European Parliament calls for ban on oil drilling in icy waters

European Parliament calls for ban on oil drilling in icy waters

The European Parliament on Thursday voted in favor of a suggestion to put a ban on oil drilling in icy waters of the European...
Alaska needs a permanent research station, National Weather Service says

Alaska needs a permanent research station, National Weather Service says

As Alaska’s environment changes rapidly, the National Weather Service is trying to keep up — and to predict future changes. In order to make...
Alaska’s new governor travels to Arctic for swearing-in ceremony

Alaska’s new governor travels to Arctic for swearing-in ceremony

Alaska’s new governor was sworn into office on Monday in Kotzebue, making him the state’s first governor to formally assume office above the Arctic...
Greenland PM Kim Kielsen to stay as PM following coalition agreement

Greenland PM Kim Kielsen to stay as PM following coalition agreement

Greenland Prime Minister Kim Kielsen today announced he has agreed to lead a government coalition containing his Siumut party and three others Partii Naleraq, Atassut...
Russia pledges response to Norwegian military activity

Russia pledges response to Norwegian military activity

MOSCOW — Russia on Thursday accused Norway of pushing ahead with a military build-up which it said increased the risks of military action and...
Trump’s Interior Department shortlist vexes employees, green groups

Trump’s Interior Department shortlist vexes employees, green groups

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump's shortlist of candidates to lead the U.S. Department of Interior has employees and environmental advocates fearful of a shift...
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...
Some U.S. state ivory bans affect Alaska Native carvers. A new federal bill aims to override them.

Some U.S. state ivory bans affect Alaska Native carvers. A new...

Dennis Pungowiyi, an Alaska Native from St. Lawrence Island in the icy Bering Sea, lives a world away from the African savannas, yet global...
Will Obama make a move to (further) lock up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?

Will Obama make a move to (further) lock up the Arctic...

WASHINGTON — As soon as it became clear that Republicans would again hold both houses of Congress and the White House, some Alaskans started talking...
Arctic science meeting ends with reaffirmed support for Indigenous participation

Arctic science meeting ends with reaffirmed support for Indigenous participation

Inuit want Arctic scientists to treat them as partners and to respect their human rights.That’s the message the Inuit Circumpolar Council delivered to the...