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Despite tensions, US, Russia vow cooperation in the Arctic

...any other.Assuming the chair of the eight-nation Arctic Council, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said nations...Kerry and Lavrov spoke by telephone Wednesday on the Arctic Council and other matters. Addressing Ukraine, the top American...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-26/despite-tensions-us-russia-vow-cooperat
State
Senate passes resolution supporting Arctic Economic Council

...which passed on Wednesday, asks that an Alaskan be named as chair of the body.The economic council is part of the Arctic Council, an international organization that discusses Arctic issues. The United States is set to become chair of that organization...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-02/senate-passes-resolution-supporting-arc
State
Murkowski attending Arctic conference

...said America is an Arctic nation and must engage and show "thoughtful leadership" in the Arctic community as interest and activity in the region increases.The U.S. is in line to take over the chair of the Arctic Council next year.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-30/murkowski-attending-arctic-conference
State
Murkowski talks mines, deficit

...that you don't think the U.S. is ready for the Arctic Council chairmanship. Can you explain why?A: I always...budget. ... Our opportunity to be the chair of the Arctic Council doesn't mean we just get ready for hosting a big...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-20/murkowski-talks-mines-deficit
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Negotiating the rapids of Arctic, Alaska oil and natural gas reserves

...Korea, India, Italy, Singapore) have shown interest and appear anxious to reap the benefits. As a result, the Arctic Council has granted these nations an observer status. There is a flurry of resource development activities. For example...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-03/my-turn-negotiating-rapids-arctic-ala
Opinion
Major companies in talks with state drone program

...competition."Another consideration is drones' involvement in Arctic work. The UAF program is already involved in an Arctic Council subgroup focused on unmanned aircraft use in the region. The United States takes chairmanship of the council in April...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-12/major-companies-talks-state-drone-progr
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Ramp up US, Alaska's Arctic infrastructure

...assume the chairmanship of the Arctic Council ? a voluntary inter-governmental...Department worked full-time on Arctic Council issues. The absence of specified funding for Arctic Council-related work is a serious impediment...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-02/ramp-us-alaskas-arctic-infrastructure
Opinion
My Turn: Embrace challenges, rewards of being an Arctic nation

...2015, the United States will assume the chair of the Arctic Council, the intergovernmental forum among the eight nations...When the United States takes over as chair of the Arctic Council, I am hopeful that our agenda will include support...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-19/my-turn-embrace-challenges-rewards-be
Opinion
Alaska Science Forum: Far-north changes pondered in San Francisco

...of Naval Research, said he hopes one thing comes out of the U.S.'s two-year assignment in 2015 leading the Arctic Council, a political entity focusing on the Arctic."Maybe we can raise awareness that we are an Arctic nation and the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/alaska-science-forum-far-north-chang
Outdoors
Empire Editorial: Our need for more icebreakers keeps getting cold shoulder

...don't convince us they are. This is a mistake that needs rectifying. The U.S. will take over chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2015. Sitting at the big chair at the table means little if our country limps when it comes to securing the resources...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-18/empire-editorial-our-need-more-icebre
Opinion

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