0521-Musk-Oxen_full_380129 May 2014

Polar bear diplomacy: Where the US and Russia can agree

The movements of a musk oxen herd are captured here on Wrangel Island, Russia, in March 2014. (Joel Berger) On an arctic island 250 miles from the nearest Siberian village, US and Russian scientists are collaborating on wildlife research. Their work proves: Conservation transcends geopolitics. By Joel Berger, Op-ed contributor / May 21, 2014 Wrangel Island, Russia The icy wind is wicked. It’s about minus 10 degrees, and near whiteout conditions dominate this landscape of