Disengagement in the Arctic: Putting America last

Disengagement in the Arctic: Putting America last

When it comes to the Arctic, the Trump administration’s “America First” strategy risks putting America last. As the Arctic Ocean becomes increasingly navigable, it...
How fake news and starving bears could keep more complex stories of the Arctic from being told

How fake news and starving bears could keep more complex stories...

In Tromsø, the main Arctic city in Norway, mayor Kristin Røymo welcomed us with a warning. She talked of what she called “Google images...
Trump is failing the US — and the Arctic — by ignoring climate change

Trump is failing the US — and the Arctic — by...

In his January interview with a fawning Piers Morgan, American Pres. Donald Trump again praised himself as a “stable genius” and demonstrated that he...
Could an Arctic agreement revolutionize global trade?

Could an Arctic agreement revolutionize global trade?

The World Economic Forum recently calculated a 1 trillion dollar untapped investment potential in one of the planet’s most environmentally vulnerable and critical regions...
The First Frontier: Creating a climate displacement fund for displaced Alaska communities

The First Frontier: Creating a climate displacement fund for displaced Alaska...

Alaska needs a climate displacement fund, or it risks the lives of its indigenous communities. The world’s first climate change refugees may not only be...
In 1945, the North Pole was a powerful global symbol. It’s even more potent today.

In 1945, the North Pole was a powerful global symbol. It’s...

NEW YORK — The Uber driver slid onto Columbus Avenue, where not a single moving car blocked our path on a street that normally...
A red alert for the future Arctic

A red alert for the future Arctic

Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod was right when he issued a “red alert” in November and called for an urgent national debate on the...
Muscles are flexed in the Arctic — but they are not Norwegian

Muscles are flexed in the Arctic — but they are not...

"The Arctic holds the highest suicide rate in the world," Tero Vauraste said. "We have to do something about that." Most attendees were prepared for...
Current NPR-A plan makes sense for both wilderness and oil development

Current NPR-A plan makes sense for both wilderness and oil development

In the glow of the midnight sun, we’re paddling down the wild Utukok River in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. Here, the wilderness swallows you,...
The current Alaska petroleum reserve plan is solid. Don’t fall for a land-rush mentality

The current Alaska petroleum reserve plan is solid. Don’t fall for...

During Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s Alaska visit this past May, he issued a rather hastily ginned-up secretarial order at an oil industry...