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Voices of Alaska: U.S. has opportunity to focus on Arctic issues

...2015, the United States will assume the chair of the Arctic Council, the intergovernmental forum among the eight nations...When the United States takes over as chair of the Arctic Council, I am hopeful that our agenda will include support...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-11-18/voices-of-alaska-us-has-opportuni
Opinion
What others say: Need for icebreakers keeps getting cold shoulder

...don't convince us they are. This is a mistake that needs rectifying.The U.S. will take over chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2015. Sitting at the big chair at the table means little if our country limps when it comes to securing the resources...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-11-19/what-others-say-need-for-icebreak
Opinion
Former Coast Guard chief tapped as Arctic diplomat

...said of Papp, who stepped down as Coast Guard commandant just two months ago.The U.S. next year will chair the Arctic Council, which is made up of eight nations that reach into the Arctic Circle and aims to protect the thawing region as its...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-16/former-coast-guard-chief-tapped-as-a
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What others say: Arctic issues are Alaska issues

...them. In fact, we're also the only member of the Arctic Council who hasn't signed the treaty.The Law of the Sea...built upon.When Canada's term as chair of the Arctic Council ends in 2015, the U.S. will take the reins through...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-01-06/what-others-say-arctic-issues-are
Opinion
Noting Alaska's role, Hagel unveils first U.S. Arctic strategy

...will look to the other members of the eight-nation Arctic Council to better understand the Arctic environment as it...international challenges.The U.S. is set to chair the Arctic Council in 2015; Canada currently occupies that role...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-04/noting-alaskas-role-hagel-unveils-fi
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Scientist cite contaminant risk in Arctic subsistence

...panel of five scientists from the Arctic Council noted that chemicals carried from...One of the tasks of the Arctic Council is to determine if there is a...values.'' The 150-member Arctic Council meets every two years in one of...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/042800/ala_042800ala0140001.shtml
Alaska
Parnell tries to put brakes on Treadwell

...Treadwell.Parnell told Treadwell that he was delegating to him responsibility for being the state's liaison to the Arctic Council and the Arctic Research Commission.But that delegation of authority Parnell said "is not meant as a broad delegation...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-08-08/parnell-tries-to-put-brakes-on-tread
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China's bad air affects Alaska

...mercury, too. Bioaccumulation The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme, one of five working groups of the Arctic Council, advises the United States and seven other arctic nations on pollution threats to the region. Studies by the AMAP...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/080808/new_261913816.shtml
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