The Arctic Council has weathered 25 years of bumpy Russia-Western relations – but can it adapt to climate change?

The Arctic Council has weathered 25 years of bumpy Russia-Western relations...

For generations, the Arctic has captured our imaginations as a region of contradictions. It is simultaneously a frozen wilderness, home to Indigenous peoples, a...
What does it mean to be ‘true north strong and free?’ Canada’s elusive northern identity

What does it mean to be ‘true north strong and free?’...

From the national anthem to the Toronto Raptors (#WeTheNorth), Canada is frequently framed as a northern country, its citizens a northern people. But what...
How Europe’s ban on seal products turned frontier communities into pariahs

How Europe’s ban on seal products turned frontier communities into pariahs

In the 1970s, a sustained campaign convinced much of the world that protesters were saving cuddly seals from murderous killers near the Arctic Circle....
Swiss-Danish expedition finds the world’s northernmost island

Swiss-Danish expedition finds the world’s northernmost island

We were a team of five from the Leister Expedition Around North Greenland 2021, a Swiss-Danish scientific expedition, that landed on the island in...
Record-breaking winter winds have blown old Arctic sea ice into the melt zone

Record-breaking winter winds have blown old Arctic sea ice into the...

An unusual pattern of winds drove old Arctic sea ice into a precarious position in the winter of 2020. Now in warming waters, large...
This week shows security will continue to compete with climate for priority in Arctic politics

This week shows security will continue to compete with climate for...

As U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken traveled home from the Reykjavik Arctic Council ministerial meeting — and his first direct talks with his...
Greenland’s new leadership will be challenged by a push for faster independence

Greenland’s new leadership will be challenged by a push for faster...

Earlier this week, Greenlanders elected a new parliament with a majority from the center-left Inuit Ataqatigiit (IA) party. It's only the second time in...
A first-ever foreign policy opinion poll in Greenland shows support for more cooperation with US, Denmark

A first-ever foreign policy opinion poll in Greenland shows support for...

We know from recent headlines that China has an interest in expanding economically in Greenland and of course, many will remember when former U.S. President...
Ancient reindeer migration routes are disrupted by roads, dams – and now wind farms

Ancient reindeer migration routes are disrupted by roads, dams – and...

Reindeer, or caribou as they’re known in North America, are impressive travellers. Herds made up of many thousands of animals can cover 5,000 kilometers...
Biden’s decision to name Kerry as U.S. climate envoy emphasizes diplomacy’s role in the issue

Biden’s decision to name Kerry as U.S. climate envoy emphasizes diplomacy’s...

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden named former Secretary of State John Kerry as special climate envoy, his transition team said on Monday, a sign...