The Week Ahead: Living in the past

The Week Ahead: Living in the past

As with most end-of-year publications, the point of the The Shelf, presented each January by Oljedirektoratet, the agency that manages Norway’s oil resources, is...
Why the Arctic Report Card grows more important every year

Why the Arctic Report Card grows more important every year

We can be thankful for the scientists who gathered in 2005 for a workshop at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to talk about a...
The future of Alaska’s Arctic gas line is as uncertain as ever

The future of Alaska’s Arctic gas line is as uncertain as...

The gas pipeline promotion business in Alaska has been a cyclical enterprise for more than 40 years.Since even before the completion of the trans-Alaska...
Why Asia and Europe are positioned to define the future of the Arctic

Why Asia and Europe are positioned to define the future of...

When China released its Arctic policy white paper in January, the move prompted a slew of think pieces in Western media about the role...
Why the new Arctic ‘Cold War’ is a dangerous myth

Why the new Arctic ‘Cold War’ is a dangerous myth

All too often the Arctic region is portrayed as an area on the cusp of military crisis. This is an easy narrative to sell;...
Is there a way to stop burning money in the Russian Arctic?

Is there a way to stop burning money in the Russian...

Viewed from outer space, Western Siberia — illuminated by hundreds of flaming oil well flares — is brighter than Novosibirsk, the biggest city in...
From threatened to thriving: Using technology to preserve Arctic Indigenous languages

From threatened to thriving: Using technology to preserve Arctic Indigenous languages

Most Gwich’in children living in the Northwest Territories in Canada and Northern Alaska will never learn to speak their native language. Of the 6,000...
A film festival in Murmansk shows why dialogue with Russia is so necessary — and so tough

A film festival in Murmansk shows why dialogue with Russia is...

We drive from Kirkenes at the very top of Norway to the Russian border and across the tundra for four hours to Murmansk, the...
The Week Ahead: Failing fast, failing again

The Week Ahead: Failing fast, failing again

Presented each year since 2006, the Arctic Report Card offers a thorough status report of the region’s environment, providing detailed information about things like...
Deleting a policy report won’t stop Alaska climate change

Deleting a policy report won’t stop Alaska climate change

It was not a big surprise that the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation deleted a new climate change report from its website on the...