Opinion

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,...
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...
Drilling in the Alaska’s Arctic refuge to close the federal deficit? Let’s be real

Drilling in the Alaska’s Arctic refuge to close the federal deficit?...

The White House’s budget was be delivered to Congress earlier this week. Called “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” the 62-page document proposes opening the...
Cooperation in the Arctic offers a model for US-Russia cooperation elsewhere

Cooperation in the Arctic offers a model for US-Russia cooperation elsewhere

When Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin meet in Geneva next week, underlying their discussion will be the question of how the two rival...
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...
Word of new Arctic oil is encouraging but Alaska shouldn’t bank on it

Word of new Arctic oil is encouraging but Alaska shouldn’t bank...

The announcement of new oil discovered on the North Slope in recent weeks – in fact, several in the past few months – is...
How you can help shape the next cycle of federal Arctic research funding

How you can help shape the next cycle of federal Arctic...

The U.S. Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee recently released a draft Arctic Research Plan for public comment. This plan identifies priorities for the next...
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...
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,...
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...
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