Ready or not, Greenland is poised to see a rise in cruise ship tourism

Ready or not, Greenland is poised to see a rise in...

Earlier this month I attended a wedding in the main church in Ilulissat on Greenland’s west coast, the Zionskirke.I was not invited, I just...
Expansion of Tromsø’s Fram Centre makes room for more Arctic research cooperation

Expansion of Tromsø’s Fram Centre makes room for more Arctic research...

Phase II of Tromsø's Fram Centre — the High North Research Centre for Climate and Environment — was officially opened this week in Tromsø...
Does a traditional Inuit diet hold hidden health powers? One Greenlandic researcher is trying to find out

Does a traditional Inuit diet hold hidden health powers? One Greenlandic...

COPENHAGEN — Tiny microbes present in traditionally prepared Greenlandic foods — similar to those eaten by Inuit in Canada, Alaska and Russia — may...
The Week Ahead: Market economy

The Week Ahead: Market economy

Think Arctic food, and items like seal, reindeer and whale will come to mind first. For many, food security — or insecurity — is also...
Climate plan or no, don’t expect Alaska to stop drilling for new oil and gas

Climate plan or no, don’t expect Alaska to stop drilling for...

Alaska is a leader in contributing to climate change. It is not about to become a leader in fighting climate change.Yes, a 22-member group...
Natan Obed elected to a second term as president of Canada’s Inuit org

Natan Obed elected to a second term as president of Canada’s...

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami delegates elected Natan Obed to a second term as president at the organization’s annual general meeting in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, on...
How gene mapping could mean better health care for Arctic residents

How gene mapping could mean better health care for Arctic residents

COPENHAGEN — Personalized health care is on its way to the Arctic.This care, using “precision medicine,” will involve the use of genetic testing to...
Norway’s border with Russia profoundly shapes its Arctic security policy, says study

Norway’s border with Russia profoundly shapes its Arctic security policy, says...

A new study published by The Polar Journal identifies geography as a key factor to understanding Norway’s and Canada’s differing approaches to Arctic security....
The Week Ahead: Preventative medicine

The Week Ahead: Preventative medicine

This week, doctors and other health professionals, policy and decision makers, and representatives from indigenous groups gather in Copenhagen for the 17th triennial International...
Make no mistake: Trump’s trade turmoil with China can hurt Alaska’s Arctic gas line

Make no mistake: Trump’s trade turmoil with China can hurt Alaska’s...

FAIRBANKS — It’s time for Alaska Gov. Bill Walker to admit the obvious — the Trump trade war with China threatens the proposed $43...