Snow Crab Saga: A Story that Demonstrates the Complexities of Climate Change


Kondratuk Aleksei/Shutterstock.com There’s much more to snow crab than their tasty legs and claws. Especially so in the last few

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A Case for the Commons: The Snow Crab in the Barents


This article has been written by Brooks A Kaiser, Melina Kourantidou and Linda M Fernandez, and published by the Journal of Environmental Management,

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Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) Use in Arctic Shipping: Risks, Alternatives and Legal Options for a Phase-Out


By Sian Prior and Liana James Progress at the International Maritime Organization on a phase-out of the use of heavy

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Dispatch from the Official Home of Santa Claus: Interview with Finnish Entrepreneur Ilkka Länkinen


Next to its pristine nature and Northern Lights, Lapland is known for accommodating Santa Claus and his elves. In Rovaniemi

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Greenpeace vs Norway: Interview with Truls Gulowsen, Head of Greenpeace Norway


Truls Gulowsen, head of Greenpeace Norway, and Ingrid Skjoldvær, head of Nature and Youth,  file an unprecedented legal case against the

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What are the UK’s Interests in the Arctic?


The UK has been cautious in forming and enacting an Arctic strategy thus far. In many ways, this is unsurprising

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Building the Reykjavík Biodome: Interview with founder Hjördís Sigurdardóttir


Polar Research and Policy Initiative Fellow Thomas Bishop interviewed Hjördís Sigurðardóttir, Founder and CEO of Spor i Sandinn, about Aldin, Biodome Reykjavík. 

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The Implications of the United States-Canada Joint Arctic Leaders’ Statement


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the United States’ now former-President Barack Obama. Picture via US Embassy and Consulates, Canada. 2016 ended with one of

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Icebreakers: An Overview


As the Arctic ice cap retreats further north every summer, the Arctic Ocean becomes an ever more enticing area for

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Personnel is Policy: Tillerson, Trump’s Cabinet, and the Arctic


When the Arctic Council meets in Fairbanks, Alaska, for the final ministerial of the US chairship, the Arctic’s foreign and

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Lessons from Iceland: Kicking the fossil fuel addiction


When one thinks of the Arctic, certain words spring to mind: cold, dark and remote. For settlements in the far

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Whose Fish? Looking at Svalbard’s Fisheries Protection Zone


When looking at Svalbard, one needs to appreciate its history to understand the unique position that it holds in the

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On The Trans Mountain Pipeline Project: Interview with Tony Penikett


On 1 November 2016, Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, released the report of the Ministerial Panel on the

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IMPACTS OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE ON INDUSTRIAL AND ARTISANAL FISHERIES, AND CULTURE OF MARINE FISH: GLOBAL ROLE OF BRICS


This presentation was delivered at the 2016 Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik by Dr Carolina A. Freire, Professor of Animal

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HSE Petroleum Regulations – BRICS And The Arctic


This presentation was delivered at the 2016 Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik by Celma Regina Hellebust, Lawyer and Honorary Vice-Consul for Brazil

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The Icelandair Saga: Passing with Flying Colours


Image via Icelandair Although the idea is already a few decades old, it is much more recently that Nordic countries

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Decision 2016: Trump’s Arctic


Donald J. Trump – © Gage Skidmore With less than a month to go before the 2016 Presidential elections, the attention of the

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On The Lamentations of Zeno


At a Bureau de Change, I recently spoke to a woman about her holiday plans to the Maldives. She was

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What is China’s Interest in the Arctic?


The representatives of the People’s Republic of China at the Arctic Circle Assembly 2015. China is an observer in the Arctic

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Arctic Development: Rendezvous with Linda Priebe


For the second issue of our bimonthly interview series ‘Polar Matters’, Lana Ollier, Associate at Polar Research and Policy Initiative, spoke to

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