The First Frontier: Creating a climate displacement fund for displaced Alaska communities

The First Frontier: Creating a climate displacement fund for displaced Alaska...

Alaska needs a climate displacement fund, or it risks the lives of its indigenous communities. The world’s first climate change refugees may not only be...
In 1945, the North Pole was a powerful global symbol. It’s even more potent today.

In 1945, the North Pole was a powerful global symbol. It’s...

NEW YORK — The Uber driver slid onto Columbus Avenue, where not a single moving car blocked our path on a street that normally...
A red alert for the future Arctic

A red alert for the future Arctic

Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod was right when he issued a “red alert” in November and called for an urgent national debate on the...
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...
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,...
The current Alaska petroleum reserve plan is solid. Don’t fall for a land-rush mentality

The current Alaska petroleum reserve plan is solid. Don’t fall for...

During Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s Alaska visit this past May, he issued a rather hastily ginned-up secretarial order at an oil industry...
Murkowski earns respect; ANWR needs protection

Murkowski earns respect; ANWR needs protection

Sen, Lisa Murkowski and I are on different sides when it comes to the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but that...
How Trump made me a whistleblower after I warned of danger to Alaskans

How Trump made me a whistleblower after I warned of danger...

I am not a member of the deep state. I am not big government. I am a scientist, a policy expert, a civil servant and...
Alaska pipeline doesn’t need Arctic refuge oil

Alaska pipeline doesn’t need Arctic refuge oil

Oil-industry allies are plotting to trick today’s Republican-controlled Congress into approving drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by falsely claiming that if we...
Alaska’s dark mirror in the Russian Far East shows our luck, their tragedy

Alaska’s dark mirror in the Russian Far East shows our luck,...

The part of Russia that looks on a map like a mirror image of Alaska has lived in an opposite universe. While Anchorage grew in...