Eating shoots and raising questions, Chinese pandas arrive in Copenhagen

Eating shoots and raising questions, Chinese pandas arrive in Copenhagen

Whatever you think of China’s interests in the Arctic, its recent ambitions to play a larger role in the region have been increasingly explicit....
Is the world ready for a Bering Strait rail link between Alaska and Russia?

Is the world ready for a Bering Strait rail link between...

In 1890, Colorado Gov. William Gilpin called for a new worldwide railroad system to connect the greatest cities on five continents.His book, “The Cosmopolitan...
Greenland’s economic future depends more on good governance than on its mineral resources

Greenland’s economic future depends more on good governance than on its...

Last October, Greenland formed a new government, following intense coalition negotiations. The broad coalition of liberal-conservatives, pro-independence MPs and social Democrats made its priorities...
How a warming Arctic connects to the rise of populism in the US and Europe

How a warming Arctic connects to the rise of populism in...

If you live in the Arctic or deal regularly with Arctic issues as I do, you have most likely wondered about this: Why is...
The spring session of Greenland’s legislature will be long. Mercifully, it may also be uneventful

The spring session of Greenland’s legislature will be long. Mercifully, it...

In the coming week, the spring session of Inatsisartut, Greenland’s national assembly, gets down to its first full week of business after holding its...
Canada’s federal budget pledges support for Inuit health, education, language

Canada’s federal budget pledges support for Inuit health, education, language

The federal government said Tuesday it will deliver on a pledge to help open a new, long-awaited addictions treatment facility in Nunavut.That news came...
Two steps that could make resource extraction in Alaska more sustainable

Two steps that could make resource extraction in Alaska more sustainable

Think back to 2015. The price of oil is just above $30 per barrel, down from over $100 per barrel just a few months...
The Week Ahead: Supporting the troops, but opposing the alliance

The Week Ahead: Supporting the troops, but opposing the alliance

During the Cold War, when Sweden was neutral, its frequent war games in its northern Norrbotten region were aimed at training to stall a...
Why the Arctic could soon see a ‘gold rush’ in commercial unmanned aircraft operations

Why the Arctic could soon see a ‘gold rush’ in commercial...

In three to five years, unmanned aircraft could be making routine commercial cargo flights in the Arctic, the early stages of a transportation revolution.That’s...
Alaska musher Pete Kaiser wins his first Iditarod

Alaska musher Pete Kaiser wins his first Iditarod

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race ended in a predawn close finish on the snow-covered streets of Nome on Wednesday,...