It’s time for an Arctic Council ministerial summit that puts the meat in the meeting

It’s time for an Arctic Council ministerial summit that puts the...

This week, foreign ministers from Arctic states will gather in Fairbanks, Alaska, to collectively chart a course for the Arctic Council for the next...
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...
Indigenous consultation is a two-way street

Indigenous consultation is a two-way street

“We take Indigenous consultation very seriously,” the woman shared. Alone at my table, I looked over to her group of five who were getting...
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...
Why we need cleanup fund to tackle plastic pollution in the Arctic

Why we need cleanup fund to tackle plastic pollution in the...

Oceans all over the world are choking with plastic. Produced, used and dumped at an alarming speed, it is now filling up our oceans,...
How drones can support remote Arctic communities

How drones can support remote Arctic communities

We are entering a new era of possibility in the Arctic.Changing climate conditions are unlocking possibilities for economic development such as new shipping routes...
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...
How fake news and starving bears could keep more complex stories of the Arctic from being told

How fake news and starving bears could keep more complex stories...

In Tromsø, the main Arctic city in Norway, mayor Kristin Røymo welcomed us with a warning. She talked of what she called “Google images...
The Arctic Council deserves a Nobel Peace Prize

The Arctic Council deserves a Nobel Peace Prize

A lot of instability has been inserted into the international system in the past few months, along with questioning about the Western world’s commitment...
How border wall hysteria continues to threaten to US icebreaker funds

How border wall hysteria continues to threaten to US icebreaker funds

It makes no sense to cut money for building a polar class icebreaker so that Congress can fund a U.S. border wall with Mexico.But...