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...
The Week Ahead: Terribly binge-worthy

The Week Ahead: Terribly binge-worthy

This week, AMC, an American cable channel best known for its award-winning series "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad," airs the first episode of its well-received...
How a shipping safety violation is escalating an internal conflict over Russia’s Northern Sea Route

How a shipping safety violation is escalating an internal conflict over...

A serious violation of Arctic shipping safety rules by Yamal LNG carrier Boris Vilkitsky last month has escalated a growing conflict about the regulation of and...
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...
Complex questions about Greenland’s independence are at the center of upcoming elections

Complex questions about Greenland’s independence are at the center of upcoming...

ILULISSAT — Greenland is gearing up for elections on April 24 and there is every reason to believe that the rest of the world may...
The real question on China’s new Arctic policy will be how the Arctic responds

The real question on China’s new Arctic policy will be how...

So, finally, it is official. China is a “Near-Arctic State,” according to itself. One with great plans, ambitions and the wealth to back them...
Could an Arctic agreement revolutionize global trade?

Could an Arctic agreement revolutionize global trade?

The World Economic Forum recently calculated a 1 trillion dollar untapped investment potential in one of the planet’s most environmentally vulnerable and critical regions...
Melting Arctic sends a message: Climate change is here in a big way

Melting Arctic sends a message: Climate change is here in a...

Scientists have known for a long time that as climate change started to heat up the Earth, its effects would be most pronounced in...
‘Make no mistake about it, Franklin lives’

‘Make no mistake about it, Franklin lives’

Arctic explorers by the dozen have been forgotten, but John Franklin’s name endures because of the way he and his men died trying to...
Trump is failing the US — and the Arctic — by ignoring climate change

Trump is failing the US — and the Arctic — by...

In his January interview with a fawning Piers Morgan, American Pres. Donald Trump again praised himself as a “stable genius” and demonstrated that he...