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...
How the Trump administration’s rush to drill in Alaska’s Arctic refuge is backfiring

How the Trump administration’s rush to drill in Alaska’s Arctic refuge...

In early 2018, as the Trump administration began its dash to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, federal experts identified gaps in the...
Russia’s hypersonic missiles could be why Donald Trump wants to buy Greenland

Russia’s hypersonic missiles could be why Donald Trump wants to buy...

It has been a little more than three months since U.S. president Donald Trump confirmed on live TV that a purchase of Greenland, its...
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,...
Why the work of the Arctic Council will continue even without consensus on climate change

Why the work of the Arctic Council will continue even without...

On Tuesday this week, as many readers will know, the foreign ministers of the eight Arctic states, who met in Finland for a key...
US defense investments in Greenland infrastructure would keep NATO in, China out and Russia at bay

US defense investments in Greenland infrastructure would keep NATO in, China...

Politically, Greenland has cast its lot with the West. But, when it comes to commercial opportunities, it is more open. China, especially, has been...
How state-level ivory bans are hurting Alaska Native hunters and their communities

How state-level ivory bans are hurting Alaska Native hunters and their...

Perry Pungowiyi, a Yupik artist and hunter from western Alaska, says there are two big changes that have made the tradition of walrus hunting...
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...
Just as China launches a second icebreaker, a fresh report details problems with US plans

Just as China launches a second icebreaker, a fresh report details...

News from Shanghai about the completion of a new Chinese icebreaker arrived at about the same time as a report questioning the process under...
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...