Canada’s military more effective in Arctic than people believe: report
The Canadian Defense and Foreign Affairs Institute published a report on Canada’s Arctic sovereignty military exercises.
Will Paris conference help the Arctic?
How will this year’s United Nations climate negotiations keep the Arctic in mind?
- How a 19th Century Shipwreck Could Give Canada Control of the Arctic
Canada’s Franklin ship discovery bolsters it claims to the Arctic, according to the Canadian government.
- The Unraveling of the Arctic
Megan McGarrity argues the climate issues facing the Arctic are urgent and pressing.
- Alaska, Washington senators file bill to build Arctic icebreakers
Up to six icebreakers will be built for use by the U.S. Coast Guard
- Russia and U.S. Find Common Cause in Arctic Pact
“Some people call this Arctic exceptionalism,” Clive Tesar, the spokesman for the Arctic Program at the World Wildlife Fund, said in a telephone interview. “We can have our disagreements elsewhere, but in the Arctic, we have to cooperate.”
- ‘Paddle in Seattle’ Arctic oil drilling protest
Hundreds protested in Seattle over Shell’s Arctic drilling plans this week.
- U.N. Agency Adopts Polar Code to Prevent Sea Pollution
The rules will regulate waste disposal in the Arctic Ocean.
- Protecting Our Shared Arctic
The Swedish Ambassador to the United States and the U.S. Ambassador to Sweden highlight the importance of Arctic protection.
- Room for Debate: Global Priorities in the Arctic
Various experts share their thoughts on the Arctic Council in this New York Times opinion forum.
- The debate over offshore Arctic drilling, and what’s at stake
A short primer on the opposing views facing Arctic drilling in Alaska.
- Shell hasn’t earned enough trust to drill in Alaska’s Arctic seas
Lois Epstein argues that Shell isn’t ready to safely drill in the Arctic.
- Polar Code still leaves significant gaps, experts say
Concerns over the International Maritime Organization’s new rules for Arctic transport are mounting, particularly with regards to heavy oil.
- U.S. will allow drilling for oil in Arctic Ocean
On Monday, the White House conditionally approved a request by oil company Shell to begin drilling off the Alaskan coast this summer.
- Maine makes bid to host Arctic Council meeting
The state wants to place itself as a central player in the United States’ Chairmanship.
- Two Arctic ice researchers presumed drowned after unseasonably high temperatures
Veteran Dutch polar researchers Philip de Roo and Marc Cornelissen are presumed to have fallen through thin ice while attempting to cross sea ice en route to Bathurst Island in Canada.
- US to Take the Arctic Council Reins, But Where Will it Steer?
Thoughts on the challenges awaiting the US as Chair of the Arctic Council.
- Melting Arctic ice changing weather patterns, scientists say
This year’s peak ice extent in the Arctic arrived weeks earlier than normal, according to satellite data from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association.
- Canada, Greenland’s natural-born partner
“Ottawa’s Arctic Council chairmanship came to an end last week, but that does not mean it has given up on its ambition of promoting closer intra-Arctic ties,” writes Kevin McGwin.
- Arctic Council — from looking out to looking in
Thoughts on the shifts in Arctic Council agendas from Swedish to Canadian Chairmanship and looking forward to the U.S.
- Inuit wisdom and polar science are teaming up to save the walrus
Scientists and Inuit hunters collaborate to gain knowledge about the effects of the changing Arctic environment on walrus populations
- How the U.S. plans to combat Arctic climate change
A summary of some of the events at the Iqaluit ministerial, as well as the main goals for the United States chairmanship
- The Arctic Council’s Iqaluit meeting: Nine things you need to know
A summary of the outcomes of the Iqaluit ministerial
- Thawing ice and chilly diplomacy in the Arctic
An opinion piece on Arctic cooperation in the current geopolitical scene
- Groups want review of Shell’s Arctic regulatory filings
Two groups petition for an investigation of Shell’s statements regarding oil spill risk during Arctic drilling operations