Sea Shepherd and others attacking Native whaling are allies of conquest

Sea Shepherd and others attacking Native whaling are allies of conquest

The conquest of America continues — the theft of the continent from indigenous people — with ignorant online attacks against a teenage harpooner who...
Is there a way to stop burning money in the Russian Arctic?

Is there a way to stop burning money in the Russian...

Viewed from outer space, Western Siberia — illuminated by hundreds of flaming oil well flares — is brighter than Novosibirsk, the biggest city in...
Innovation for a new Arctic

Innovation for a new Arctic

Rapid environmental and social changes in the Arctic region have enormous local and global impacts, from endangering indigenous communities to increasing global sea level....
Trump is failing the US — and the Arctic — by ignoring climate change

Trump is failing the US — and the Arctic — by...

In his January interview with a fawning Piers Morgan, American Pres. Donald Trump again praised himself as a “stable genius” and demonstrated that he...
From crisis to resilience in the Arctic

From crisis to resilience in the Arctic

When Rick Thoman and Brian Brettschneider get alarmed, I freak out. Rick and Brian are climate experts in Alaska, and they know of what...
Petroleum reserve plan is working; why fix what isn’t broken?

Petroleum reserve plan is working; why fix what isn’t broken?

Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources commissioner recently characterized the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska’s Integrated Activity Plan as lacking balance.In fact, the plan in its current form has...
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...
Greenland abuse revelations represent a boundless failure

Greenland abuse revelations represent a boundless failure

In the shadow of ambitious High North initiatives, we have forgotten the most important actors. Our children. Both on Greenland and in Northern Norway...
Cooperation with Russia in the Arctic remains essential

Cooperation with Russia in the Arctic remains essential

I recently returned from a conference in Arkhangelsk, Russia named Arctic: Territory of Dialogue. The forum, to discuss a wide range of issues affecting...
Alaska needs to join movement to honor non-binding terms of Paris pact

Alaska needs to join movement to honor non-binding terms of Paris...

Since Alaska has been heating up twice as fast as the Lower 48 and has visible signs of permafrost melting and rapidly shrinking glaciers,...