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China’s Polar Silk Road: Where does it lead?

China’s Polar Silk Road: Where does it lead?

A spider expanding its web. Another move in president Xi’s global chess play. A long-term plan to take over where President Trump’s United States...
Greenland’s first representative in Iceland is a man for all reasons

Greenland’s first representative in Iceland is a man for all reasons

Before he can chat, Jacob Isbosethsen just needs to have a word with the chef. The last guests have been ushered out and he...
With erosion threatening its shoreline, Utqiagvik’s residents are stepping up as citizen scientists

With erosion threatening its shoreline, Utqiagvik’s residents are stepping up as...

To understand how worried residents in the northernmost U.S. community are about storm-wave flooding, take a walk along the beach.In Utqiagvik, formerly known as...
Permafrost thaw threatens millions of Arctic residents and their infrastructure

Permafrost thaw threatens millions of Arctic residents and their infrastructure

Across the Arctic, cities, highways, railroads, oil fields and other structures inhabited by or used by people perch precariously on permafrost that is warming.Now...
As Brexit goes, so goes Greenland’s relationship with the EU

As Brexit goes, so goes Greenland’s relationship with the EU

The future of Greenland’s trading relationship with the United Kingdom begins in Brussels.Greenland is not an EU member, but, as a part of the...
US defense investments in Greenland infrastructure would keep NATO in, China out and Russia at bay

US defense investments in Greenland infrastructure would keep NATO in, China...

Politically, Greenland has cast its lot with the West. But, when it comes to commercial opportunities, it is more open. China, especially, has been...
New U.S. spending bill brings icebreaker funding back

New U.S. spending bill brings icebreaker funding back

The U.S. government's $330 billion spending bill, released late Wednesday evening, includes funding for new icebreakers.The budget includes a total of $675 million for...
Alaska’s Red Dog Mine plans expansion into new territory

Alaska’s Red Dog Mine plans expansion into new territory

The operator of one of the world’s biggest zinc mines is seeking government permits that to expand into territory that might result in a...
Copenhagen is ignoring Russian, Chinese activity in the Arctic, lawmakers warn

Copenhagen is ignoring Russian, Chinese activity in the Arctic, lawmakers warn

Members of the Danish national assembly have roundly criticised the government for failing to pay sufficient attention to threats to stability in the region...
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...