How better data could dramatically improve Arctic shipping insurance

How better data could dramatically improve Arctic shipping insurance

Having functioning Arctic shipping insurance is a fundamental step toward safety and development in the Arctic. However, substantial uncertainty around polar maritime risk and...
Ignoring climate change won’t diminish the threat it poses to Alaska

Ignoring climate change won’t diminish the threat it poses to Alaska

Sea ice coverage in the Northern Hemisphere is usually the most widespread in March — but this year that’s not the case in the...
How a citizen journalist network could transform the Arctic’s Indigenous communities

How a citizen journalist network could transform the Arctic’s Indigenous communities

Migration is a serious problem for the Arctic’s future. According to Canada’s 2016 demographic reports, Arctic rural populations will decline 19 percent by 2025,...
The new Alaska budget threatens critical Arctic research — and the state’s economy

The new Alaska budget threatens critical Arctic research — and the...

The University of Alaska Fairbanks often describes itself as “America’s Arctic University,” and it’s earned that reputation over the decades from its leading role...
Teach code to Arctic children to empower a new generation

Teach code to Arctic children to empower a new generation

The Arctic should teach its kids to code.In Barack Obama’s words, “In the new economy, computer science isn’t an optional skill – it’s a...
Why we need cleanup fund to tackle plastic pollution in the Arctic

Why we need cleanup fund to tackle plastic pollution in the...

Oceans all over the world are choking with plastic. Produced, used and dumped at an alarming speed, it is now filling up our oceans,...
Social impact bonds can finance a green community revolution in the Arctic

Social impact bonds can finance a green community revolution in the...

A village is destroyed. What next? The community rebuilds. What if it happens again? Rebuild again? What about a third time? And who will...
Microplastics in Arctic sea ice should concern everybody

Microplastics in Arctic sea ice should concern everybody

Plastic products have become an essential part of our lives, but it is time to reconsider their often uncritical use.Unlike wood, plastic products do...
How sewage could become an energy resource for Arctic communities

How sewage could become an energy resource for Arctic communities

What if you could create sustainable energy just by flushing the toilet?While sewage is often perceived as a burden rather than a resource, communities...
Arctic tourism is an opportunity for Indigenous-led economic development

Arctic tourism is an opportunity for Indigenous-led economic development

Leon, Nicaragua is a city known for volcano boarding. Tourists can pay to hike and then board down the youngest volcano in all of...