Politics & Policy

Dramatic Arctic warming is locked in — even with emissions reductions, UN report warns

Dramatic Arctic warming is locked in — even with emissions reductions,...

The Arctic will be 3 to 5 degrees Celsius warmer by mid-century and 5 to 9 degrees Celsius by 2080 — even if the...
After 60 years in Alaska, BP announces sell-off and exit from state

After 60 years in Alaska, BP announces sell-off and exit from...

The oil giant that operates the anchor oil field on the North Slope in Alaska's Arctic is exiting the state and selling all of...
Britain lacking direction in Arctic, MPs find

Britain lacking direction in Arctic, MPs find

Despite historic ties to the Arctic and a geographic proximity that makes it a self-described “near-Arctic neighbour,” Britain is at risk of being overtaken in...
Alaska’s Arctic gasline could fall victim to a Trump trade war with China

Alaska’s Arctic gasline could fall victim to a Trump trade war...

If President Donald Trump follows through on his threat to ramp up a trade war with China, a deal to build a natural gas...
Greenland polar bear management plan seeks balance between conservation and exploitation

Greenland polar bear management plan seeks balance between conservation and exploitation

Establishing clear guidelines for protecting polar bears will ensure the people of Greenland continued access to an important traditional resource, while the same time...
Arctic Refuge oil program, in legal limbo, targeted for repeal in budget bill

Arctic Refuge oil program, in legal limbo, targeted for repeal in...

The Republican-led Congressional act that in 2017 opened up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil leasing would be reversed by a new budget...
Alaska youths sue to force state action on climate change

Alaska youths sue to force state action on climate change

An attorney representing a group of environmentally minded young Alaskans argued in state court on Monday that Alaska’s enthusiastic embrace of oil development is...
Greenland’s biggest bank urges restraint amid a surge in infrastructure investment

Greenland’s biggest bank urges restraint amid a surge in infrastructure investment

Greenland’s biggest bank is urging that country’s government to exercise restraint as it seeks to build the infrastructure aimed at spurring economic growth. The warning,...
Canadian Coast Guard to get two new Arctic patrol ships

Canadian Coast Guard to get two new Arctic patrol ships

The Canadian government will build two new Arctic and offshore patrol ships for its Coast Guard, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Wednesday. These ships...
Yukon River, beset by salmon woes and mercury threats, signals broader Arctic climate change

Yukon River, beset by salmon woes and mercury threats, signals broader...

Flowing from the foot of mountain glaciers in northern British Columbia nearly 2,000 miles to the Bering Sea, the Yukon River is a bellwether...
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