Some ARCTIC pieces of interest from this past week: – Study: Alaska to lose much of its shallow permafrost by century’s end, Yereth Rosen, ADN – COP21 and the Arctic: What’s at Stake?, Victoria Herrmann, The Arctic Institute – COP21…

Here is some inspiration to kick off your Friday–look at Esau’s smile! He is a really incredible advocate as you’ll read and he gives us lots of hope. Excited that he is representing Alaska and his community in Paris. http://www.sierraclub.org/compass/2015/12/my-experience-secretary-sally-jewell

The Saami of northern Europe are facing threats from all sides. Timber, pulp and mining companies are crowding into their ancestral land, clearing the boreal forests and destroying their livelihoods. Enough is enough: tell Finland to finally adopt the International…

Shocked to read in yesterday’s NYT “Administration Gives Conditional Approval for Shell to Drill in Arctic” New York Times May 11 Article

ARCTIC COUNCIL OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS UPDATE, MARCH 2015 In 2014 Canada took the lead in conducting the first exercise in implementing the 2013 Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution agreement by testing and updating the information and procedures…