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Canada’s Inuit seek a larger voice in the future of the Northwest Passage

Canada’s Inuit seek a larger voice in the future of the Northwest Passage

As Canada’s Northwest Passage and its nearby resources are eyed with increasing interest by countries such as China, Inuit say they must be included in...
A new study rekindles hope for Nome port expansion

A new study rekindles hope for Nome port expansion

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will once again examine the port of Nome to determine if the Alaska city might be a possible...
Two new lawsuits seek to undo recent oil leases in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve

Two new lawsuits seek to undo recent oil leases in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve

Two lawsuits filed by environmentalists on Friday seek to void recent oil and gas lease sales in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska on the grounds...
Arctic clouds are more vulnerable to pollution than once thought

Arctic clouds are more vulnerable to pollution than once thought

When Tim Garrett was a graduate student, his research brought him to what was then Barrow (and today Utqiagvik), the northernmost settlement in Alaska....
The Week Ahead: Tension and tranquility

The Week Ahead: Tension and tranquility

When it comes to military matters, determining where the tension of the Baltic and North Atlantic ends and the tranquility of the Arctic begins...
Metabolism study signals more trouble ahead for polar bears

Metabolism study signals more trouble ahead for polar bears

WASHINGTON — A study of polar bear metabolism conducted near Alaska's Prudhoe Bay has provided more reason to worry about the future of these...
Arctic innovators: Training a new generation of leaders

Arctic innovators: Training a new generation of leaders

The public conversation about the Arctic, as reflected in global news coverage, often gets stuck on the dramatic, even dire, new challenges the region—and...
Danish military’s first satellite will keep eye on ships in Arctic

Danish military’s first satellite will keep eye on ships in Arctic

Measuring about a foot on its longest side and not much thicker than a long book, the first satellite to be taken into use...
In 1945, the North Pole was a powerful global symbol. It’s even more potent today.

In 1945, the North Pole was a powerful global symbol. It’s even more potent...

NEW YORK — The Uber driver slid onto Columbus Avenue, where not a single moving car blocked our path on a street that normally...
Joint Russia-US proposal calls for Bering Strait shipping lanes

Joint Russia-US proposal calls for Bering Strait shipping lanes

A joint U.S.-Russian proposal awaiting review by the International Maritime Organization would designate shipping lanes in the Bering Strait and the Bering Sea, where...