Who Will Be Crowned the Polar Superpower?

February 27, 2019

Like in the Arctic, an overt race has begun for control of Antarctica’s rich resources. People regularly confuse Antarctica with the Arctic, thinking that polar bears and penguins cross paths. The latter is an ocean surrounded by different islands with a permanent population of about 4...

Is a Real Cold War Heating Up in the Arctic?

December 05, 2018

The melting ice in the Arctic is opening a new sea route and enabling exploitation of rich resources in the region, triggering a new Cold War. At the 11th Polar Law Symposium held in Tromso, Norway, the Norwegian Research Council stressed that the diminishing level of Arctic sea ice hit a record...

Mining and Lack of Governance Threaten Arctic Freshwater Supplies

June 07, 2017

Against the backdrop of population growth and climate change, mining operations in the Arctic exacerbate existing stresses on freshwater resources. As the Arctic warms at record rates, resource development has been of increasing interest to circumpolar nations and more distant countries that...