Antarctica & Arctic

"Russia Thwarts Plan for Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary, China on Board"

"SYDNEY, Australia - Russia has again thwarted attempts to create the world’s largest ocean sanctuary in Antarctica, the final country opposing the protection of a vast swathe of rich waters from fishing, after a revised international plan won support from China."

Source: Reuters, 11/02/2015

Secret Reports to Congress — Revealed for Environmental Reporters

New expert background reports of interest to environmental journalists and the public have been published by the Federation of American Scientists Project on Government Secrecy.

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Feds Open Unclassified Spy Satellite Data on Arctic to Public

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, which runs satellites collecting geodata both classified and unclassified, has put up a new Web page with Arctic information. It just went up, and it's as little geeky, but it shows promise for longer-term utility.

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"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


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