Some worry the Arctic could serve as the next stage for international conflict, but coast guards across the region are busy laying the groundwork for cooperation.
A group of nongovernmental organizations recently sent a letter to the state department calling for a ban on heavy fuel oil, or HFO, in Arctic waters.
The Arctic Council just concluded its first meeting under U.S. Chairmanship in Anchorage, and a select few delegates traveled up to Nome for an afternoon, touring the town and meeting locals to get a sense of what life is like in rural Alaska.
The constitutionality of Nome’s draft marijuana laws gave way to calls for visitors—and investors—for the city’s hopes at a deep-draft Arctic port.
The Week of the Arctic conference wrapped up its time in Nome with a “federal listening session” yesterday.
As the state’s commission works toward a unified arctic policy, leaders balance immediate needs in rural communities with long-term international ambitions.
China’s icebreaking research vessel Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, is set to leave its Shanghai base next week to embark on a sixth summer expedition to the North Pole.
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