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The Maine doorway to the Arctic

A few weeks ago, I took a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to the Arctic. Or at least that’s how some officials in Maine might describe my destination, which was the coastal of Portland, population 66,000. 1,148 more words


The Economics of Living at the Top of the World

By Randall Hyman

Foreign Affairs

Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, which sits some 700 miles from the North Pole, is barren when it comes to people but abundant in coal. 422 more words


Local residents must be heard in Arctic climate and energy policy

In recent years, Arctic areas have played a pivotal role in the debate on energy and security policy. As global warming is having the strongest impacts on the northernmost areas, new sea routes will emerge, as will new opportunities to use natural resources. 875 more words

Climate Change

For Now, the Arctic Remains a Refuge of Friendly U.S.-Russia Relations

By Yereth Rosen

Alaska Dispatch News

In 1987, in the glow of glasnost, then-Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev detailed his vision of an Arctic that would be a “zone of peace” where nations cooperate to protect the environment and promote sustainable development. 244 more words


Nobel Laureates urge ban on Arctic fossil fuel exploration

‘We urge you to … protect the Arctic Ocean from the dangers of fossil fuel extraction’

Staff Report

Any plans to drill or or explore for fossil fuel resources are morally unacceptable and scientifically unsupportable, a group of female Nobel Prize winners wrote this week in a letter to the… 428 more words

Climate And Weather

Deal to curb methane on deck when Trudeau meets Obama in Washington

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears poised to reap the benefits of some climate groundwork laid by the previous Conservative government when he travels to Washington on a state visit this week. 691 more words


Year in Review: The Arctic's Top Stories in 2015

2015 was a momentous year for the Arctic. The U.S., which Rob Huebert, a professor at the University of Calgary, once called a “reluctant Arctic power,” 1,494 more words