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Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Crossing of the North Pole by the U.S.S. Nautilus

7/14/2008 A resolution introduced by Rep. Joe Courtney, (D-Conn.) More

Testimony by Mead Treadwell before the Senate Commerce Committee: "Is America Prepared For An Accessible Arctic?"

6/24/2008 The remarks of the chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission as given in June of 2008. More

Remarks by Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne on the Decision to List the Polar Bear as "Threatened"

5/15/2008 The Department of the Interior announced May 14 that it is accepting the recommendation of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the bear as a threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). More

Statement by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.: Senate Environment & Public Works Committtee Oversight Hearing on Polar Bear Listing

4/2/2008 Today, the Committee will conduct an oversight hearing on the Bush administration's delay of the listing of the polar bear. This listing is months overdue, in violation of the Endangered Species Act. More

Minority Statement Senate Environment & Public Works Committee: Polar Bears Potential ESA Listing Called ‘Regulatory Monster’

4/2/2008 Worldwide polar bear population numbers are at or near all-time highs, especially in comparison to 40-50 years ago. Listing polar bears...will alter the original intent of ESA and may create “a regulatory monster of unprecedented proportions.” More

C-SPAN Video Available on Web: Impact of Global Warming on the Arctic

11/30/2007 On Nov. 26 at a forum sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, experts discussed the effects of global warming on conditions in the arctic. View a Web-based version of C-SPAN 2's coverage. Available only in Windows Media format. More

The Arctic: Remarks Given at the University of Québec at Montréal

4/19/2007 Remarks by Evan T. Bloom, deputy director for polar and scientific affairs, to the Conference on the United States, Climate Change and the Arctic Renewed American Interest in a Changing North. More

"Arctic Science: What We Can Do, We Must Do"

3/26/2007 A speech by Arden L. Bement, Jr., director of the National Science Foundation, given in Hanover, N.H. on March 15, 2007 during the Arctic Science Summit. More

U.S. Launch of the International Polar Year 2007-2008

2/26/2007 Paula J. Dobriansky, under secretary for democracy and global affairs at the State Department, stresses three IPY themes in remarks given Feb. 26, 2007 at the National Academies of Science in Washington D.C.. More

Webcast Celebrates U.S. IPY Launch

2/26/2007 The heads of U.S. government research agencies, polar scientists and important political figures with an interest in Arctic and Antarctic research took part in the IPY Opening Ceremony at the National Academies of Science in Washington D.C. More
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