As oil prices continue to plummet, some corporations are scaling back on expensive exploration projects — like drilling in Arctic waters.
This week the President issued an executive Order – Enhancing Coordination of National Efforts in the Arctic.
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats held a hearing entitled “The United States as an Arctic Nation: Opportunities in the High North”.
Shrinking sea ice is wreaking havoc on Arctic ringed seals (Phoca hispida hispida), which live throughout the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus met with senior research personnel and faculty members at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Dec. 5 to discuss the role of the U.S. Navy in the arctic.
As he contemplates dealing with crumbling shores, melting ice and other changes in the rapidly changing Arctic, Admiral Robert Papp looks back at the rough and tumble New York City of the 1970s for inspiration.
Arctic experts and policymakers gathered at a Washington, D.C. think-tank today to focus on how the U.S. might wield its leadership when it assumes the chairmanship of the Arctic Council next year. Recommendations ranged from the lofty to the concrete.
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing on implementing U. S policy in the Arctic.