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A convoy of private planes is making a friendship flight to link Alaska and Russia

A convoy of private planes is making a friendship flight to...

Three decades after the melting of the “Ice Curtain” that separated Alaska and Russia during the Cold War, a group of Alaska aviators is...
Greenland names first representative to Iceland

Greenland names first representative to Iceland

Greenland’s foreign ministry on Monday named Jacob Isbosethsen, a long-time foreign policy advisor, to serve as the country’s first representative in Iceland. Isbosethsen, according to...
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...
How massive state budget cuts threaten Arctic research and rural public safety in Alaska

How massive state budget cuts threaten Arctic research and rural public...

The University of Alaska system, known for its Arctic, climate and oceans research, will lose 41 percent of its state funding under budget vetoes...
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...
Russia and Canada may lose their legal claim to Arctic seaways as ice melts, experts say

Russia and Canada may lose their legal claim to Arctic seaways...

As the Arctic changes rapidly, a key legal justification for Russian and Canadian control of Arctic seaways may change as well. At two different D.C....
In face of uncertainty about Russia, a Nordic gang of four emerges

In face of uncertainty about Russia, a Nordic gang of four...

From 2009, when they founded Nordefco, a military alliance, until 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea, Nordic countries saw closer collaboration as a way to...
Environmentalists sue to force critical habitat designation for ringed seals

Environmentalists sue to force critical habitat designation for ringed seals

An environmental group filed suit against the Trump administration on Thursday for what it alleges is an illegal neglect of duty to protect two...
Following the lead of Russia’s Yamal LNG, a new plan for Alaska natural gas proposes skipping the costly pipeline

Following the lead of Russia’s Yamal LNG, a new plan for...

For half a century, Alaskans have considered plan after plan to build a pipeline that would get the North Slope’s vast but stranded natural...
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...