Arctic Council

Finland pledges Arctic cooperation … 


A first-of-its kind pan-Arctic meeting of local leaders …


A new mission for an Alaskan Arctic Council committee …


Tim Ellis/KUAC

The environmental organization World Wide Fund for Nature says the Arctic Council and its eight member nations need to do more to conserve the region’s ecosystems and promote its biological diversity. An official with the organization outlined those and other findings Wednesday at one of the many events being held at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in the lead-up to today’s Arctic Council ministerial meeting.


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The Week of the Arctic gets under way today here on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. Dozens of Arctic science- and policy-related events will be held throughout the week, culminating in Thursday’s Arctic Council ministerial meetings, when U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will hand over the council chairmanship to his counterpart from Finland.


Looking back at the U.S. Arctic Council chairmanship ...


No new U.S. Arctic policy – at least, not yet …


Bringing broadband to the Arctic …


Tim Ellis/KUAC

Fairbanks and Anchorage will both get a big economic boost in May during a series of events to be held in conjunction with a major meeting of top diplomats from the eight Arctic Council member nations. The Week of the Arctic will also enable the peoples of those nations to share their cultures.

Planning for the ‘Fairbanks Ministerial’ …


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