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...
There’s still work to be done to connect Alaskans to the rest of the Arctic

There’s still work to be done to connect Alaskans to the...

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker launched the Alaska Arctic Council Host Committee last year to provide hospitality and education during the U.S. chairmanship of the...
US-Russia reset and the first Arctic head-of-state summit

US-Russia reset and the first Arctic head-of-state summit

Interactions between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump already reflect a significant change in Russian-U.S. relations. This may be in the...
Scientists respond to claim, from Trump climate policy adviser, that Arctic changes are cyclical

Scientists respond to claim, from Trump climate policy adviser, that Arctic...

President-elect Donald Trump has often claimed climate change is a hoax.The man he selected to lead the transition for the Environmental Protection Agency and...
Alaska pipeline can operate without offshore Arctic oil

Alaska pipeline can operate without offshore Arctic oil

As the Obama administration prepares to finalize its five-year program for offshore oil and gas leasing for 2017-2022, some proponents of offshore drilling in...
Stopping oil exploration would help protect the climate. And it will happen soon anyway.

Stopping oil exploration would help protect the climate. And it will...

The environmental group Cook Inletkeeper filed objections to an oil lease sale in Cook Inlet this past week because new finds could contribute to the...
Why we need to get the world’s dirtiest fuel out of Arctic waters

Why we need to get the world’s dirtiest fuel out of...

The Arctic’s maritime history is littered with tales of ships crushed or trapped by ice, or of vessels disappeared without trace.Today, the Arctic marine...
The Danish government is violating agreements on indigenous peoples’ rights by not dealing with American pollution in Greenland

The Danish government is violating agreements on indigenous peoples’ rights by...

Along the coasts and under the ice sheet of Greenland, extensive pollution has been left behind by the Americans over the 75 years where...
Commentary: Indigenous peoples are safeguarding Arctic cooperation

Commentary: Indigenous peoples are safeguarding Arctic cooperation

At the recently concluded Arctic Circle Assembly held in Reykjavik, representatives from Arctic states underlined time and again the achievement of continuing cooperation under...