How Arctic research could drive Alaska economic growth — if it survives deep state budget cuts

How Arctic research could drive Alaska economic growth — if it...

During long northern winters, Arctic ground squirrels retreat into a state of hibernation, with a body temperature that drops just below the freezing point...
University of Alaska plans consolidation in response to deep budget cuts

University of Alaska plans consolidation in response to deep budget cuts

The University of Alaska is embarking on a plan to consolidate its three accredited campuses into one to try to preserve core programs like...
Canada announces $1.8 million to help abused women, children in Nunavut

Canada announces $1.8 million to help abused women, children in Nunavut

Three Nunavut projects will receive a total of $1.8 million in federal funding to help abused children and women and to help fight sexual...
How telepresence technology can bridge the gap on mental health counselling in Nunavut

How telepresence technology can bridge the gap on mental health counselling...

Spread over an area five times the size of France, the territory of Nunavut in Canada is home to only 38,000 people. With small...
Alaska’s governor ignores lawmakers and the public in his push to dismantle the state’s university system

Alaska’s governor ignores lawmakers and the public in his push to...

In the five months since Gov. Mike Dunleavy introduced a plan to wipe out more than 40 percent of state funding for the University...
An Indigenous health research center is being planned for Nunavut

An Indigenous health research center is being planned for Nunavut

There’s a push underway to create a new center for Indigenous health research in Nunavut.It’s part of the federal government’s plan, announced by Health...
How a circumpolar video project aims to curb suicides and encourage resilience

How a circumpolar video project aims to curb suicides and encourage...

Jordan Shields, who lives in Kuujjuarapik with his newborn baby, has been sober for nearly three months.But it hasn’t been easy for the 27-year-old.“Now...
With an Alaska-to-Chukotka flight, travelers push for easier Bering Strait crossings between US, Russia

With an Alaska-to-Chukotka flight, travelers push for easier Bering Strait crossings...

After enduring several days of weather delays, a slimmed-down convoy of aviators and travel pioneers intent on strengthening Alaska-Russia ties completed a planned trip...
How a new Inuit-run non-profit could help foster sustainable development of the Northwest Passage

How a new Inuit-run non-profit could help foster sustainable development of...

There are problems on the horizon for the Canadian Arctic and, to be more specific, the Northwest Passage. This fabled, once unpassable, waterway between...
How geopolitics complicate the U.S. Navy’s plans for major Arctic operations

How geopolitics complicate the U.S. Navy’s plans for major Arctic operations

In response to new Russian rules on the Northern Sea Route, the U.S. Navy plans to undertake significant operations in the Arctic this summer,...