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Interagency Annapolis Symposium will take a Multi-Faceted Look at Potential Effects of Diminishing Arctic Sea Ice

4/30/2009 A June symposium at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. will address the changing state of Arctic sea ice conditions and the present and potential future affects on naval, maritime, and associated activities and operations in the region. More

NASA Video: Scientist Explains the Global Importance of Arctic Sea Ice for the Average Person

4/14/2009 Tom Wagner, NASA cryosphere program scientist, discusses the various ways that sea ice is important; from regulating global temperatures to restricting--or facilitating--global commerce. He also discusses the significance of IPY. More

Antarctic Treaty / Arctic Council Joint Meeting Washington Ministerial Declaration on the International Polar Year and Polar Science

4/6/2009 The first of 10 points urges "states, national and international scientific bodies, and other interested parties to cooperate to deliver a lasting legacy from the IPY, and to support appropriate infrastructures to achieve this." More

Sec. Clinton's Remarks at the Joint Session of the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting and the Arctic Council

4/6/2009 The genius of the Antarctic Treaty lies in its relevance today. It was written to meet the challenges of an earlier time, but it and its related instruments remain a key tool in our efforts to address an urgent threat of this time, climate change... More