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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


COP21: No chance of turning down the heat on the Arctic

The world’s leaders are meeting in Paris this week for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, generally known as COP21. In the eyes of many, this is the make-it-or-break-it moment for action on climate change. 1,300 more words


Middleton and Martial Participate in Arctic Council Session

Last week, Steven Middleton ’16 and Jonathan Martial ’17, the McDevitt Undergraduate Research Fellows in Information Systems, were invited to the Fall meeting of the National Academy of Sciences’ Transportation Research Board/Marine Board in Washington, DC. 219 more words

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The Arctic Council’s Role in Promoting Climate Change Mitigation

By Caitlin Cutchin

While any mention of the Arctic conjures images of a desolate, lawless “wild west,” would it surprise you to know that there is actually an international body specifically dedicated to its governance?  230 more words


Articles galore

Sometimes I spend most of my time editing English, sometimes it’s translating from Icelandic into English, and sometimes it’s writing articles. This week it’s definitely the latter. 99 more words


U.S. Global Leadership and commitment to the Arctic.

In the context of rapidly growing interest in the Arctic, a wide range of actors, from non-Arctic states to NGOs, have been forced to re-think the future of the Arctic and their own relations to this remote region. 977 more words


Arctic Oil: High Risk, Low Price

By Kevin McGwin

The Arctic Journal

“The Leiv Eriksson is perhaps the most controversial oil rig anywhere on the planet.” That was the assessment made in 2011 by Ben Ayliffe, a Greenpeace activist, after he had boarded the rig to protest exploration in Greenlandic waters. 242 more words