Trump names Alaskan to Interior Department post

Trump names Alaskan to Interior Department post

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump has nominated Joseph Balash, Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan’s chief of staff, to head the interior, land and mineral management...
Congressional science committee members secretly visited Arctic research sites

Congressional science committee members secretly visited Arctic research sites

Members of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, led by the committee's chairman, an outspoken climate skeptic, made a secretive trip to key...
Trump’s ‘drill, baby, drill’ energy policies are being met by ‘sue, baby, sue’

Trump’s ‘drill, baby, drill’ energy policies are being met by ‘sue,...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump promised to grow jobs by rolling back Obama-era energy and pollution rules. And he's fulfilling his pledge, but not...
Should the Defense Department take seriously the threat of climate change?

Should the Defense Department take seriously the threat of climate change?

Brick by brick, the Obama administration's climate legacy is being disassembled across the federal government.At the Energy Department, Rick Perry has commissioned a study...
Kremlin: Putin, Trump to meet on sidelines of G20 summit

Kremlin: Putin, Trump to meet on sidelines of G20 summit

MOSCOW — Russia's Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet on the sidelines of the Group of Twenty summit in Hamburg next week,...
Alaska senator proposes US consulate in Greenland

Alaska senator proposes US consulate in Greenland

In a speech in Washington, D.C., last week, a U.S. senator proposed the United States establish a consular presence in Greenland.Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the...
Norwegian parliament passes law to create Sami, Kven truth commission

Norwegian parliament passes law to create Sami, Kven truth commission

A truth and reconciliation commission can be established, now that the majority of the Norwegian Storting decided to examine former repression against the nation's two northern...
Zinke defends Trump’s sharp cuts at Interior. ‘This is what a balanced budget looks like.’

Zinke defends Trump’s sharp cuts at Interior. ‘This is what a...

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday defended the $1.6 billion funding cuts President Donald Trump has proposed for his department, telling a...
Finnish center-right government survives confidence vote

Finnish center-right government survives confidence vote

HELSINKI — Finland's center-right government survived a no-confidence vote on Tuesday brought on by changes in the coalition following a break-up of the co-ruling nationalist...
Finland dodges government collapse after nationalists split

Finland dodges government collapse after nationalists split

HELSINKI — Finland's government averted collapse on Tuesday when the nationalist Finns Party split into two groups, leaving newly-elected hardline anti-immigrant leaders in the cold.Twenty parliamentarians,...