Obama’s Arctic decision trashes years of work

Obama’s Arctic decision trashes years of work

President Obama’s Dec. 20 executive order locking up offshore development in the Arctic was Alaska’s “Nightmare before Christmas.” Much of the policy and planning...
The next 5 years of US Arctic Research: more locals, fewer Russians

The next 5 years of US Arctic Research: more locals, fewer...

Last week at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union – the world’s largest annual gathering of scientists – the U.S. Arctic Research Commission announced...
With Arkhangelsk forum, Russia seeks to reinforce the Arctic’s international importance

With Arkhangelsk forum, Russia seeks to reinforce the Arctic’s international importance

A forum in Arkhangelsk in late March will give Russia a chance to demonstrate its Arctic prowess. Russia will host the 4th International Arctic Forum, the...
Greenland leader’s remarks stir up controversy abroad — and at home

Greenland leader’s remarks stir up controversy abroad — and at home

To get a sense of the controversy that Vittus Qujaukitsoq, Greenland’s foreign minister, has kicked up in recent days, consider the newsfeed on SermitsiaqAG,...
Why the prospect of drilling off Norway’s Lofoten is raising tensions

Why the prospect of drilling off Norway’s Lofoten is raising tensions

It may appear to be a no-brainer: The world needs oil. The Arctic Coast of Norway may hold significant reserves of oil. So why does...
Elders thank Obama for Bering Sea designation

Elders thank Obama for Bering Sea designation

Imarpig. In my Yup’ik language, this means the big water, the ocean. This is the Bering Sea. It is where our stories come from...
There’s still work to be done to connect Alaskans to the rest of the Arctic

There’s still work to be done to connect Alaskans to the...

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker launched the Alaska Arctic Council Host Committee last year to provide hospitality and education during the U.S. chairmanship of the...
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...