How drones can support remote Arctic communities

How drones can support remote Arctic communities

We are entering a new era of possibility in the Arctic. Changing climate conditions are unlocking possibilities for economic development such as new shipping routes...
How US policy threatens existing Arctic governance  

How US policy threatens existing Arctic governance  

The current international cooperation in the Arctic — and the structures that allow it — have grown in the past few decades. But now...
Word of new Arctic oil is encouraging but Alaska shouldn’t bank on it

Word of new Arctic oil is encouraging but Alaska shouldn’t bank...

The announcement of new oil discovered on the North Slope in recent weeks – in fact, several in the past few months – is...
The Trump administration’s explanation for failing to protect walruses is laughable

The Trump administration’s explanation for failing to protect walruses is laughable

In 2011, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluded that shrinking sea ice coverage in the Arctic posed a threat to the survival of...
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...
Trump’s Greenland sideshow needs to be shelved

Trump’s Greenland sideshow needs to be shelved

Forget the gibberish from President Donald Trump; the United States is not interested in buying Greenland. It’s not a “real estate deal.” It’s an absurd...
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...
Missile defense and the danger of ignoring diplomacy

Missile defense and the danger of ignoring diplomacy

At a remote site in Interior Alaska, 40 rockets in underground silos stand ready for launch, each topped with small spacecraft that could be...
How Trump made me a whistleblower after I warned of danger to Alaskans

How Trump made me a whistleblower after I warned of danger...

I am not a member of the deep state. I am not big government. I am a scientist, a policy expert, a civil servant and...
Trump should reverse Obama’s ban on Arctic offshore energy development

Trump should reverse Obama’s ban on Arctic offshore energy development

The last-minute decision by President Obama to indefinitely ban any future offshore energy activity in the U.S. Arctic should be reversed by President Trump,...