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Second major oil company abandons Arctic exploration

...policies.""The federal government has placed economic development for the people of the north as one of their three Arctic Council Chairmanship priorities, but so far that priority has only materialized on paper," McGuire said.? Contact reporter...
My Turn: Young leaders lend voices on culture and climate change

...and education during the U.S. chairmanship of the Arctic Council.I had the privilege of meeting James Chilcote...performed for U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Arctic Council chairmanship reception.These young leaders are impressive...
My Turn: The changing Arctic presents opportunity to thrive, if we act now this region, the U.S. just assumed chairmanship of the Arctic Council, an eight-nation consortium that exists to promote coordination...telecommunications company in Alaska. He also is co-chairman of the Alaska Arctic Council Host Committee.
My Turn: Rural energy solutions an opportunity for US Arctic leadership

...sustainability of communities and has been identified as a focus area and priority during the U.S. leadership of the Arctic Council. As professionals working in the energy industry, we applaud this emphasis on energy for remote communities and...
My Turn: Obama's visit to the arctic

...more than two dozen. With the eyes of world upon us as the United States begins its two-year chairmanship of the Arctic Council, we must continue to push this administration to lead on a wide range of Arctic issues and not simply the issues of...
My Turn: Sailing Arctic Seas in the Oval Office

...Polar Code is a critical first achievement, but still fails to tackle the most dangerous threat - oil spills.The Arctic Council, now chaired by the United States, has identified a heavy fuel oil spill as Arctic shipping's greatest potential...
My Turn: UAF to host Arctic summit in 2016

...nations.We will also host a meeting of the Arctic Council's Senior Arctic Officials. The Arctic Council is an intergovernmental forum of the eight...status. The meeting at UAF is part of the Arctic Council's aim to foster cooperation on issues...
Pres. Obama to visit Seward, Dillingham, wrap up in Kotzebue

...president will visit Kotzebue: "The Arctic region has come into international focus as the United States assumes the Arctic Council chairmanship. We are mindful of the honor and the responsibility of being a host community."Lori Henry, chief...
Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming

...of Naval Research said the past eight years have had the eight lowest amounts of summer sea ice on record.At an Arctic Council meeting in Canada this spring, the United States, Russia and other Arctic countries vowed to cooperate on combatting...
Sen. Murkowski proposing Alaska amendments to national defense bill

...investigates allegations of sexual assault and serious misconduct," among other things.The U.S. is the chair of the Arctic Council, an international forum for advancing Arctic policy, through May 2017.


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