Arctic science meeting ends with reaffirmed support for Indigenous participation

Arctic science meeting ends with reaffirmed support for Indigenous participation

Inuit want Arctic scientists to treat them as partners and to respect their human rights.That’s the message the Inuit Circumpolar Council delivered to the...
UN pins Greenland waste cleanup on Denmark

UN pins Greenland waste cleanup on Denmark

Greenland was right to demand in 2016 that Denmark assume full responsibility for cleaning up the waste left behind by the U.S. military starting in...
Oil development plan in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea gets regulators’ OK

Oil development plan in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea gets regulators’ OK

The Trump administration on Wednesday announced that it has approved the development plan for the first producing oil field located entirely in federal waters.The...
How scientists solved an Arctic mercury mystery

How scientists solved an Arctic mercury mystery

In the Canadian Arctic, a mystery has troubled scientists and local communities for decades: Why do marine animals in the western Arctic have higher...
Canada’s Northwest Territories gets nation’s first ever Indigenous protected area

Canada’s Northwest Territories gets nation’s first ever Indigenous protected area

For the first time in Canadian history, there is an official Indigenous protected area.Last week, in Fort Providence, Northwest Territories, the Dehcho First Nations...
How giving satellite data to Indigenous communities could boost safety and food security

How giving satellite data to Indigenous communities could boost safety and...

Saami herders from Sirges were driving thousands of reindeer across the frozen Kutjaure river towards their winter pastures when disaster struck in late 2009....
A call to phase HFO out of the Arctic tops list of AFN recommendations

A call to phase HFO out of the Arctic tops list...

In their annual convention in Anchorage, delegates to the Alaska Federation of Natives passed resolutions urging better protection of the Arctic marine environment, a...
The Trump administration’s explanation for failing to protect walruses is laughable

The Trump administration’s explanation for failing to protect walruses is laughable

In 2011, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluded that shrinking sea ice coverage in the Arctic posed a threat to the survival of...
How the narrative on polar bears has become a problem for Arctic environmental groups

How the narrative on polar bears has become a problem for...

Our fear that the polar bear is going extinct is perhaps the world’s most powerful symbol of climate change in the Arctic and its...
Alaska’s independent governor drops re-election bid

Alaska’s independent governor drops re-election bid

Two days after Alaska’s lieutenant governor abruptly resigned in what appeared to be a sexual harassment scandal, Alaska’s governor ended his campaign for re-election...