Finland’s ambassador said that for the first time in the country’s history, the majority of its citizens support membership in NATO.
Trump administration may hire private ship to fill Arctic ‘icebreaker gap’ by year’s end
The Trump White House is racing to lease an icebreaker. One candidate is a ship with a notorious Alaska past owned by a Republican mega-donor.
Pompeo to Arctic Council: Easy days are over
The countries of the Arctic Council have for years rejoiced that their region is a zone of peace and cooperation. But in a speech in Finland Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took a harder edge.
What is the Arctic Council and how does it work?
Eight Arctic nations, six circumpolar indigenous groups, and over 30 representatives from other countries and organizations participate in the intergovernmental forum.
Arctic Energy Summit focuses on both fossil fuels and renewables
The meeting, which last happened in 2013 in Iceland, has drawn representatives from countries including Canada, Russia, Iceland, Finland, and Norway.
Nome Reindeer Ranch Cultivates A New Generation of Herders
The owner of the Midnite Sun Reindeer Ranch says it’ll take time for Alaska — having herded for just over 100 years — to catch up to places like Chukotka, Norway, Finland and Sweden, countries that have been refining their techniques for 4,000 years.
Researcher leaves Homer for studies in the Arctic
Chamberlain will contribute to the initiative by sharing her more than 20 years of experience studying ACEs, or Adverse Childhood Experiences.
International experts on Arctic warfare gather for first time at remote Alaska training site
Elite specialists in mountaineering, skiing, and Arctic survival came to the Northern Warfare Training Center near Fairbanks to learn new techniques for fighting in terrain that can itself be a weapon against troops.
Chemical Weapons Watchdog Ships Last Declared Chemicals Out Of Syria
The mission to destroy Syria’s chemical arsenal reached a “major landmark” on Monday, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said in a statement.
These Reindeer Really Do Glow, And It’s For Their Own Good
It’s an experiment to see if glow-in-the-dark antlers might help herders reduce the number of reindeer killed each year on highways. According to Helsingen Sanomat, the largest circulation newspaper in Scandinavia, on average 4,000 reindeer die in Finland each year when they’re hit by vehicles.