In accepting Arctic prize, Ban Ki-Moon urges focus on indigenous peoples’ contributions to climate fight

In accepting Arctic prize, Ban Ki-Moon urges focus on indigenous peoples’...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon received the first-ever Arctic Circle Prize for his leadership in bringing together the leaders of the world on a...
Arctic prize honors Ban Ki-moon’s climate efforts

Arctic prize honors Ban Ki-moon’s climate efforts

Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, was given a warm welcome to Iceland Saturday as he received the first ever Arctic Circle Prize.The prize...
Maine’s Arctic ambitions could benefit Alaska

Maine’s Arctic ambitions could benefit Alaska

PORTLAND, Maine — The Arctic Council Senior Officials meeting this week in Portland is expected to pump $1 million into the Maine economy. That’s...
Inuit should have a voice in housing design, says panel

Inuit should have a voice in housing design, says panel

ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland—Jack Hébert has spent a good part of his life trying to build more energy-efficient, durable and culturally-relevant home for communities across...
How Maine is turning itself into an Arctic player

How Maine is turning itself into an Arctic player

PORTLAND, Maine — Promoters of Maine’s stake in Arctic policy often point to a map of the Northwest Passage, the sea route along the...
A proposed mining access road in Alaska’s Arctic could harm subsistence opportunities for local residents, study says

A proposed mining access road in Alaska’s Arctic could harm subsistence...

The cost of a proposed 200-mile road into Northwest Alaska could weigh heavily on the dinner tables of villagers living near the route, a...
Across the north of Europe, fall gets off to a warmer than usual start

Across the north of Europe, fall gets off to a warmer...

Autumn starts as spring ended—with substantially warmer weather than normal. Summers in the northernmost parts of mainland Europe are getting longer.According to the Norwegian...
‘Right to Be Cold’ sounds warning of rapid Arctic warming

‘Right to Be Cold’ sounds warning of rapid Arctic warming

The Right to Be Cold: One Woman’s Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole PlanetBy Sheila Watt-Cloutier; Penguin Canada; 2016; 368...
Icelanders swap city lights for northern lights

Icelanders swap city lights for northern lights

Lights off. Lights on.Reykjavik, Iceland's capital and biggest city, went dark Wednesday night after the City Council switched off street lamps and encouraged residents...
Russia plans to kill a quarter-million reindeer amid anthrax fears

Russia plans to kill a quarter-million reindeer amid anthrax fears

You know Dasher and Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid . . . ?Their cousins may all be dead soon.Faced with a public...