US Arctic officials don’t expect big policy changes with Trump presidency

US Arctic officials don’t expect big policy changes with Trump presidency

Federal agencies that manage Arctic and climate matters were in turmoil Thursday, as Department of State websites that formerly distributed climate-science information went dark and...
Norway takes tough line against EU in Svalbard waters

Norway takes tough line against EU in Svalbard waters

Snow crab fishing in the waters around Svalbard is more than just crab fishing.A dispute is under development between Norway and the EU over fishing...
Adm. Robert Papp steps down as top US Arctic diplomat

Adm. Robert Papp steps down as top US Arctic diplomat

Retired U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Robert Papp has stepped down from his State Department post as U.S. Special Representative for the Arctic and joined...
Brende: Law of the Sea and International Law is the ‘Constitution’ of the Arctic

Brende: Law of the Sea and International Law is the ‘Constitution’...

Visiting Norway’s Arctic capital Tromsø this week, Børge Brende invited the public to debate the foreign policy choices facing Norway.“In the Arctic we have shown that...
Republicans step up push for Arctic drilling in wildlife refuge

Republicans step up push for Arctic drilling in wildlife refuge

Far above the Arctic Circle, one of the longest-running controversies in U.S. oil drilling is about to reignite.Buoyed by Donald Trump's election, Republicans are...
Murkowski nudges energy nominee Rick Perry toward Arctic and Alaska interests

Murkowski nudges energy nominee Rick Perry toward Arctic and Alaska interests

WASHINGTON -- Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski nudged energy secretary nominee Rick Perry toward advancing scientific research to help meet Alaska’s high energy needs at...
Alaska’s senators press Cabinet nominees to consider state’s uniqueness

Alaska’s senators press Cabinet nominees to consider state’s uniqueness

WASHINGTON -- Alaska Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan pressed Cabinet nominees to consider Alaska's uniqueness, the difficulties of rural areas and the nation’s largest...
Historic Sámi agreement starts long way towards ratification

Historic Sámi agreement starts long way towards ratification

Eleven years of negotiations between Finland, Norway and Sweden were successfully brought to an end as a unified Nordic agreement on indigenous Sámi rights...
Trump’s Interior secretary nominee just might grant Murkowski’s every wish

Trump’s Interior secretary nominee just might grant Murkowski’s every wish

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Montana, the nominee to head the Interior Department, drew a warm reception at his Senate hearing Tuesday as he peppered...
Trump Interior nominee would consider more drilling on federal land

Trump Interior nominee would consider more drilling on federal land

WASHINGTON — Representative Ryan Zinke of Montana, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of Interior, on Tuesday said he would consider an expansion of...