NORAD’s eyes in the sky keep watch for Santa

NORAD’s eyes in the sky keep watch for Santa

Don’t worry kids. The big man in red will make it to your house on time this Christmas Eve.NORAD, short for “North American Aerospace...
The future of Alaska’s Arctic gas line is as uncertain as ever

The future of Alaska’s Arctic gas line is as uncertain as...

The gas pipeline promotion business in Alaska has been a cyclical enterprise for more than 40 years.Since even before the completion of the trans-Alaska...
Why Asia and Europe are positioned to define the future of the Arctic

Why Asia and Europe are positioned to define the future of...

When China released its Arctic policy white paper in January, the move prompted a slew of think pieces in Western media about the role...
Why the new Arctic ‘Cold War’ is a dangerous myth

Why the new Arctic ‘Cold War’ is a dangerous myth

All too often the Arctic region is portrayed as an area on the cusp of military crisis. This is an easy narrative to sell;...
Is there a way to stop burning money in the Russian Arctic?

Is there a way to stop burning money in the Russian...

Viewed from outer space, Western Siberia — illuminated by hundreds of flaming oil well flares — is brighter than Novosibirsk, the biggest city in...
How border wall hysteria continues to threaten to US icebreaker funds

How border wall hysteria continues to threaten to US icebreaker funds

It makes no sense to cut money for building a polar class icebreaker so that Congress can fund a U.S. border wall with Mexico.But...
From threatened to thriving: Using technology to preserve Arctic Indigenous languages

From threatened to thriving: Using technology to preserve Arctic Indigenous languages

Most Gwich’in children living in the Northwest Territories in Canada and Northern Alaska will never learn to speak their native language. Of the 6,000...
A film festival in Murmansk shows why dialogue with Russia is so necessary — and so tough

A film festival in Murmansk shows why dialogue with Russia is...

We drive from Kirkenes at the very top of Norway to the Russian border and across the tundra for four hours to Murmansk, the...
Canada’s biggest Arctic science gathering draws more than 1,000 participants to Ottawa

Canada’s biggest Arctic science gathering draws more than 1,000 participants to...

If you think science is boring or doesn’t have much to do with your life, you may be surprised by what researchers are talking...
The Week Ahead: Failing fast, failing again

The Week Ahead: Failing fast, failing again

Presented each year since 2006, the Arctic Report Card offers a thorough status report of the region’s environment, providing detailed information about things like...