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...
Alaskans need to take initiative on Arctic refuge

Alaskans need to take initiative on Arctic refuge

New Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was in Alaska last week and appeared to make a good impression on Alaskans he met and who listened...
Frozen superhighway: How Arctic indigenous organizations can embrace the internet

Frozen superhighway: How Arctic indigenous organizations can embrace the internet

The 4,000 residents of Utqiagvik, the northernmost city in the United States, was recently plugged into some of the fastest internet in the world...
Make no mistake: Trump’s trade turmoil with China can hurt Alaska’s Arctic gas line

Make no mistake: Trump’s trade turmoil with China can hurt Alaska’s...

FAIRBANKS — It’s time for Alaska Gov. Bill Walker to admit the obvious — the Trump trade war with China threatens the proposed $43...
Current NPR-A plan makes sense for both wilderness and oil development

Current NPR-A plan makes sense for both wilderness and oil development

In the glow of the midnight sun, we’re paddling down the wild Utukok River in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. Here, the wilderness swallows you,...
What is beyond the ice? A glimpse into fascinating Arctic marine wildlife

What is beyond the ice? A glimpse into fascinating Arctic marine...

If we want to protect nature, we have to know it first.Little known to most people, the Arctic Ocean and its seas are teeming...
Why we need to get the world’s dirtiest fuel out of Arctic waters

Why we need to get the world’s dirtiest fuel out of...

The Arctic’s maritime history is littered with tales of ships crushed or trapped by ice, or of vessels disappeared without trace.Today, the Arctic marine...
How a market-based fund could help prevent the tragedy of the commons in the Arctic’s international waters

How a market-based fund could help prevent the tragedy of the...

According to the United Nations' Convention on the Law of the Sea, the natural resources in the high seas are free for any nation’s...
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...
The Russians are not coming, at least not to Alaska

The Russians are not coming, at least not to Alaska

Russian Arctic policy is often characterized as “threatening” to its neighbors and the regional status quo.  This tone can be seen in commentary such...