wants to fight plastic pollution in the Arctic — and...

This year, like last year, an astounding number of Norwegian government ministers descended on Tromsø, the main city in Arctic Norway for the annual...
The battle over public perceptions of Arctic oil drilling is far from over

The battle over public perceptions of Arctic oil drilling is far...

The recent decision by another major bank to all but close the door on future financing for oil drilling in the Arctic won’t stop...
A rare poll hints at real differences between Danish and Greenlandic thinking on Greenland independence

A rare poll hints at real differences between Danish and Greenlandic...

The latest and strangely under-reported poll about independence in Greenland is the most crucial, tell-tale piece of information about Greenland’s potential future in a...
The Week Ahead: Making up appearances

The Week Ahead: Making up appearances

Among the Arctic cognoscenti, all eyes this week will be focused on Tromsø, Norway, where Arctic Frontiers, one of the big four of the...
DNA from a newly unearthed Alaska graveyard offers fresh knowledge about ancient Arctic populations

DNA from a newly unearthed Alaska graveyard offers fresh knowledge about...

An ancient site on the shores of the Beaufort Sea, once home to the northernmost community in Alaska, is helping unlock secrets about people...
The Week Ahead: Not-so-short-lived

The Week Ahead: Not-so-short-lived

Black carbon was not the first order of business when Finnish president Sauli Niinistö began his...
How a mystery writer explained the way war profoundly shaped Alaska

How a mystery writer explained the way war profoundly shaped Alaska

An 75 mm anti-aircraft gun from World War II stands on Kiska Island, in Alaska's Aleutian chain in 2017. (Lisa Hupp...
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,...