There’s rich history behind an Alaska Native corporation’s bid to become an Arctic oil company

There’s rich history behind an Alaska Native corporation’s bid to become...

There are some notable things about the federal government’s approval last week of an offshore lease unitization plan in the Alaska Beaufort Sea proposed...
Under Trump, US-Russian relations hit new low

Under Trump, US-Russian relations hit new low

President Donald Trump came into office with hopes of establishing a "fantastic relationship" with Russia, praising his counterpart in Moscow as "very smart." Instead,...
Seeing the Arctic through fresh eyes on a caribou-filled solstice in Alaska’s Brooks Range

Seeing the Arctic through fresh eyes on a caribou-filled solstice in...

In a small plane above the Arctic tundra, my thoughts about home vanished. Below, orange strands of river braided over gravel bars to join...
Partying under the midsummer Arctic sun — unless you’re a worm

Partying under the midsummer Arctic sun — unless you’re a worm

Around the Arctic Circle during the summer, there’s no need for the saying “I wish this day would never end” — because for a...
An ode to Alaska odors

An ode to Alaska odors

A sprig from a creosote bush infuses the steam in our shower stall with notes of the western Grand Canyon: tarry, resinous, bitter but...
Alaska’s dark mirror in the Russian Far East shows our luck, their tragedy

Alaska’s dark mirror in the Russian Far East shows our luck,...

The part of Russia that looks on a map like a mirror image of Alaska has lived in an opposite universe.While Anchorage grew in...
An expedition by a celebrated Russian polar explorer traces old trade routes in Alaska

An expedition by a celebrated Russian polar explorer traces old trade...

In this new era of a cooling relationship between the U.S. and Russia, one adventurous Russian historian is trying to warm it up a...
Naming rights and the battle for Alaska oil on federal land

Naming rights and the battle for Alaska oil on federal land

It would be easy to justify oil exploration in something called the "Arctic Oil Reserve," a name once invented by the Alaska congressional delegation...
Alaska needs to join movement to honor non-binding terms of Paris pact

Alaska needs to join movement to honor non-binding terms of Paris...

Since Alaska has been heating up twice as fast as the Lower 48 and has visible signs of permafrost melting and rapidly shrinking glaciers,...
China, Japan and South Korea hold their own Arctic dialogue

China, Japan and South Korea hold their own Arctic dialogue

A little over four years ago, as several Asian countries were vying for observer status in the Arctic Council, there was some concern over...