Alaskans are Poised to ‘Take a Stand’ in Fish-Focused Ballot Measure


© Erin Willahan Erin Willahan If the upcoming mid-term elections this November were not polarising enough for communities across the

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The Need to Consider Chinese Tourism in Antarctica


China’s Great Wall station, Antarctica (Source: Panoramio). Max Daniels Chinese foreign policy is receiving ever more attention in Western policy

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Antarctic Land-Based Tourism: Having One’s Feet on the Ground


Antarctica: Cape Evans. © Eli Duke.  Max Daniels Land-based activities are a specialised and niche part of Antarctic tourism, which

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AMAP Assessment 2018: Arctic Ocean Acidification. PRPI Fellow Brooks Kaiser among Lead Authors


Prof. Brooks Kaiser, Head of the Fisheries Unit at Polar Research and Policy Initiative, is one of the lead authors

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India as a Polar Stakeholder: Interview with Dr M Ravichandran


India’s new Antarctic research station, Bharati. (Courtesy of Boo Architekten and NCAOR.) Hriday Ch Sarma Hriday Sarma, India Fellow at

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A Krill-iant Idea! – The Powers of Industry for Conservation


Figure 1: Krill, one of the most important species in our oceans (British Antarctic Survey). Micheil Page Introduction Our perception

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Arctic Marine Resource Governance: Interview with Dr Brooks Kaiser


Lana Ollier Lana Ollier, Fellow at Polar Research and Policy Initiative, speaks to Dr Brooks Kaiser, the Head of the Fisheries Unit

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Arctic Antibiotics – The Hunt for New Medicines in the Arctic


Figure 1: The future of medicine could be hiding here, on the Arctic seabed where unknown organisms dwell (NSF, 2005)

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Reversing Extinction – What could the plan to resurrect the Woolly Mammoth mean for the Arctic ecosystem? 


Lyuba, a mummified woolly mammoth calf that lived 42,000 years ago, at the Royal BC Museum in Canada. © Province

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Polar Knowledge Canada: Interview with Jeannette Menzies


The Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS). © Government of Canada In this ‘Polar Matters’ interview, Karen Everett, Fellow at

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The Art of a Deal? Reflections on US Withdrawal from the Paris Accord


Trump and the Announcement in the Rose Garden | 1 June 2017 (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

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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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The Polar Ice Sheets and Sea Level Rise: The Value of Past Perspectives


Climate change represents an existential threat to humanity. The IPCC’s most optimistic future emissions projection, RCP2.6, models a further 0.3-1.7oC

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2016: An Anomalous Year?


Donald Trump looks over his shoulder at us, the smallest smile visible: Person of the Year. It has undoubtedly been

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International Scientific Cooperation in the Arctic: Prelude or Symphony?


Photo from Yngve Olsen Sæbbe, via Nordnorsk Opera Og Symphoniorkester It is highly recommended to turn on any classical symphony when

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Reindeer Are Real – And So Are The Challenges They Face


Picture via Larissa Beumer This article has been written by Larissa Beumer and Åshild Ønsvik Pedersen. When we think about

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Launch of the Arctic Resilience Report: An Overview


Amidst a growing number of headlines about rapid and turbulent change in the Arctic, a major new study, the Arctic

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Arctic Geohazards in response to Climate Change: A Short Briefing


A cabin along Alaska’s Arctic coast was recently washed into the ocean because the bluff it was sitting on eroded

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On Ice and Art


Ice Watch (2015), a major public art project by Olafur Eliasson and Minik Rosing, on the occasion of COP 21 – United

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Finding the Middle Ground: Reggie Joule and the President’s Task Force


Reggie Joule, former mayor of the Northwest Arctic Borough, was one of the two indigenous representatives on the President’s State,

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