Why Arctic business development needs science — and vice versa

Why Arctic business development needs science — and vice versa

As access to Arctic regions increases so does business activity, as industries explore potential opportunities in resource extraction, technology, services, and infrastructure. Scientific studies...
Social impact bonds can finance a green community revolution in the Arctic

Social impact bonds can finance a green community revolution in the...

A village is destroyed. What next? The community rebuilds. What if it happens again? Rebuild again? What about a third time? And who will...
To relocate Alaska villages, we need to reexamine the costs

To relocate Alaska villages, we need to reexamine the costs

In 2018, Alaska added a new category to its State Hazard Mitigation Plan: usteq, a Yup'ik word used to describe the compounding effects of...
A renaissance in Arctic film and television

A renaissance in Arctic film and television

Armed horsemen, resembling grayish, black shadows emerge from a porcelain-white haze. The horsemen descend on a Norwegian village, engulfing it in flames, amidst a...
How a market-based fund could help prevent the tragedy of the commons in the Arctic’s international waters

How a market-based fund could help prevent the tragedy of the...

According to the United Nations' Convention on the Law of the Sea, the natural resources in the high seas are free for any nation’s...
Did anyone talk about the Arctic at COP24?

Did anyone talk about the Arctic at COP24?

I keep wondering if anyone really talked about the Arctic in Poland at COP24, the great international climate meet that recently ended? This was...
With Coast Guard commencement speech, Bolton pushes the Trump administration’s newly aggressive Arctic stance

With Coast Guard commencement speech, Bolton pushes the Trump administration’s newly...

We now see that John Bolton, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, is not going to take a back seat to Secretary of State...
How a Biden administration can strengthen U.S. Arctic Security

How a Biden administration can strengthen U.S. Arctic Security

Editor's note: This op-ed is part of a series offering Arctic policy recommendations to the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden. Follow our social...
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...
Reimagining the future of habitation in Greenland

Reimagining the future of habitation in Greenland

Despite the fact that urbanization in Greenland was once a tool of Danish colonialism, it is actively employed today by the Greenlandic government to...