Alaska’s political climate will need to change — and quickly —  as the world warms

Alaska’s political climate will need to change — and quickly —...

While the authors of the recent Alaska climate action plan say they wanted to balance “aspirational goals and feasible implementation,” there is far more...
As ice recedes, the Arctic isn’t prepared for more shipping traffic

As ice recedes, the Arctic isn’t prepared for more shipping traffic

I was aboard the 364-foot Russian research-cruise ship Akademik Ioffe when it came to a violent stop after grounding on a shoal in a...
An open letter to foreign spectators regarding the Greenlandic independence debate

An open letter to foreign spectators regarding the Greenlandic independence debate

Interest in Greenland from foreign spectators and commentators has been on the rise in recent years. This makes us in Greenland very happy. It...
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...
Climate plan or no, don’t expect Alaska to stop drilling for new oil and gas

Climate plan or no, don’t expect Alaska to stop drilling for...

Alaska is a leader in contributing to climate change. It is not about to become a leader in fighting climate change.Yes, a 22-member group...
Make no mistake: Trump’s trade turmoil with China can hurt Alaska’s Arctic gas line

Make no mistake: Trump’s trade turmoil with China can hurt Alaska’s...

FAIRBANKS — It’s time for Alaska Gov. Bill Walker to admit the obvious — the Trump trade war with China threatens the proposed $43...
The furor over a tourism-related polar bear death misses some key facts

The furor over a tourism-related polar bear death misses some key...

A recent and very unfortunate incident in Svalbard where a polar bear was killed in self-defense after attacking a man from a cruise vessel...
As Iceland celebrates its centennial, it offers lessons in independence for Greenland and the Faroe Islands

As Iceland celebrates its centennial, it offers lessons in independence for...

One hundred years ago, in 1918, the year of Iceland’s independence, the winter was so harsh and cold in the first months of the...
Could resurrecting mammoths help stop Arctic emissions?

Could resurrecting mammoths help stop Arctic emissions?

If you managed to time travel back to Ice-Age Europe, you might be forgiven for thinking you had instead crash landed in some desolate...
Busting the 2,000-acre myth about drilling in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

Busting the 2,000-acre myth about drilling in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

The recent Republican tax bill, signed into law by President Trump, calls for two oil and gas lease sales in the Arctic National Wildlife...