Why engaging the private sector is critical to cleaning up Arctic Ocean plastic pollution

Why engaging the private sector is critical to cleaning up Arctic...

When I traveled to Svalbard, it was easy to imagine that I was in a pristine Arctic wilderness, far from anything human-made. The archipelago’s...
To relocate Alaska villages, we need to reexamine the costs

To relocate Alaska villages, we need to reexamine the costs

In 2018, Alaska added a new category to its State Hazard Mitigation Plan: usteq, a Yup'ik word used to describe the compounding effects of...
How online learning is an opportunity for the Arctic

How online learning is an opportunity for the Arctic

As the coronavirus pandemic has spread, schools and teachers across the globe have been forced to move learning online. This transition — and the...
Two key steps Greenland should take to make sure mining benefits all its citizens

Two key steps Greenland should take to make sure mining benefits...

Greenland has vast mineral resources, including nickel, gold, and uranium, but at present the country only has two producing mines. Although Greenland has had...
The Arctic needs better cross-sector crisis-related collaboration

The Arctic needs better cross-sector crisis-related collaboration

The coronavirus pandemic has shown that the Arctic Council must hasten its efforts to coordinate different elements of emergency preparedness responses to crises affecting...
Reimagining the future of habitation in Greenland

Reimagining the future of habitation in Greenland

Despite the fact that urbanization in Greenland was once a tool of Danish colonialism, it is actively employed today by the Greenlandic government to...
Why a warming Arctic needs an investment review mechanism

Why a warming Arctic needs an investment review mechanism

Increased investment into the Arctic over the coming decades is inevitable. To respond to this, the Arctic’s present international governance structures can be improved...
Why Arctic nations should invest in a network of green ports

Why Arctic nations should invest in a network of green ports

Due to melting sea ice, Arctic waters are opening for more business, including in the cargo shipping, tourism, and fishing sectors. But that’s a...
How our new virtual world can empower the Arctic

How our new virtual world can empower the Arctic

Sighing deeply over coffee, my friend lamented that 2020 has so far been the “year of cancelation ‘on all levels’” — from small birthday...
As other leagues rethink racist team names, it’s time to rename Edmonton’s CFL team

As other leagues rethink racist team names, it’s time to rename...

Content warning: This opinion piece names an offensive term applied to some Indigenous Arctic peoples in the course of arguing for its removal. In the...