The Week Ahead: Erna in the reindeers’ den

The Week Ahead: Erna in the reindeers’ den

Seen from a national perspective, reindeer herding in Norway makes a marginal economic contribution. But, for the estimated 3,000 people who make a living...
How Newtok’s relocation efforts could be an example for other climate-threatened northern communities

How Newtok’s relocation efforts could be an example for other climate-threatened...

Time is running out for the 375 residents of Newtok, a river village soon to be washed away by the Ninglick River in Southwest...
Melting Arctic sends a message: Climate change is here in a big way

Melting Arctic sends a message: Climate change is here in a...

Scientists have known for a long time that as climate change started to heat up the Earth, its effects would be most pronounced in...
Russia’s extension of US overflight rights hurts the Arctic

Russia’s extension of US overflight rights hurts the Arctic

Every week, hundreds of flights on U.S. airlines pass through Russian airspace. Only a handful of these flights actually start or end in Russia....
The Arctic Cycle connects climate change, art

The Arctic Cycle connects climate change, art

“We must correct the global imbalances caused by the great disconnections that have grown between us.”This quote, attributed to Inuit climate change activist...
The week ahead: Our election

The week ahead: Our election

Translated loosely, the name that the people of Greenland call their territory is ‘our country’. Legally speaking, this is not yet completely the case:...
The US is finally picking up the pace to build a modern heavy icebreaker

The US is finally picking up the pace to build a...

In his annual state-of-the-nation address earlier this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin attracted headlines in the U.S. for his aggressive comments about Russian military...
The Week Ahead: the Uber of the Arctic

The Week Ahead: the Uber of the Arctic

Pitching your idea as “the Uber” of something was once a sign that your table-top firm might just be on to something. Today, it...
The loss of Arctic sea ice — and the effect that has at lower latitudes — could galvanize the world to climate action

The loss of Arctic sea ice — and the effect that...

The alarming reports of declining sea ice in the Arctic and the growing predictions of ice-free Arctic summers may yet serve as a wake-up...
Complex questions about Greenland’s independence are at the center of upcoming elections

Complex questions about Greenland’s independence are at the center of upcoming...

ILULISSAT — Greenland is gearing up for elections on April 24 and there is every reason to believe that the rest of the world may...