Dispatches From a Changing Arctic

Eva Holland's biweekly series of reported stories from Alaska and the three Canadian northern territories documenting how the region is responding as it increasingly becomes the focus of global debates over climate change, territorial claims, resource industries, and more.

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One Last Dispatch From a Changing Arctic

The North is a dynamic, fast-changing region, one that lives up to its stereotypes one day and then utterly confounds them the next.

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How Juneau Handles Its Garbage

Alaska's capital city is surrounded by ocean and glaciers, with no roads in or out. Waste management? It's complicated.

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The Microbes That Clean Up Contaminated Mine Sites

One Yukon scientist is working on a homegrown solution to the heavy metals left behind by mining operations.

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How to Build an Ice Road

In the Northwest Territories, remote towns depend on their frozen highways.

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What Will Justin Trudeau Do in the Arctic?

Canadians voted for change this week. What does that mean for the North?

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Getting the Shot

A Yukon photographer uses his camera to tell stories about the wilderness.

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Who's the Boss in the Peel Watershed? Part II

The fate of a wilderness area the size of Ireland will be decided in a Yukon courtroom.

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Who's the Boss in the Peel Watershed?

The fate of a wilderness area the size of Ireland will be decided in a Yukon courtroom.

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'The Last Pork Chop': A Wild Northern Reading Guide

The best books about the Northern wilderness and our place in it.

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Patching Up Our Permafrost

Researchers in the Yukon are working on ways to mitigate damage from the big thaw.

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'Will Tow Icebergs to Market'

Schemes to bring Alaska’s water—frozen and otherwise—south to thirsty California and beyond are more than a century old.

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Making Denali Feces-Free

Rangers at North America’s tallest mountain tackle a major mess.

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Green Beer on the Last Frontier

Foraging for wild brewing ingredients in beer-crazy Alaska.

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Tag and Release: Making Sport Fishing Competitions More Sustainable

Our columnist rides along on a halibut-tagging cruise in Alaska.

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Tweets From a Changing Arctic

Interested in environmental issues in the North? Here are the Twitter users to follow.

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How to Grow a Cantaloupe in the Arctic

In the Yukon, entrepreneurs and researchers wrestle with a question: Can high-tech greenhouses help tackle food security in the North?

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'You Wouldn’t Drill for Oil in the Sistine Chapel'

Resistance to a proposed oil tanker route off British Columbia’s lush northern coast is about more than NIMBYism.

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Meet the Grolar Bear

There's a hybrid bear roaming the Arctic—and as the sea ice melts, scientists expect more inter-species breeding to come.

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#Sealfie vs. #Selfie, One Year Later

As long as environmental groups oppose hunting, eating, and wearing seal, there’s little chance of trust and cooperation with Canada’s Inuit.

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Is Alaska Losing Its Snow?

Snow accumulation in and around Anchorage is about 30 inches below average for this time of year, and it’s affecting daily life in the area.

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Offshore Oil and an Alaskan Disaster

Did Big Oil learn anything from the financial and near-environmental disaster that was the grounding of Shell’s Arctic drill ship in 2012? And will they be able to apply those lessons now that oil prices are plummeting?

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Dispatches From a Changing Arctic

The first in a new series of reported stories from Alaska and the three Canadian northern territories documenting how the region is responding as it increasingly becomes the focus of global debates over climate change, territorial claims, resource industries, and more.