Alaska Dispatch

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Permafrost may be mostly invisible underground, but the consequences of its thawing will be anything but.

U.S. President Barack Obama will use his trip to Alaska later this month as the backdrop of a message to the world about climate change, he announced in a video message.

Senator Lisa Murkowski, Alaska, and Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington, have introduced a bill that would authorize the Navy to build up to six icebreakers for use by the U.S. Coast Guard.

One of the leading authorities on the physics of northern seas is predicting an ice-free Arctic Ocean by the year 2020.