The time for climate action is now
A new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report details how extreme fires, heat and flooding are in our future unless we act now.
What is Arctic diplomacy and why does it matter?
The U.S. is working with partners on the Arctic Council to address climate change and the changing environment in the Arctic region.
United States is a committed partner in the Arctic
The United States is working with Arctic partners to ensure a peaceful, prosperous and environmentally healthy future for the region.
U.S. Coast Guard’s Polar Star docks after Arctic research
Working with its partners, the U.S. Coast Guard is training the next generation of Arctic sailors and helping to ensure a secure, rules-based Arctic Region.
U.S. focuses on ‘emerging challenges’ in Arctic
The United States joined the seven other Arctic nations at a gathering to strengthen cooperation and ensure the Arctic region remains free of conflict.
Nations band together to conserve fish in central Arctic Ocean
A 16-year moratorium on commercial fishing in the central Arctic Ocean is one tool to protect the Arctic and its resources.
Alaska’s wilderness lures visitors from around the globe
Tourists from around the world are increasingly traveling to Alaska, and it’s easy to see why: to experience nature in its wildest majesty.
U.S. hands chairmanship of Arctic Council to Finland [video]
The nations and peoples of the Arctic have been meeting regularly for the past 20 years. Next stop is Alaska, where the U.S. will pass the gavel to Finland.
For Earth Day, a free poster
On Earth Day, April 22, celebrate the many species of wildlife that make the Earth's polar regions their home. This free poster is available for printing.