Fixing the world’s Arctic apathy gap

Fixing the world’s Arctic apathy gap

We are losing the Arctic, and nobody cares.Two years ago at a Russian Arctic forum,  Finland President Sauli Niinistö reiterated what has become a...
Why we need to create an Arctic aerosol-monitoring network — quickly

Why we need to create an Arctic aerosol-monitoring network — quickly

As a third-year graduate student working on climate modeling, I’ve come to realize that our ability to make predictions about the future is only...
Greenland’s economic future depends more on good governance than on its mineral resources

Greenland’s economic future depends more on good governance than on its...

Last October, Greenland formed a new government, following intense coalition negotiations. The broad coalition of liberal-conservatives, pro-independence MPs and social Democrats made its priorities...
Two steps that could make resource extraction in Alaska more sustainable

Two steps that could make resource extraction in Alaska more sustainable

Think back to 2015. The price of oil is just above $30 per barrel, down from over $100 per barrel just a few months...
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,...