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Stories with place: Arctic
  • On Arctic voyage, Obama banks on power of his celebrity story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-03-15 9:43 am

    KOTZEBUE, Alaska - President Barack Obama brought no grand policy pronouncements, new legislative proposals or major tranches of federal aid with him to Alaska. Instead, he sought to use the power of his own celebrity to command attention to the issue of climate change.

  • White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 8:56 am

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska.

  • White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip story has photos
    Updated: Aug-30-15 10:54 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska.

  • Global warming carving changes into Alaska in fire and ice story has photos
    Updated: Aug-30-15 3:02 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it.

  • In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy story has photos
    Updated: Aug-29-15 1:40 pm

    WASHINGTON - With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil.

  • Clinton seeks distance from Obama on climate change issues story has photos
    Updated: Aug-19-15 3:08 am

    NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Hillary Rodham Clinton is voicing opposition to President Barack Obama's authorization for oil drilling in the Alaska Arctic and his delays on Keystone XL, in some of the clearest signs of the Democratic front-runner distancing herself from the president.

  • Approval of Arctic drilling comes just before Obama's visit story has photos
    Updated: Aug-18-15 12:22 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's approval of drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean clashes with the message President Barack Obama will deliver when he visits Alaska to emphasize the dangers of climate change, some environmental groups say.

  • Feds allow Shell to drill for oil in Arctic Ocean off Alaska story has photos
    Updated: Aug-17-15 6:41 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The federal government on Monday gave Royal Dutch Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades.

  • Sullivan: Russian moves highlight Arctic concerns story has photos
    Updated: Aug-17-15 5:59 pm

    JUNEAU, Alaska - U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan said the Russians are looking to militarize the Arctic, making it all the more important for the U.S. to have a broad Arctic strategy that includes having sufficient troops based in Alaska.

  • Coast Guard files charges against Portland protesters 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 11:32 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - The U.S. Coast Guard says it is fining five Greenpeace protesters $5,000 each for dangling from a bridge over the Willamette River and blocking a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland for an Arctic drilling operation.

  • Federal appeals court hears arguments on polar bear habitat 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 6:34 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A federal plan designating a huge swath of the U.S. Arctic as critical polar bear habitat should be upheld over the objections of the state of Alaska, petroleum industry groups and communities along Alaska's north coast, a Justice Department lawyer told an appeals court Tuesday.

  • Russia bids for vast Arctic territories at UN story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 2:22 pm

    MOSCOW - Russia has submitted a revised bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.