A controversial road project in Alaska could become the next big Arctic battleground between preservation and development

A controversial road project in Alaska could become the next big...

In the early 1970s in Alaska, the oil industry said it needed an Arctic highway to be built alongside the proposed trans-Alaska pipeline, which...
Arctic permafrost thaw could set off sudden environmental changes

Arctic permafrost thaw could set off sudden environmental changes

Discussions of permafrost thaw in the Arctic have tended to frame it as a gradual process that could slowly change the future Arctic environment,...
When Boeing proposed the world’s largest plane for Arctic shipping

When Boeing proposed the world’s largest plane for Arctic shipping

With climate change and the continuing decline in Arctic sea ice, a new proposal to export liquefied natural gas from Alaska in icebreaking tankers...
What we can learn from a new look at the Bering Strait

What we can learn from a new look at the Bering...

As a home-schooled teenager from Decorah, Iowa, Bathsheba Demuth had her introduction to the Arctic in 1999 when she arrived in Old Crow, Yukon...
At the Alaska Federation of Natives convention, a generational divide marks the Arctic climate change debate

At the Alaska Federation of Natives convention, a generational divide marks...

Alaska’s Indigenous residents scattered in rural villages through the state know the reality of climate change better than most people. But when it came to...
What a recent EU Arctic forum shows about the bloc’s efforts to handle the complexities of Arctic politics

What a recent EU Arctic forum shows about the bloc’s efforts...

The U.S. is ramping up in the Arctic, Russia banks heavily on its own Arctic provinces, China’s Arctic interests are growing. And in early...
How a myopic view of the Arctic hampers U.S. policy

How a myopic view of the Arctic hampers U.S. policy

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, the genial former Texas governor, tends to be long on platitudes and short on substance. Perry lived up to his...
How an Inuit approach to cancer care in Canada promotes self-determination and reconciliation

How an Inuit approach to cancer care in Canada promotes self-determination...

For thousands of years, Inuit have adapted to the changes in their environment, and continue to find new and innovative ways to survive. But life...
Why cross-border cooperation is a key to the sustainable development of Arctic cities and towns

Why cross-border cooperation is a key to the sustainable development of...

Just as the Arctic is changing rapidly, the historical perception of the Arctic as a remote spot is also drastically shifting to a view...
An Arctic ecologist wins an international honor for his idea of ‘Earth stewardship’

An Arctic ecologist wins an international honor for his idea of...

Terry Chapin, one of the most distinguished Arctic scientists, retired from regular classroom duties at the University of Alaska Fairbanks nearly a decade ago. But...