Antarctica & Arctic

"Obama Administration Looking for ‘Balance’ in Arctic Policy"

"President Barack Obama will arrive today in Alaska, expected to touch down this afternoon in Anchorage, and his three-day visit will showcase the impacts of global climate change on Alaskans, primarily those in coastal communities."

Source: Fairbanks News-Miner, 08/31/2015

"Obama’s Alaska Visit Puts Climate, Not Energy, in Forefront"

"President Obama will travel to Alaska on Monday to call for urgent and aggressive action to tackle climate change, capitalizing on a poignant tableau of melting glaciers, crumbling permafrost and rising sea levels to illustrate the immediacy of an issue he hopes to make a central element of his legacy."

Source: NY Times, 08/31/2015

"Shell's Arctic Plan Counters U.S. Walrus Protections: Green Groups"

"Green groups urged the U.S. Department of Interior on Tuesday to revoke the agency's conditional approval of Royal Dutch Shell's 2015 Arctic oil exploration plan, saying it runs counter to established protections for walruses."

Source: Reuters, 06/24/2015


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