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Icebreakers: Essential Assets for a Changing Arctic Report
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea is towed stern-first into the Port of Seattle for major engine repairs, March 2004. (AP/Elaine Thompson)

Icebreakers: Essential Assets for a Changing Arctic

Without decisive action to fund and build new heavy icebreakers for the U.S. Coast Guard, the United States puts its environment and national security in harm’s way.

Shiva Polefka

Safeguarding the Arctic Report
A boy walks along the banks of the Newtok River in the village of Newtok, Alaska. (AP/Al Grillo)

Safeguarding the Arctic

National security, coastal communities, and the environment are at stake as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry takes the helm of the Arctic Council.

Cathleen Kelly, Miranda Peterson

Time to Update 1980s Air Quality Standards for Drilling in the Arctic Report

Time to Update 1980s Air Quality Standards for Drilling in the Arctic

New air quality regulations from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management should require that oil and gas companies seeking to drill in the Arctic limit black carbon emissions low enough to protect the climate in addition to human health.

Rebecca Lefton

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