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 fake news and starving bears could keep more complex stories of the Arctic from being told

How fake news and starving bears could keep more complex stories...

In Tromsø, the main Arctic city in Norway, mayor Kristin Røymo welcomed us with a warning. She talked of what she called “Google images...
In 1945, the North Pole was a powerful global symbol. It’s even more potent today.

In 1945, the North Pole was a powerful global symbol. It’s...

NEW YORK — The Uber driver slid onto Columbus Avenue, where not a single moving car blocked our path on a street that normally...
Why people matter when we talk about Arctic climate change

Why people matter when we talk about Arctic climate change

It is very difficult to have a conversation with an ice floe.You may select a floe with an intriguing personal history; perhaps a past...
Why the lingering dispute between Denmark and Canada over a high Arctic island is so important

Why the lingering dispute between Denmark and Canada over a high...

Last Saturday, I was on Hans Island.Not many people ever get to this island, which is a real pity. This tiny, nondescript, icy and...
Ilulissat Two: Why Greenland and Denmark are inviting Arctic governments back this May

Ilulissat Two: Why Greenland and Denmark are inviting Arctic governments back...

Greenland and Denmark, in something of a surprise move have invited U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and all...
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 controversy over Greenland airports shows China isn’t fully welcome in the Arctic — yet

The controversy over Greenland airports shows China isn’t fully welcome in...

Earlier this week, it was announced that in exchange for 700 million Danish kroner ($109 million), Greenland would allow Denmark a 33 percent stake...
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...
How doom and gloom climate coverage fails the Arctic

How doom and gloom climate coverage fails the Arctic

Elizabeth Arnold, a former National Public Radio political reporter, spent the early months of 2018 researching the way the story of climate change in...