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July 15, 2014 at 6:45 AM

The Arctic as the 21st century Northwest Passage

The headline is how U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Everett., describes the role and challenges facing the United States in the climate change evolving Arctic. The North Pole is rich with mineral resources, and the¬†looming shortcut for shipping is attracting lots of attention. The topic has even caught the attention of the National Journal, a distinguished…


Comments | Topics: Arctic, coast guard, icebreakers

May 17, 2013 at 7:15 AM

As the ice melts, the Arctic Council is very cool

China, Japan, India, Italy, South Korea and Singapore hardly leap to mind when the Arctic is mentioned, but each country hotly pursued permanent observer status on the Arctic Council. The scramble to attach themselves to the council, where the senior leadership meets every two years, is an indication of the dramatic changes and perceived opportunities that…


Comments | Topics: Arctic, Arctic Council, China