The Arctic conflict: truth, fantasy or a little bit of both?

The Arctic conflict: truth, fantasy or a little bit of both?

I have been pondering for a long time why many people consider the Arctic region an arena of some sort of a future conflict....
Scientists respond to claim, from Trump climate policy adviser, that Arctic changes are cyclical

Scientists respond to claim, from Trump climate policy adviser, that Arctic...

President-elect Donald Trump has often claimed climate change is a hoax.The man he selected to lead the transition for the Environmental Protection Agency and...
Arctic renewable energy could power Europe, boost regional economies

Arctic renewable energy could power Europe, boost regional economies

The north could become the “green battery” for Europe through an integration into the European energy market, says Hallstein Havåg of the environmental organization...
Alaska pipeline can operate without offshore Arctic oil

Alaska pipeline can operate without offshore Arctic oil

As the Obama administration prepares to finalize its five-year program for offshore oil and gas leasing for 2017-2022, some proponents of offshore drilling in...
Stopping oil exploration would help protect the climate. And it will happen soon anyway.

Stopping oil exploration would help protect the climate. And it will...

The environmental group Cook Inletkeeper filed objections to an oil lease sale in Cook Inlet this past week because new finds could contribute to the...
With second Fulbright group, US maintains Arctic research focus

With second Fulbright group, US maintains Arctic research focus

Do policymakers pay attention to science? Given the noise in Washington in recent weeks surrounding two major Arctic-research initiatives, the answer appears, increasingly, to...
The European Parliament keeps an Arctic focus

The European Parliament keeps an Arctic focus

2016 could very well go down in history as the European Union’s “Polar Year.”The EU, along with 24 countries, recently brokered an international agreement...
Independence and stability are top priorities for Greenland’s new government

Independence and stability are top priorities for Greenland’s new government

Greenland, to the surprise of many, found itself on Thursday being led by a new unity government that, formally at least, puts an end...
Why the lawsuit targeting Norway’s Arctic oil development shouldn’t come as a surprise

Why the lawsuit targeting Norway’s Arctic oil development shouldn’t come as...

On May 4, Norsk Klimastiftelse, a conservancy, released a Norwegian version of a report titled “The Legal Status of Oil and Gas Exploitation in...
Why we need to get the world’s dirtiest fuel out of Arctic waters

Why we need to get the world’s dirtiest fuel out of...

The Arctic’s maritime history is littered with tales of ships crushed or trapped by ice, or of vessels disappeared without trace.Today, the Arctic marine...