Iceland’s next government: Right, Left, or Right-to-Left?

Iceland’s next government: Right, Left, or Right-to-Left?

The President of Iceland met Tuesday with leaders of all parties that won seats in parliament in Saturday's elections and sounded them out about the options...
Sen. Murkowski is working to restore parts of an Obama executive order on the Bering Sea that Trump overturned

Sen. Murkowski is working to restore parts of an Obama executive...

When President Trump in April signed a series of executive orders that overturned Obama-era environmental protections, one initiative that was eliminated was aimed at...
General Elections in Iceland bring a complicated political landscape

General Elections in Iceland bring a complicated political landscape

Icelanders wake up to a different political landscape after Saturday’s general elections. The three parties that made up the center-right coalition government lost 12...
Environment, education top agenda at first Arctic Council meeting under Finnish leadership.

Environment, education top agenda at first Arctic Council meeting under Finnish...

Representatives from Arctic states wrapped up two days of “forward-looking” discussions yesterday about efforts to combat pollution and improve educational opportunities in the region.The...
If the Trump pulls US out of the Paris accords fund, some of that money should go to climate-affected Alaska villages, says Native group

If the Trump pulls US out of the Paris accords fund,...

Now that President Trump has announced the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, he should make good on his “America first” rhetoric...
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...
At Barents meeting, Lavrov blasts Norway over relations on Svalbard

At Barents meeting, Lavrov blasts Norway over relations on Svalbard

The setting was Barents Cooperation and cross-border interaction, but it was Arctic militarization and Norwegian policy at Svalbard which became the key issues at a...
Trump taps former Arctic Economic Council head for top Indian affairs spot

Trump taps former Arctic Economic Council head for top Indian affairs...

President Donald Trump announced Monday that he would nominate Tara Sweeney, an executive vice president of Arctic Slope Regional Corp. and the former chair of the...
Norwegian government proposes an end to Svalbard coal mines

Norwegian government proposes an end to Svalbard coal mines

The Norwegian government proposes liquidating coal mining operations in Svea and Lunckefjell mines on Svalbard and wants to clean up the mines in 2018."Following...
Denmark’s new military spending plan doesn’t boost forces in the Arctic

Denmark’s new military spending plan doesn’t boost forces in the Arctic

Greenland and the Arctic are set to remain a defense priority for Copenhagen — but not to see additional military funding.A Danish government proposal to...