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...
What the Arctic reveals about coronavirus

What the Arctic reveals about coronavirus

A little over a century ago, the “Spanish” flu spread around the world with an astounding speed as millions returned home from the battlegrounds...
How Norway and Alaska took different paths when it came to investing windfalls from oil development

How Norway and Alaska took different paths when it came to...

In the past half century, Norway and Alaska each developed an extensive oil and gas industry — and each took steps to preserve part...
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...
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...
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....
Why Greenlanders are taking Trump’s interest very seriously

Why Greenlanders are taking Trump’s interest very seriously

Annex Greenland? We can ask the question, when Russia can annex Crimea, why would the United States hesitate with Greenland? I think that a U.S....
How an Alaska professor’s pop-up book aims to spread awareness of marine plastic pollution

How an Alaska professor’s pop-up book aims to spread awareness of...

An Alaska art professor’s concern about the marine environment has combined with her passion for pop-up books to produce a colorful three-dimensional tool to...
Where’s the sea ice? 3 reasons the Arctic freeze is unseasonably late and why it matters

Where’s the sea ice? 3 reasons the Arctic freeze is unseasonably...

With the setting of the sun and the onset of polar darkness, the Arctic Ocean would normally be crusted with sea ice along the...
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...