The US aid package to Greenland marks a new chapter in a long, complex relationship

The US aid package to Greenland marks a new chapter in...

There are multiple ways to seek to understand what a new aid package from the U.S. to Greenland announced last week means. But one...
From crisis to resilience in the Arctic

From crisis to resilience in the Arctic

When Rick Thoman and Brian Brettschneider get alarmed, I freak out. Rick and Brian are climate experts in Alaska, and they know of what...
Why we need to create an Arctic aerosol-monitoring network — quickly

Why we need to create an Arctic aerosol-monitoring network — quickly

As a third-year graduate student working on climate modeling, I’ve come to realize that our ability to make predictions about the future is only...
Can we harness the Arctic’s methane for energy?

Can we harness the Arctic’s methane for energy?

When I first saw Lake Kivu in Rwanda, I was struck not just by its dazzling beauty but also by how little activity there...
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...
Why an Arctic arms race would be a mistake

Why an Arctic arms race would be a mistake

Most of America’s historic foreign policy blunders were driven by threat inflation. From fake attacks on ships in Havana Harbor or the Gulf of...
Alaska’s governor ignores lawmakers and the public in his push to dismantle the state’s university system

Alaska’s governor ignores lawmakers and the public in his push to...

In the five months since Gov. Mike Dunleavy introduced a plan to wipe out more than 40 percent of state funding for the University...
How better data could dramatically improve Arctic shipping insurance

How better data could dramatically improve Arctic shipping insurance

Having functioning Arctic shipping insurance is a fundamental step toward safety and development in the Arctic. However, substantial uncertainty around polar maritime risk and...
President-elect Biden should take two key steps to strengthen international cooperation in the Arctic

President-elect Biden should take two key steps to strengthen international cooperation...

Editor's note: This op-ed is the first of a series offering Arctic policy recommendations to the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden. Follow our...
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...