A new history of the North Pole uncovers its deep significance for modern civilization

A new history of the North Pole uncovers its deep significance...

What exactly is the North Pole? How are we to understand the North Pole’s significance to the world today? has all the mysticism and...
Why talking about climate change could be the most important thing you can do

Why talking about climate change could be the most important thing...

Katharine Hayhoe often encounters people in the U.S. and Canada who still regard climate change as an issue best left for the distant future.“That...
Greenland isn’t for sale — but it is for lease

Greenland isn’t for sale — but it is for lease

Trump’s much-lampooned interest in purchasing Greenland is finally falling out of the headlines.As the icy dust subsides, it’s easier to approach the situation with...
How a new snow study further complicates the Trump administration’s rush to drill in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

How a new snow study further complicates the Trump administration’s rush...

On his second day with the Trump administration, Alaskan Joe Balash learned he would be personally responsible for completing environmental studies and conducting an...
This summer, the impacts of climate change hit home for more Alaskans than ever before

This summer, the impacts of climate change hit home for more...

With record heat, drought, fires and smoke blanketing much of Southcentral Alaska this summer, the reality of climate change has hit residents of the...
Why President Trump’s idea to buy Greenland is not a joke in Denmark and Greenland

Why President Trump’s idea to buy Greenland is not a joke...

For more than a week, journalists and commentators across the world have been regarding U.S. President Donald Trump’s remarks that he may consider buying...
Trump’s dream of a US Greenland purchase has a surprisingly long and complex history

Trump’s dream of a US Greenland purchase has a surprisingly long...

Late last Thursday, #Greenland was among the most trending items on Twitter — and, oddly, for a reason other than climate change.After the Wall Street...
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...
Alaska’s seafood industry continues to suffer from the US-China trade war

Alaska’s seafood industry continues to suffer from the US-China trade war

The Alaska seafood industry is not buying U.S. President Donald Trump’s cavalier claim that “trade wars are good, and easy to win.”Caught in the...
How Arctic research could drive Alaska economic growth — if it survives deep state budget cuts

How Arctic research could drive Alaska economic growth — if it...

During long northern winters, Arctic ground squirrels retreat into a state of hibernation, with a body temperature that drops just below the freezing point...