How Norway and Alaska took different paths when it came to investing windfalls from oil development

How Norway and Alaska took different paths when it came to...

In the past half century, Norway and Alaska each developed an extensive oil and gas industry — and each took steps to preserve part...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...