As the Arctic’s biggest annual gathering matures, its focus turns outward

As the Arctic’s biggest annual gathering matures, its focus turns outward

Peruse the program of this year’s edition of Arctic Circle, a big conference taking place this week in Reykjavík, Iceland, and it appears no...
China and the US both have strategic designs for Greenland

China and the US both have strategic designs for Greenland

Two seemingly unrelated messages, reaching us only a few days apart, recently revealed how Greenland occupies an increasingly strategic place in today’s geopolitics.One of...
What the new IPCC climate report means for the Arctic

What the new IPCC climate report means for the Arctic

If a half-degree temperature rise in world temperatures doesn’t sound alarming, the latest report from the International Panel on Climate Change should put that...
The Week Ahead: Lands of plenty

The Week Ahead: Lands of plenty

By far the biggest Arctic event this week is the annual Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavík, Iceland, which gets underway on Thursday. ArcticToday will...
Alaska’s political climate will need to change — and quickly —  as the world warms

Alaska’s political climate will need to change — and quickly —...

While the authors of the recent Alaska climate action plan say they wanted to balance “aspirational goals and feasible implementation,” there is far more...
Alaska moves to include Native languages in public signs

Alaska moves to include Native languages in public signs

Expect to start seeing Native languages on public information signs around the Alaska.Under an administrative order issued by Gov. Bill Walker last month, state...
The Week Ahead: The first frontier

The Week Ahead: The first frontier

Indigenous Peoples’ Day has, in one form or other, been held in an official manner in the United States since 1989, when South Dakota...
Novatek’s Yamal LNG will face logistical challenges during the coming winter months

Novatek’s Yamal LNG will face logistical challenges during the coming winter...

Russian natural gas major Novatek is bound to face logistical challenges at its Yamal LNG operation despite ongoing efforts to streamline shipping operations. The...
Inside Pyramiden, a Soviet ghost town in Arctic Norway

Inside Pyramiden, a Soviet ghost town in Arctic Norway

This was once upon a time the world's northernmost kindergarten and primary school. Abandoned twenty years ago, Pyramiden coal-mining town on the northern edge...
The jewel of Canadian Arctic research remains under wraps

The jewel of Canadian Arctic research remains under wraps

CAMBRIDGE BAY — When the low-lying sun strikes the Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Cambridge Bay at this time of year, it looks...