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Obama traveling to Alaska next month

...the U.S. chairmanship of the Arctic Council, an eight-country group that...nations, the conference is not an Arctic Council-sponsored event, the document...the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council, but is not an Arctic Council...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-17/obama-traveling-alaska-next-month
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-03/federal-report-polar-bears-peril-due-gl
State
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.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-09/sen-murkowski-proposing-alaska-amendmen
State
My Turn: Murkowski on Arctic ignorance: Let it go!

...assumed the chairmanship of the Arctic Council last month in an international...clearly or vaguely aware of the Arctic Council's existence. Alaskans, who...with only 35 percent aware of the Arctic Council. When you compare this awareness...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-22/my-turn-murkowski-arctic-ignorance-le
Opinion
My Turn: Alaska can shape the global Arctic agenda

...Canada wrapped up its two-year stint as chair of the Arctic Council and handed the reins of the to U.S. Secretary of...not even realize it.For most of its 19 years, the Arctic Council has primarily been a discussion forum for foreign...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-13/my-turn-alaska-can-shape-global-arcti
Opinion
Murkowski: Arctic issues about more than Alaska

...into the chairmanship role of the Arctic Council this year. Alaska's senior...be a nationwide priority. The Arctic Council is a intergovernmental group consisting...percent of Alaskans know about the Arctic Council. Where does this apathy come...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-04/murkowski-arctic-issues-about-more-alas
State
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
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 conference...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-20/murkowski-talks-mines-deficit
State | AK legislature
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
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

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