Make no mistake: Trump’s trade turmoil with China can hurt Alaska’s Arctic gas line

Make no mistake: Trump’s trade turmoil with China can hurt Alaska’s...

FAIRBANKS — It’s time for Alaska Gov. Bill Walker to admit the obvious — the Trump trade war with China threatens the proposed $43...
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...
How a regional clean development mechanism for the Arctic could more effectively combat climate change

How a regional clean development mechanism for the Arctic could more...

Reykjavik is a global leader on climate change. It’s working to be carbon neutral by 2040. To most people, this is a success story....
Why Greenland needs to plan for future climate-driven immigration now

Why Greenland needs to plan for future climate-driven immigration now

As the climate changes, patterns of human migration will change with it. As discussed in the recent book "Migration in The Arctic: The Past,...
The Arctic needs better cross-sector crisis-related collaboration

The Arctic needs better cross-sector crisis-related collaboration

The coronavirus pandemic has shown that the Arctic Council must hasten its efforts to coordinate different elements of emergency preparedness responses to crises affecting...
Why Arctic nations should invest in a network of green ports

Why Arctic nations should invest in a network of green ports

Due to melting sea ice, Arctic waters are opening for more business, including in the cargo shipping, tourism, and fishing sectors. But that’s a...
Cooperation with Russia in the Arctic remains essential

Cooperation with Russia in the Arctic remains essential

I recently returned from a conference in Arkhangelsk, Russia named Arctic: Territory of Dialogue. The forum, to discuss a wide range of issues affecting...
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...
Could resurrecting mammoths help stop Arctic emissions?

Could resurrecting mammoths help stop Arctic emissions?

If you managed to time travel back to Ice-Age Europe, you might be forgiven for thinking you had instead crash landed in some desolate...
Ignoring climate change won’t diminish the threat it poses to Alaska

Ignoring climate change won’t diminish the threat it poses to Alaska

Sea ice coverage in the Northern Hemisphere is usually the most widespread in March — but this year that’s not the case in the...