Greenland leader’s remarks stir up controversy abroad — and at home

Greenland leader’s remarks stir up controversy abroad — and at home

To get a sense of the controversy that Vittus Qujaukitsoq, Greenland’s foreign minister, has kicked up in recent days, consider the newsfeed on SermitsiaqAG,...
Why the prospect of drilling off Norway’s Lofoten is raising tensions

Why the prospect of drilling off Norway’s Lofoten is raising tensions

It may appear to be a no-brainer: The world needs oil. The Arctic Coast of Norway may hold significant reserves of oil. So why does...
Climate change exacerbates the impact of Persistent Organic Pollutants

Climate change exacerbates the impact of Persistent Organic Pollutants

Higher temperatures increase the volatilization of Persistent Organic Pollutants and exacerbate their emissions from secondary sources. Indirectly, climate change affects POPs through extreme weather...
The EU’s relationship with the Arctic gets more complex

The EU’s relationship with the Arctic gets more complex

There was a time when any discussion about the Arctic and the European Union began (and often ended) with Brussels’ ban on imports of...
The Arctic conflict: truth, fantasy or a little bit of both?

The Arctic conflict: truth, fantasy or a little bit of both?

I have been pondering for a long time why many people consider the Arctic region an arena of some sort of a future conflict....
Arctic renewable energy could power Europe, boost regional economies

Arctic renewable energy could power Europe, boost regional economies

The north could become the “green battery” for Europe through an integration into the European energy market, says Hallstein Havåg of the environmental organization...
With second Fulbright group, US maintains Arctic research focus

With second Fulbright group, US maintains Arctic research focus

Do policymakers pay attention to science? Given the noise in Washington in recent weeks surrounding two major Arctic-research initiatives, the answer appears, increasingly, to...
The European Parliament keeps an Arctic focus

The European Parliament keeps an Arctic focus

2016 could very well go down in history as the European Union’s “Polar Year.”The EU, along with 24 countries, recently brokered an international agreement...
Independence and stability are top priorities for Greenland’s new government

Independence and stability are top priorities for Greenland’s new government

Greenland, to the surprise of many, found itself on Thursday being led by a new unity government that, formally at least, puts an end...
Why the lawsuit targeting Norway’s Arctic oil development shouldn’t come as a surprise

Why the lawsuit targeting Norway’s Arctic oil development shouldn’t come as...

On May 4, Norsk Klimastiftelse, a conservancy, released a Norwegian version of a report titled “The Legal Status of Oil and Gas Exploitation in...