The Week Ahead: Tomorrow’s forecasts today

The Week Ahead: Tomorrow’s forecasts today

Explaining why the climate is increasingly out of whack and what it means for the planet in the long-term is the province of climate...
A lonely Arab at the Arctic Circle Assembly

A lonely Arab at the Arctic Circle Assembly

In attending the fifth annual Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland, I was struck at how far-reaching this one conference has become. Addressing issues...
How ‘farms in a box’ have begun to transform the way Arctic residents get vegetables

How ‘farms in a box’ have begun to transform the way...

When customers in Unalaska go to Alaska Ship Supply to stock up on groceries these days, they are confronted with choices that seemed impossible...
How drones can support remote Arctic communities

How drones can support remote Arctic communities

We are entering a new era of possibility in the Arctic.Changing climate conditions are unlocking possibilities for economic development such as new shipping routes...
How Angry Birds and prospects of Chinese funding power visions of the shortest-ever route from China to Europe

How Angry Birds and prospects of Chinese funding power visions of...

I have just come back from Oulu, a major city in northern Finland, where temperatures dropped to minus 26 degrees Celsius (minus 15 Fahrenheit)....
The Week Ahead: Onward and upward

The Week Ahead: Onward and upward

In January, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a UN outfit responsible for assessing the science of climate change, issued a statement warning that...
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...
What is beyond the ice? A glimpse into fascinating Arctic marine wildlife

What is beyond the ice? A glimpse into fascinating Arctic marine...

If we want to protect nature, we have to know it first.Little known to most people, the Arctic Ocean and its seas are teeming...
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...
The Week Ahead: Brushing up on their MOSPA

The Week Ahead: Brushing up on their MOSPA

Oil spills are nothing to look forward to. Precisely for that reason Finland is looking to generate as much attention as it can to...