Arctic tourism is an opportunity for Indigenous-led economic development

Arctic tourism is an opportunity for Indigenous-led economic development

Leon, Nicaragua is a city known for volcano boarding. Tourists can pay to hike and then board down the youngest volcano in all of...
Why the US needs polar security cutters for the 21st century

Why the US needs polar security cutters for the 21st century

U.S. polar icebreakers are again in the news with a decision earlier this month to withdraw funding for new polar ships from the federal...
Why Arctic business development needs science — and vice versa

Why Arctic business development needs science — and vice versa

As access to Arctic regions increases so does business activity, as industries explore potential opportunities in resource extraction, technology, services, and infrastructure. Scientific studies...
Why Arctic ministers must go further than the IMO’s weak heavy fuel oil ban

Why Arctic ministers must go further than the IMO’s weak heavy...

In November 2020, a decade after the Arctic Council first concluded that oil spills are the greatest risk posed by shipping, the International Maritime...
Some Alaska villages don’t need to ‘imagine a day without water’

Some Alaska villages don’t need to ‘imagine a day without water’

Every year, the national “Imagine a Day without Water” campaign raises awareness and educates Americans about the value of water in everyday life. In October...
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...
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...
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...
Why we need a ‘Polar Code’ for Arctic community resettlement

Why we need a ‘Polar Code’ for Arctic community resettlement

The eight countries of the Arctic are experiencing the effects of climate change most acutely — a climate that is changing so quickly that...
Alaska’s political climate will need to change — and quickly —  as the world warms

Alaska’s political climate will need to change — and quickly —...

While the authors of the recent Alaska climate action plan say they wanted to balance “aspirational goals and feasible implementation,” there is far more...