How permafrost insurance could revolutionize Arctic development

How permafrost insurance could revolutionize Arctic development

Say you’re a homeowner in Utqiagvik, Alaska, the northernmost American city. You have fire insurance for your home, insurance against the weight of snow...
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...
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...
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...
The First Frontier: Creating a climate displacement fund for displaced Alaska communities

The First Frontier: Creating a climate displacement fund for displaced Alaska...

Alaska needs a climate displacement fund, or it risks the lives of its indigenous communities.The world’s first climate change refugees may not only be...
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...
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...
In 1945, the North Pole was a powerful global symbol. It’s even more potent today.

In 1945, the North Pole was a powerful global symbol. It’s...

NEW YORK — The Uber driver slid onto Columbus Avenue, where not a single moving car blocked our path on a street that normally...
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...
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...