Stretched Thin on Thin Ice
With the Arctic melting and northern coast guards struggling to keep up, the next disaster is a matter of when, not if.
The Head of the U.S. Coast Guard Isn’t Afraid to Talk About Climate Change
It may not be a White House priority. But rising sea levels are critical to the service’s operations.
U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warns of Russian ‘Checkmate’ in Arctic
As the warming region opens to new commercial and geopolitical interests.
Oil Companies Cool on Arctic Drilling. Trump Wants It Anyway.
It’s hard to lure Big Oil to the Big Freeze when crude is at $50 a barrel.
Boaty McBoatface Makes Inaugural Voyage to Antarctica
The little remote-controlled underwater research submarine that could.
Here’s What Russia’s Military Build-Up in the Arctic Looks Like
While lawmakers and outgoing U.S. officials urge Trump not to let the ‘orphaned’ Arctic slip through the cracks.
Lessons for the South China Sea From International Experience in the Arctic
The recent row between the Chinese and the U.S. navies over an unmanned underwater vehicle is a glimpse of an evolving problem, which the new administration in the White House must address.
In the Battle for His Legacy, Obama Opens a New Arctic Front On Trump
Obama’s surprise -- and potentially sticky ban -- on offshore drilling is the latest midnight regulation in the land of the midnight sun.
Climate Change Is Mauling the Arctic Worse Than We Even Thought
NOAA’s Arctic Report Card documents melting sea ice and a ticking time bomb of billions of tons of carbon.
U.S. Falls Behind in Arctic Great Game
Amid a global boom in icebreaker construction, the United States risks getting frozen out of the melting Arctic.
British Science Minister Does Not Want to Name $300 Million Research Vessel ‘Boaty McBoatface’
An online poll to name Britain's $300 million research vessel chose Boaty McBoatface. British officials aren't entirely pleased.
It’s ‘Very British’ to Name a Multimillion-Dollar Research Vessel Boaty McBoatface
A contest to name a multimillion-dollar shipping vessel means that names like Boaty McBoatface are suddenly being taken seriously.
Shell Admits Defeat in the Arctic
Royal Dutch Shell cancels oil exploration operation off Alaska’s coast, the latest warning sign that finding Arctic oil is easier said than done.
Searching for Leads in the Opening Arctic
Disappearing ice, Russia’s newest land grab, and a new great game at the top of the world. An FP special report.
The United States’ Need for a New Icebreaker Doesn’t Really Have Much to Do With Russia
It's not about the "icebreaker gap" — it's about business as usual.
Obama Uses Arctic Trip to Hammer Republicans on Climate Change
The president says the melting Arctic shows that global warming is real -- and that the GOP is in denial about its causes and impact.
Black Carbon’s Silver Lining in the Arctic
The Obama administration seeks a bright side for the environment after allowing oil drilling off the coast of Alaska.
Obama Calls Climate Denial ‘Dereliction of Duty’
The administration is emphasizing climate change’s security threat, from the melting Arctic to the boiling Middle East. It is an uphill slog.