Russia’s extension of US overflight rights hurts the Arctic

Russia’s extension of US overflight rights hurts the Arctic

Every week, hundreds of flights on U.S. airlines pass through Russian airspace. Only a handful of these flights actually start or end in Russia....
How the Arctic’s limited infrastructure could make coronavirus deadlier in the region

How the Arctic’s limited infrastructure could make coronavirus deadlier in the...

As Arctic countries fight to contain the spread of novel coronavirus infections, Indigenous leaders say the pandemic highlights critical gaps in Northern infrastructure, from...
Does a traditional Inuit diet hold hidden health powers? One Greenlandic researcher is trying to find out

Does a traditional Inuit diet hold hidden health powers? One Greenlandic...

COPENHAGEN — Tiny microbes present in traditionally prepared Greenlandic foods — similar to those eaten by Inuit in Canada, Alaska and Russia — may...
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...
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...
Grappling with shared issues, northern mayors have created an international Arctic cities’ forum

Grappling with shared issues, northern mayors have created an international Arctic...

Local leaders from 13 cities around the Arctic formally inaugurated the Arctic Mayors Forum at an event in Akureyri, Iceland, on Thursday to discuss issues...
The furor over a tourism-related polar bear death misses some key facts

The furor over a tourism-related polar bear death misses some key...

A recent and very unfortunate incident in Svalbard where a polar bear was killed in self-defense after attacking a man from a cruise vessel...
A deepwater port in Alaska’s Arctic is essential for U.S. national security

A deepwater port in Alaska’s Arctic is essential for U.S. national...

While cooperation has been a hallmark of Arctic relations between the United States and Russia, it is important to consider national security due to...
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...
China’s Arctic plans represent a new way of looking at world

China’s Arctic plans represent a new way of looking at world

In 2014, China released a new map, interpreted the world over as an attempt to redefine geopolitics and claim more of the South China...