Climate change exacerbates the impact of Persistent Organic Pollutants

Climate change exacerbates the impact of Persistent Organic Pollutants

Higher temperatures increase the volatilization of Persistent Organic Pollutants and exacerbate their emissions from secondary sources. Indirectly, climate change affects POPs through extreme weather...
US-Russia reset and the first Arctic head-of-state summit

US-Russia reset and the first Arctic head-of-state summit

Interactions between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump already reflect a significant change in Russian-U.S. relations. This may be in the...
The EU’s relationship with the Arctic gets more complex

The EU’s relationship with the Arctic gets more complex

There was a time when any discussion about the Arctic and the European Union began (and often ended) with Brussels’ ban on imports of...
Eating the white bear: An Arctic icon’s place on the menu

Eating the white bear: An Arctic icon’s place on the menu

Throughout 8,000 years of shared history, humans have regarded the polar bear with wonder, terror, and fascination. It has been spirit guide and fanged...
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...