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...
Why Greenlanders are taking Trump’s interest very seriously

Why Greenlanders are taking Trump’s interest very seriously

Annex Greenland? We can ask the question, when Russia can annex Crimea, why would the United States hesitate with Greenland? I think that a U.S....
What the new IPCC climate report means for the Arctic

What the new IPCC climate report means for the Arctic

If a half-degree temperature rise in world temperatures doesn’t sound alarming, the latest report from the International Panel on Climate Change should put that...
Why people matter when we talk about Arctic climate change

Why people matter when we talk about Arctic climate change

It is very difficult to have a conversation with an ice floe. You may select a floe with an intriguing personal history; perhaps a past...
A deepwater port in Alaska’s Arctic is essential for U.S. national security

A deepwater port in Alaska’s Arctic is essential for U.S. national...

While cooperation has been a hallmark of Arctic relations between the United States and Russia, it is important to consider national security due to...
Insulting Canada won’t help the US with its Arctic ambitions

Insulting Canada won’t help the US with its Arctic ambitions

In the summer of 1985, the United States Coast Guard sent the icebreaker Polar Sea on a voyage across the Northwest Passage from Greenland...
Deleting a policy report won’t stop Alaska climate change

Deleting a policy report won’t stop Alaska climate change

It was not a big surprise that the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation deleted a new climate change report from its website on 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...
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...
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...