Politics & Policy

A new Arctic Council agreement on international science cooperation is set to take effect

A new Arctic Council agreement on international science cooperation is set...

An agreement among Arctic nations to cooperate on scientific research will go into effect on May 23 and, officials hope, make it easier for...
Dramatic Arctic warming is locked in — even with emissions reductions, UN report warns

Dramatic Arctic warming is locked in — even with emissions reductions,...

The Arctic will be 3 to 5 degrees Celsius warmer by mid-century and 5 to 9 degrees Celsius by 2080 — even if the...
With erosion threatening its shoreline, Utqiagvik’s residents are stepping up as citizen scientists

With erosion threatening its shoreline, Utqiagvik’s residents are stepping up as...

To understand how worried residents in the northernmost U.S. community are about storm-wave flooding, take a walk along the beach. In Utqiagvik, formerly known as...
A call to phase HFO out of the Arctic tops list of AFN recommendations

A call to phase HFO out of the Arctic tops list...

In their annual convention in Anchorage, delegates to the Alaska Federation of Natives passed resolutions urging better protection of the Arctic marine environment, a...
A new IPCC report details sweeping changes to oceans, ice and the global impacts of Arctic melt

A new IPCC report details sweeping changes to oceans, ice and...

Arctic melt, thaw and rapid temperature rise are big contributors to the changes in the entire planet’s water system, said a landmark report released...
China’s Polar Silk Road: Where does it lead?

China’s Polar Silk Road: Where does it lead?

A spider expanding its web. Another move in president Xi’s global chess play. A long-term plan to take over where President Trump’s United States...
US Coast Guard launches study aimed at improving shipping safety in Chukchi and Beaufort seas

US Coast Guard launches study aimed at improving shipping safety in...

Months after the International Maritime Organization approved a set of shipping safety measures for the Bering Strait region, the U.S. Coast Guard is starting...
New revelations about ANWR’s only test well cast doubt on oil prospects

New revelations about ANWR’s only test well cast doubt on oil...

The bitter debate over oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain may be much ado about only a little oil, according...
New U.S. spending bill brings icebreaker funding back

New U.S. spending bill brings icebreaker funding back

The U.S. government's $330 billion spending bill, released late Wednesday evening, includes funding for new icebreakers. The budget includes a total of $675 million for...
U.S. Coast Guard announces plans for a third heavy icebreaker

U.S. Coast Guard announces plans for a third heavy icebreaker

Adm. Karl L. Schultz, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, said the service has plans to build a third heavy icebreaker, and intends to...
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