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Tillerson Talks Climate Change at Arctic Meet -- "We are going to make the right decision for the United States," said Tillerson.

By REUTERS

MAY 16, 2017, 9:54 A.M. E.D.T.

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed an agreement recognising the landmark Paris climate accord at a meeting of Arctic nations in Alaska on Thursday, but said President Donald Trump was not rushing to decide whether to leave or weaken U.S. 707 more words

Trump admin signs pact blaming humans for Arctic 'climate change'

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed an agreement recognizing the landmark Paris climate accord at a meeting of Arctic nations in Alaska on Thursday, but said President Donald Trump was not rushing to decide whether to leave or weaken U.S. 345 more words

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Trump admin vows commitment to Arctic climate change research

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will participate in advancing climate change research in the Arctic, a State Department official said on Monday, ahead of a summit of Arctic nations later this week where Washington’s commitment to tackling climate change will likely be questioned. 270 more words

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Foreign ministers avert 'major political problem' as Russia and U.S. play nicely on Arctic, climate change

OTTAWA — Canada and other Arctic nations were pleasantly surprised this week when Donald Trump’s representative signed a joint statement acknowledging the Paris climate agreement. 708 more words

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Donald Trump's climate stance casts shadow over Arctic Council meeting

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hosted foreign ministers from Arctic nations at a meeting in Alaska on Thursday, where President Donald Trump‘s reluctance to fight… 496 more words

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Preventing and Preparing for Oil Spills in the Arctic

Talking with NOAA Scientist Amy Merten about her time chairing the Arctic Council’s Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response working group.

As rising temperatures and thinning ice in the Arctic create openings for increased human activities, it also increases the potential for oil spills and chemical releases into the remote environment of the region. 1,079 more words

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