How local and regional governments can shape communities in the north

How local and regional governments can shape communities in the north

This week, some 2,000 decision-makers, academics, businesspeople and the like gather together in Tromsø, Norway, for the annual Arctic Frontiers conference. The marquee discussions on Monday...
A huge internet upgrade may come with hidden costs for Greenland

A huge internet upgrade may come with hidden costs for Greenland

Until now, debate over over Chinese interest in Greenland has focused mostly on the minerals they are interested in taking out of the ground,...
Arctic fields a factor as Saudis, Russia to diverge on speed of oil output cuts

Arctic fields a factor as Saudis, Russia to diverge on speed...

John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own. LONDON — OPEC and non-OPEC members have pledged to cut their combined oil...
How has cooperation in the Arctic survived Western-Russian geopolitical tension?

How has cooperation in the Arctic survived Western-Russian geopolitical tension?

With two strokes of a pen followed by rapturous applause from the Kremlin audience, Russia formally annexed Crimea on March 18, 2014. At the...
The next 5 years of US Arctic Research: more locals, fewer Russians

The next 5 years of US Arctic Research: more locals, fewer...

Last week at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union – the world’s largest annual gathering of scientists – the U.S. Arctic Research Commission announced...
With Arkhangelsk forum, Russia seeks to reinforce the Arctic’s international importance

With Arkhangelsk forum, Russia seeks to reinforce the Arctic’s international importance

A forum in Arkhangelsk in late March will give Russia a chance to demonstrate its Arctic prowess. Russia will host the 4th International Arctic Forum, the...
Greenland leader’s remarks stir up controversy abroad — and at home

Greenland leader’s remarks stir up controversy abroad — and at home

To get a sense of the controversy that Vittus Qujaukitsoq, Greenland’s foreign minister, has kicked up in recent days, consider the newsfeed on SermitsiaqAG,...
Why the prospect of drilling off Norway’s Lofoten is raising tensions

Why the prospect of drilling off Norway’s Lofoten is raising tensions

It may appear to be a no-brainer: The world needs oil. The Arctic Coast of Norway may hold significant reserves of oil. So why does...
Climate change exacerbates the impact of Persistent Organic Pollutants

Climate change exacerbates the impact of Persistent Organic Pollutants

Higher temperatures increase the volatilization of Persistent Organic Pollutants and exacerbate their emissions from secondary sources. Indirectly, climate change affects POPs through extreme weather...
The EU’s relationship with the Arctic gets more complex

The EU’s relationship with the Arctic gets more complex

There was a time when any discussion about the Arctic and the European Union began (and often ended) with Brussels’ ban on imports of...