Finland’s ambassador said that for the first time in the country’s history, the majority of its citizens support membership in NATO.
The WWF and British Antarctic Survey are hoping to track the number of Atlantic and Laptev walruses over five years to find out how much climate change may be affecting them.
The agreement includes $312 billion for transportation projects, $65 billion for broadband and $55 billion for ports and waterways.
Eng replaces outgoing state forester Chris Maisch, who served for 21 years before retiring in February.
As of Aug. 31, Arctic sea ice coverage dropped to the third-lowest extent on satellite record for that day, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
In the last two decades, Norway has made a series of changes to lower their recidivism rate — the rate people convicted of crimes re-offend. These changes include making life in prison look a lot more like normal life.
State lawmakers heard from several Arctic stakeholders during a “lunch and learn” on Tuesday, many of whom were in town for a meeting of the international delegation of the Arctic Council.
Petersburg Mayor Mark Jensen will attend an international conference on the arctic in Norway. The conference will address questions regarding climate change and its impacts on oceans and fisheries.
In addition to an $850 billion sovereign wealth fund, Norway has an income tax, a 25 percent sales tax and possibly the highest gasoline prices in the world, according to Norwegian Ambassador Kare Aas.
The meeting, which last happened in 2013 in Iceland, has drawn representatives from countries including Canada, Russia, Iceland, Finland, and Norway.