Arctic states and IMO member nations must back push to get heavy fuel oil out of Arctic shipping

Arctic states and IMO member nations must back push to get...

Last month, U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, following lengthy consultations by the United States and Canadian governments with the...
Trump should reverse Obama’s ban on Arctic offshore energy development

Trump should reverse Obama’s ban on Arctic offshore energy development

The last-minute decision by President Obama to indefinitely ban any future offshore energy activity in the U.S. Arctic should be reversed by President Trump,...
What Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing might be able to tell us about the future of the Arctic in the Trump era

What Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing might be able to tell us...

At Wednesday's Senate confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, expected topics like Russia, nuclear weapons, and Mexico came...
After a year marked by collaboration in the Arctic, change is ahead

After a year marked by collaboration in the Arctic, change is...

Before the peaceful transition within the U.S. government is completed, we would like to reflect on the current state of Arctic policy, recognize the...
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...
Bering Sea protection is a boon to Alaskans

Bering Sea protection is a boon to Alaskans

In response to requests from more than 40 tribes in the region, on Dec. 9 President Obama issued an executive order creating the Northern...
Obama’s Arctic decision trashes years of work

Obama’s Arctic decision trashes years of work

President Obama’s Dec. 20 executive order locking up offshore development in the Arctic was Alaska’s “Nightmare before Christmas.” Much of the policy and planning...
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...
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...
US-Russia reset and the first Arctic head-of-state summit

US-Russia reset and the first Arctic head-of-state summit

Interactions between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump already reflect a significant change in Russian-U.S. relations. This may be in the...