Arctic policy

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


A research plan for the peoples of the Arctic …


A new Arctic research plan – same as the old plan …


Brian Schlumbohm, Fort Wainwright public affairs

The Army’s highest-ranking soldier in Alaska says the military trains here so it can operate in the Arctic, which he calls one of the world’s most difficult environments. And Major General Mike Shields says it’s becoming more complex with climate change.


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The University of Alaska-Fairbanks kicked-off Arctic Day 2014 Wednesday with an exhibition of UAF’s research projects in the region, and a talk about how climate change is reshaping it. The keynote speaker says the United States and Alaska must adapt more quickly to a warming Arctic. And she says news media must do a better job in communicating the importance of responding to those changes.