Climate plan or no, don’t expect Alaska to stop drilling for new oil and gas

Climate plan or no, don’t expect Alaska to stop drilling for...

Alaska is a leader in contributing to climate change. It is not about to become a leader in fighting climate change. Yes, a 22-member group...
A tough strategy of isolation has protected Greenland from coronavirus — so far

A tough strategy of isolation has protected Greenland from coronavirus —...

Imagine the audacity it takes to close off the largest island on Earth from the rest of the world. An impossibility, a baffling paradox,...
Why US climate hostility might be a bigger threat to Arctic Council cooperation than security tensions

Why US climate hostility might be a bigger threat to Arctic...

The Trump Administration’s reluctance to recognize climate change as a major problem in the Arctic is currently frustrating negotiations in the run-up to the...
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...
How a recent Alaska test flight could transform the Arctic

How a recent Alaska test flight could transform the Arctic

Earlier this summer, an aircraft took off from a remote spot in Interior Alaska not far far south of the Arctic Circle, climbed to...
Trump’s reversal on Alaska ocean mapping will help the Arctic

Trump’s reversal on Alaska ocean mapping will help the Arctic

An international effort to create a definitive map of the ocean floor by 2030 will get a boost from the Trump administration’s plan to...
The US aid package to Greenland marks a new chapter in a long, complex relationship

The US aid package to Greenland marks a new chapter in...

There are multiple ways to seek to understand what a new aid package from the U.S. to Greenland announced last week means. But one...
What Duncan Hunter’s indictment means for the Arctic

What Duncan Hunter’s indictment means for the Arctic

What does the scandal surrounding a U.S. Congressman from sunny Southern California have to do with the Arctic? More than you might think. As chair of...
While Norway invests its oil money for the future, Alaska wrestles over how much to spend now

While Norway invests its oil money for the future, Alaska wrestles...

While Norway continues to focus on the long-term future when it comes to the nation’s sovereign wealth fund, Alaska remains mired in the present. The...
Why people matter when we talk about Arctic climate change

Why people matter when we talk about Arctic climate change

It is very difficult to have a conversation with an ice floe. You may select a floe with an intriguing personal history; perhaps a past...