Arctic Council

No new U.S. Arctic policy – at least, not yet …


Bringing broadband to the Arctic …


Tim Ellis/KUAC

Fairbanks and Anchorage will both get a big economic boost in May during a series of events to be held in conjunction with a major meeting of top diplomats from the eight Arctic Council member nations. The Week of the Arctic will also enable the peoples of those nations to share their cultures.

Planning for the ‘Fairbanks Ministerial’ …


An Arctic Council changing of the guard, in Alaska …


Rules to reduce pollution from Arctic shipping …


The health impacts of climate change …


KUAC file photo

A contingent of senior Arctic Council officials wrapped-up a three-day meeting at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Thursday. And this morning, the U.S. chairman of the group reported on their deliberations, much of which dealt with the impact of climate change on the Arctic and how to adapt to it.


UAF/Todd Paris

Experts from the United States and other Arctic nations have developed the first safety guidelines for operating unmanned drone aircraft in international airspace around the circumpolar north.


Filling the gaps in Arctic science …


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