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…More
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The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Active has been back at its home port of Port Angeles for about a month now, but please accept a belated thank you from a grateful landlubber. The 74 men and women aboard Active, led by Cmdr. Philip Crigler, returned from a 70-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean,…More
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…More