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...
Alaska’s political climate will need to change — and quickly —  as the world warms

Alaska’s political climate will need to change — and quickly —...

While the authors of the recent Alaska climate action plan say they wanted to balance “aspirational goals and feasible implementation,” there is far more...
As other leagues rethink racist team names, it’s time to rename Edmonton’s CFL team

As other leagues rethink racist team names, it’s time to rename...

Content warning: This opinion piece names an offensive term applied to some Indigenous Arctic peoples in the course of arguing for its removal. In the...
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,...
Why climate policy makers should listen more carefully to the Arctic’s Indigenous peoples

Why climate policy makers should listen more carefully to the Arctic’s...

While the global spotlight has placed climate change on many regional and national agendas, it’s easy to overlook smaller scale efforts to adapt and...
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...
Alaska pipeline doesn’t need Arctic refuge oil

Alaska pipeline doesn’t need Arctic refuge oil

Oil-industry allies are plotting to trick today’s Republican-controlled Congress into approving drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by falsely claiming that if we...
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...
The US writes, but does not implement, Arctic strategies

The US writes, but does not implement, Arctic strategies

The U.S. government wrote a great deal about Arctic strategy in 2019, but it would be nice to see concrete commitments to go along...
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...