The controversy over Greenland airports shows China isn’t fully welcome in the Arctic — yet

The controversy over Greenland airports shows China isn’t fully welcome in...

Earlier this week, it was announced that in exchange for 700 million Danish kroner ($109 million), Greenland would allow Denmark a 33 percent stake...
China launches its first domestically built icebreaker

China launches its first domestically built icebreaker

China launched the Xue Long 2 (雪龙2), which translates to “Snow Dragon,” in an elaborate ceremony at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai on Monday. The new...
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...
Protecting its booming fish exports, the Faroe Islands refuse to support EU and US sanctions against Russia

Protecting its booming fish exports, the Faroe Islands refuse to support...

There are a surprising number of Russians here in Torshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands; the small semi-autonomous sub-Arctic nation of 18 islands...
The Week Ahead: Unexpected turbulence

The Week Ahead: Unexpected turbulence

As a self-governing country within the Kingdom of Denmark, Greenland receives nearly 4 billion kroner ($620 million) each year from Copenhagen in the form...
Outdated navigational charts are an Arctic maritime disaster in the making

Outdated navigational charts are an Arctic maritime disaster in the making

On a July evening three years ago, the 380-foot Finnish icebreaker Fennica headed out from Dutch Harbor shortly before 11 p.m., bound for the...
How the surprise discovery of lakes under Arctic glaciers could help the search for life on Mars

How the surprise discovery of lakes under Arctic glaciers could help...

The headlines in late July conveyed some surprising findings from the Red Planet.Scientists using radar observations believe they’ve found a 12-mile-wide saltwater lake that...
The Week Ahead: Progress through education

The Week Ahead: Progress through education

If you are looking to find the campus of the University of the Arctic (UArctic), your search will be in vain. With more than...
In a rush to launch Arctic Refuge drilling, Trump officials are ignoring concerns about seismic testing

In a rush to launch Arctic Refuge drilling, Trump officials are...

In testimony last fall, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski promised that there would be no cutting corners on oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife...
Ready or not, Greenland is poised to see a rise in cruise ship tourism

Ready or not, Greenland is poised to see a rise in...

Earlier this month I attended a wedding in the main church in Ilulissat on Greenland’s west coast, the Zionskirke.I was not invited, I just...