The Polar Code is in force now. Will it be enough to protect the environment?

The Polar Code is in force now. Will it be enough...

On Jan. 1, the International Maritime Organization’s Polar Code entered into force. The new regulations are intended to improve safety at sea and environmental protection in Arctic and...
How we eat around the Arctic reveals the region’s disparities

How we eat around the Arctic reveals the region’s disparities

To get a sense of the attention to detail that it takes to earn a Michelin star, the ultimate distinction for a chef, consider DILL,...
Is a resurgence of Alaska reindeer herding coming?

Is a resurgence of Alaska reindeer herding coming?

The dog team broke into a full run a half-mile from the yard.  I first thought, “Whooee, they’re getting in real shape, coming to...
Regional differences complicate efforts to bring broadband to the Arctic

Regional differences complicate efforts to bring broadband to the Arctic

As part of its assessment of the telecommunications needs in the North, the Arctic Council’s Task Force on Telecommunications Infrastructure in the Arctic is...
The Arctic Council deserves a Nobel Peace Prize

The Arctic Council deserves a Nobel Peace Prize

A lot of instability has been inserted into the international system in the past few months, along with questioning about the Western world’s commitment...
Finland wants to show the world what it means to be Arctic

Finland wants to show the world what it means to be...

Perhaps the biggest (in more ways than one) example of what Finns like to call ‘snow how’ is the country’s prowess as a designer,...
Arctic tourism is growing — but that’s playing out differently around the region

Arctic tourism is growing — but that’s playing out differently around...

Barren lands, icebergs and a unique flora and fauna have been attracting more and more tourists to Arctic regions over the last decades. However,...
What Trudeau’s first official visit to Canada’s North as prime minister means for the region

What Trudeau’s first official visit to Canada’s North as prime minister...

Before Justin Trudeau headed south to the White House, he went north to the Arctic. What happened on the Prime Minister’s first official visit...
Is Europe caving to Russia on pipeline politics?

Is Europe caving to Russia on pipeline politics?

The European Union appears to be softening its stance on a controversial Russian pipeline project, even as it seeks to wean itself off dependence...
Norwegian intelligence report: Arctic important to Russia, but not a top priority

Norwegian intelligence report: Arctic important to Russia, but not a top...

Each year since 2002, Russia has gone to great lengths to establish Camp Barneo, a temporary base built on an ice floe as close to...