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Iceland is key to NATO — but Iceland’s prime minister worries about militarization in the North Atlantic

Iceland is key to NATO — but Iceland’s prime minister worries...

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, the Prime Minister of Iceland, is rare for her time; a truly left wing European head of government. She is chairman of Iceland’s...
A controversial road project in Alaska could become the next big Arctic battleground between preservation and development

A controversial road project in Alaska could become the next big...

In the early 1970s in Alaska, the oil industry said it needed an Arctic highway to be built alongside the proposed trans-Alaska pipeline, which...
A new Greenlandic translation program is ready to go live in 2021, rough edges and all

A new Greenlandic translation program is ready to go live in...

Greenlandic is sometimes said to be a language that has hundreds of words for snow. The fact that that is both true and not...
What the new IPCC climate report means for the Arctic

What the new IPCC climate report means for the Arctic

If a half-degree temperature rise in world temperatures doesn’t sound alarming, the latest report from the International Panel on Climate Change should put that...
The controversy over Greenland airports shows China isn’t fully welcome in the Arctic — yet

The controversy over Greenland airports shows China isn’t fully welcome in...

Earlier this week, it was announced that in exchange for 700 million Danish kroner ($109 million), Greenland would allow Denmark a 33 percent stake...
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...
China’s Arctic plans represent a new way of looking at world

China’s Arctic plans represent a new way of looking at world

In 2014, China released a new map, interpreted the world over as an attempt to redefine geopolitics and claim more of the South China...
The Week Ahead: Making Svalbard great again

The Week Ahead: Making Svalbard great again

When he participates in Svalbard 203040 today and tomorrow, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, Norway’s commerce minister, will listen in on discussions about things like “smarter...
Microplastics in Arctic sea ice should concern everybody

Microplastics in Arctic sea ice should concern everybody

Plastic products have become an essential part of our lives, but it is time to reconsider their often uncritical use. Unlike wood, plastic products do...
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...
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