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National Strategies For The Arctic And A Review Of Arctic Changes And Congressional Issues

Author : Leonard Deluca
ISBN : 1631172018
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The National Strategy for the Arctic Region sets forth the United States Government's strategic priorities for the Arctic region. This strategy is intended to position the United States to respond effectively to challenges and emerging opportunities arising from significant increases in Arctic activity due to the diminishment of sea ice and the emergence of a new Arctic environment. It defines U.S. national security interests in the Arctic region and identifies prioritized lines of effort, building upon existing initiatives by Federal, state, local, and tribal authorities, the private sector, and international partners, and aims to focus efforts where opportunities exist and action is needed. This book discusses the National Strategy for the Arctic Region in further detail; the Department of Defense Arctic strategy; and provides background and issues in the changes in the Arctic. (Imprint: Nova)

Changes In The Arctic

Author : Julian C. Stephenson
ISBN : 1536138231
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According to the latest CRS report in 2018, the diminishment of Arctic sea ice has led to increased human activities in the arctic, and has heightened interest in, and concerns about, the regions future. The US is an Arctic country and has substantial interests in the region. Changes to the Arctic brought about by warming temperatures will likely allow more exploration for oil, gas and minerals. However, increased oil and gas exploration and tourism (cruise ships) in the Arctic increase the risk of pollution in the region. Additionally, changes in sea ice can directly affect the health of Arctic ecosystems. Mammals such as polar bears and walruses rely on the presence of sea ice for hunting, breeding and migrating. These animals face the threat of declining birth rates and restricted access to food sources because of reduced sea ice coverage and thickness (EPA, 2016). Although there is significant international cooperation in the Arctic issues, the Arctic is increasingly being viewed by some observers as a potential emerging security issue. Some of the Arctic coastal states, particularly Russia, have announced an intention or take actions to enhance their military presences in the high north. US military forces have begun to pay more attention to the region in their planning and operations. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports and Environmental Protection Agency Report (EPA) included in this book provide the readers with the issues, challenges and effects we face today due to Arctic climate changes.

Cis Annual

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ISBN : OSU:32437000616900
Genre : Government publications
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Losing Earth

Author : Nathaniel Rich
ISBN : 1529015839
Genre : History
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Polar Icebreakers In A Changing World

Author : Committee on the Assessment of U.S. Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Roles and Future Needs
ISBN : 9780309665315
Genre : Political Science
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The United States has enduring national and strategic interests in the polar regions, including citizens living above the Arctic circle and three year-round scientific stations in the Antarctic. Polar icebreaking ships are needed to access both regions. Over the past several decades, the U.S. government has supported a fleet of four icebreakers -- three multi-mission U.S. Coast Guard ships (the POLAR SEA, POLAR STAR, and HEALY) and the National Science Foundation’s PALMER, which is dedicated solely to scientific research. Today, the POLAR STAR and the POLAR SEA are at the end of their service lives, and a lack of funds and no plans for an extension of the program has put U.S. icebreaking capability at risk. This report concludes that the United States should continue to support its interests in the Arctic and Antarctic for multiple missions, including maintaining leadership in polar science. The report recommends that the United States immediately program, budget, design, and construct two new polar icebreakers to be operated by the U.S. Coast Guard. The POLAR SEA should remain mission capable and the POLAR STAR should remain available for reactivation until the new polar icebreakers enter service. The U.S. Coast Guard should be provided sufficient operations and maintenance budget to support an increased, regular, and influential presence in the Arctic, with support from other agencies. The report also calls for a Presidential Decision Directive to clearly align agency responsibilities and budgetary authorities.

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : OSU:32437122109164
Genre : Law
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National Security Strategy Of The United States

Author : George Bush
ISBN : OCLC:255593990
Genre : National security
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Changes In The Arctic

Author : Ronald O'Rourke
ISBN : 9781437931822
Genre : Arctic regions
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The diminishment of Arctic sea ice has led to increased human activities in the Arctic, and has heightened concerns about the region¿s future. Contents of this report: (1) Intro.; (2) Background: Definitions of the Arctic: Arctic Circle Definition and Resulting Arctic Countries; (3) Issues for Congress: Climate Change and Loss of Arctic Sea Ice; Territorial Claims and Sovereignty Issues; Commercial Sea Transport.; Regulation of Arctic Shipping; Oil, Gas, and Mineral Exploration:Extent of the Continental Margin; Minerals; Environ. and Economics; Oil Pollution and Pollution Response; Response and Cleanup Challenges in the Arctic Region; Fisheries; Indigenous People; Effects of Climate Change; U.S. Military Forces. Illus. This is a print on demand report.

Environment Abstracts

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ISBN : UOM:39015023881777
Genre : Ecology
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This database encompasses all aspects of the impact of people and technology on the environment and the effectiveness of remedial policies and technologies, featuring more than 950 journals published in the U.S. and abroad. The database also covers conference papers and proceedings, special reports from international agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, associations and private corporations. Other materials selectively indexed include significant monographs, government studies and newsletters.

The Environment Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015048704244
Genre : Conservation of natural resources
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