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U.S. Global Leadership and commitment to the Arctic.

In the context of rapidly growing interest in the Arctic, a wide range of actors, from non-Arctic states to NGOs, have been forced to re-think the future of the Arctic and their own relations to this remote region. 946 more words


Arctic Oil: High Risk, Low Price

By Kevin McGwin

The Arctic Journal

“The Leiv Eriksson is perhaps the most controversial oil rig anywhere on the planet.” That was the assessment made in 2011 by Ben Ayliffe, a Greenpeace activist, after he had boarded the rig to protest exploration in Greenlandic waters. 242 more words


U.S. at the Helm of the Arctic Council -- The Circle 01-15

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Posted on 31 March 2015

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This year the United States assumes the Chair of the Arctic Council, following on the heels of Canada’s two-year term and with Finland on deck for 2017. 80 more words

Conserving Species with no Natural Habitat

By Andreas Kuersten

Arctic Summer College

The Arctic is most famous for its frigid expanses of snow and ice and the massive mammals that traverse these environments – e.g. 774 more words


DOD Releases Report on Security Implications of Climate Change

The “Report on National Security Implications of Climate-Related Risks and a Changing Climate” was provided to Congress yesterday.

The report responds to the request by the… 399 more words

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First meeting of SAOs during U.S. Chairmanship

From the Arctic Council

The U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council began just under two months ago, heralded by the passing of the Arctic Council gavel from the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Chair of the Arctic Council during Canada’s Chairmanship, to U.S. 255 more words

Arctic Governance

Environmental Provisions of Polar Code adopted

From the Arctic Council

On 15 May, the environmental provisions of the Polar Code were adopted by the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). 390 more words

Arctic Governance