A sped-up timeline could make drilling in Alaska’s Arctic refuge a reality — or prove to be its Achilles’ heel

A sped-up timeline could make drilling in Alaska’s Arctic refuge a...

Speed is of the essence when it comes to getting oil and gas exploration approved for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, according to the...
The Week Ahead: Pipe dreams

The Week Ahead: Pipe dreams

The Alaska LNG Project shows the potential benefits of a healthy trade relationship between United States and China.Chinese investors are among the largest potential...
For northern museums, exhibits of indigenous art are increasingly community efforts

For northern museums, exhibits of indigenous art are increasingly community efforts

You don’t have to search hard to find indigenous art in the world’s museums. Often, you can even find it in the world’s art...
The Week Ahead: Tip of an iceberg

The Week Ahead: Tip of an iceberg

Mention the United States Coast Guard in an Arctic context, and it is the service’s gradually shrinking ice-breaking capacity that attracts most attention. That...
How the US could quickly find itself without a working heavy icebreaker

How the US could quickly find itself without a working heavy...

Two things happened in Washington D.C. this week that suggest the U.S. Coast Guard could soon find itself with no heavy icebreaker.First, a House...
PHOTOS: Inuit Circumpolar Council holds its assembly in Utqiagvik, Alaska

PHOTOS: Inuit Circumpolar Council holds its assembly in Utqiagvik, Alaska

The Inuit Circumpolar Council, which represents Inuit in Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Russia met for its 2018 General Assembly in Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow) last week.Delegates elected...
The Week Ahead: Emerging dragon

The Week Ahead: Emerging dragon

On Friday, China’s polar icebreaker, the Xuelong, departed Shanghai for its ninth expedition to the Arctic.For the next two months, the 100 or so...
Stabilizing the Arctic’s climate will require extreme action

Stabilizing the Arctic’s climate will require extreme action

John Walsh, one of the leading experts on climate change in the Arctic, has devoted much of his career to trying to unravel the...
As Iceland celebrates its centennial, it offers lessons in independence for Greenland and the Faroe Islands

As Iceland celebrates its centennial, it offers lessons in independence for...

One hundred years ago, in 1918, the year of Iceland’s independence, the winter was so harsh and cold in the first months of the...
How Trump’s trade war hurts Alaska’s bid to build a gas line from the Arctic

How Trump’s trade war hurts Alaska’s bid to build a gas...

The shooting has started in the U.S. trade war with China and no one can say when it will stop or how bad it...