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...
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...
We need to fill the gaps in Arctic research before a crisis strikes

We need to fill the gaps in Arctic research before a...

In the event of a major shipping or oil spill disaster, Arctic nations will face unprecedented environmental and humanitarian challenges.A cruise ship fire in...
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 lonely Arab at the Arctic Circle Assembly

A lonely Arab at the Arctic Circle Assembly

In attending the fifth annual Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland, I was struck at how far-reaching this one conference has become. Addressing issues...
A US-led naval Arctic security program is excluding Russia. That’s a big mistake.

A US-led naval Arctic security program is excluding Russia. That’s a...

Scholars and sailors from six Arctic nations gathered at the U.S. Naval War College in April to begin a 13-month research program on Arctic...
Disengagement in the Arctic: Putting America last

Disengagement in the Arctic: Putting America last

When it comes to the Arctic, the Trump administration’s “America First” strategy risks putting America last. As the Arctic Ocean becomes increasingly navigable, it...
There’s still work to be done to connect Alaskans to the rest of the Arctic

There’s still work to be done to connect Alaskans to the...

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker launched the Alaska Arctic Council Host Committee last year to provide hospitality and education during the U.S. chairmanship of the...
Fixing the world’s Arctic apathy gap

Fixing the world’s Arctic apathy gap

We are losing the Arctic, and nobody cares.Two years ago at a Russian Arctic forum,  Finland President Sauli Niinistö reiterated what has become a...
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,...