Alaska needs to join movement to honor non-binding terms of Paris pact

Alaska needs to join movement to honor non-binding terms of Paris...

Since Alaska has been heating up twice as fast as the Lower 48 and has visible signs of permafrost melting and rapidly shrinking glaciers,...
US chairmanship may be over, but Alaskans will continue to keep the US active in the Arctic

US chairmanship may be over, but Alaskans will continue to keep...

The Institute of the North appreciates the work done by the Arctic Council during the U.S. Chairmanship and recognizes the high level of engagement...
Greenland abuse revelations represent a boundless failure

Greenland abuse revelations represent a boundless failure

In the shadow of ambitious High North initiatives, we have forgotten the most important actors. Our children. Both on Greenland and in Northern Norway...
Alaskans need to take initiative on Arctic refuge

Alaskans need to take initiative on Arctic refuge

New Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was in Alaska last week and appeared to make a good impression on Alaskans he met and who listened...
It’s time for Alaska to reckon with the end of fossil-fuel era

It’s time for Alaska to reckon with the end of fossil-fuel...

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s visit to Alaska and the filing of an undisclosed-applicant permit application to drill “in a giant area in the Susitna Basin...
Drilling in the Alaska’s Arctic refuge to close the federal deficit? Let’s be real

Drilling in the Alaska’s Arctic refuge to close the federal deficit?...

The White House’s budget was be delivered to Congress earlier this week. Called “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” the 62-page document proposes opening the...
Petroleum reserve plan is working; why fix what isn’t broken?

Petroleum reserve plan is working; why fix what isn’t broken?

Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources commissioner recently characterized the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska’s Integrated Activity Plan as lacking balance.In fact, the plan in its current form has...
Sea Shepherd and others attacking Native whaling are allies of conquest

Sea Shepherd and others attacking Native whaling are allies of conquest

The conquest of America continues — the theft of the continent from indigenous people — with ignorant online attacks against a teenage harpooner who...
Why the Arctic should — and probably will — stay on Trump’s foreign policy agenda

Why the Arctic should — and probably will — stay on...

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s attendance at the Arctic Council ministerial meeting in Fairbanks this week, as the United States hands over the council’s...
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...