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...
It’s time for Alaska to reckon with the end of fossil-fuel era

It’s time for Alaska to reckon with the end of fossil-fuel...

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s visit to Alaska and the filing of an undisclosed-applicant permit application to drill “in a giant area in the Susitna Basin...
The Polar Code heralds a new era of safer navigation in Arctic waters

The Polar Code heralds a new era of safer navigation in...

An historic milestone was reached on New Year’s Day 2017 when the International Maritime Organization’s Polar Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters came...
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...
The loss of Arctic sea ice — and the effect that has at lower latitudes — could galvanize the world to climate action

The loss of Arctic sea ice — and the effect that...

The alarming reports of declining sea ice in the Arctic and the growing predictions of ice-free Arctic summers may yet serve as a wake-up...
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,...
Muscles are flexed in the Arctic — but they are not Norwegian

Muscles are flexed in the Arctic — but they are not...

"The Arctic holds the highest suicide rate in the world," Tero Vauraste said. "We have to do something about that."Most attendees were prepared for...
Alaska’s Arctic gasline could fall victim to a Trump trade war with China

Alaska’s Arctic gasline could fall victim to a Trump trade war...

If President Donald Trump follows through on his threat to ramp up a trade war with China, a deal to build a natural gas...
The Arctic Dialogue is put to the test

The Arctic Dialogue is put to the test

In less than six weeks, four of the Arctic states have rolled out or will roll out their High North strategies. There are great...
Elders thank Obama for Bering Sea designation

Elders thank Obama for Bering Sea designation

Imarpig. In my Yup’ik language, this means the big water, the ocean. This is the Bering Sea. It is where our stories come from...