How online learning is an opportunity for the Arctic

How online learning is an opportunity for the Arctic

As the coronavirus pandemic has spread, schools and teachers across the globe have been forced to move learning online. This transition — and the...
How a US pivot to the north changes the European Arctic

How a US pivot to the north changes the European Arctic

It was a tiny piece of news, almost no news at all. Denmark’s national news agency put out only the slightest of items — I...
How coronavirus cancellations could change the way Arctic dialogue is conducted

How coronavirus cancellations could change the way Arctic dialogue is conducted

The Arctic Circle Assembly, the largest international gathering on the Arctic held in Reykjavik every fall, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The...
Two key steps Greenland should take to make sure mining benefits all its citizens

Two key steps Greenland should take to make sure mining benefits...

Greenland has vast mineral resources, including nickel, gold, and uranium, but at present the country only has two producing mines. Although Greenland has had...
The Arctic needs better cross-sector crisis-related collaboration

The Arctic needs better cross-sector crisis-related collaboration

The coronavirus pandemic has shown that the Arctic Council must hasten its efforts to coordinate different elements of emergency preparedness responses to crises affecting...
Reimagining the future of habitation in Greenland

Reimagining the future of habitation in Greenland

Despite the fact that urbanization in Greenland was once a tool of Danish colonialism, it is actively employed today by the Greenlandic government to...
Why a warming Arctic needs an investment review mechanism

Why a warming Arctic needs an investment review mechanism

Increased investment into the Arctic over the coming decades is inevitable. To respond to this, the Arctic’s present international governance structures can be improved...
Searching for Misha: the life and tragedies of the world’s most famous polar bear

Searching for Misha: the life and tragedies of the world’s most...

On the morning of August 31 2017, I didn’t meet a remarkable polar bear. It was my third week of fieldwork based out of Longyearbyen,...
Sweden moves to update Sámi reindeer laws in the wake of a landmark land-rights decision

Sweden moves to update Sámi reindeer laws in the wake of...

Sweden’s government says it will begin looking at ways to revise that country’s 1971 law regulating reindeer husbandry after a supreme court decision this...
Why Arctic nations should invest in a network of green ports

Why Arctic nations should invest in a network of green ports

Due to melting sea ice, Arctic waters are opening for more business, including in the cargo shipping, tourism, and fishing sectors. But that’s a...