Arctic Watch Headlines 06/01/2023

US opening first diplomatic mission above Arctic Circle
YAHOO!News, 2023-06-01
The United States plans to open its first diplomatic mission above the Arctic Circle, its northernmost such facility in the world. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said at a press conference on Thursday after attending a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Oslo,

US to open diplomatic station in Arctic Norway, says Blinken
Reuters on, 2023-06-01
The U.S. will open its northernmost diplomatic station in the Norwegian Arctic town of Tromsoe, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday, at a time when cooperation among the Arctic nations has been hit by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Foggy future for Arctic shipping as sea ice melts
The Guardian, 2023-06-01
By 2100 increased fogginess caused by global warming could add days to travel in the region

Arctic risks loom large as Blinken tours NATO’s north
Seattle Times, 2023-06-01
As polar ice melts, Russia, already a major Arctic power, wants to make the region its own. China has ambitions for a “Polar Silk Road.” And NATO is embracing Finland.

US to open northernmost diplomatic post in Norway; only mission above Arctic Circle
Associated Press on, 2023-06-01
The United States will soon open a small diplomatic mission in Norway that will be its northernmost in the world and only such facility above the Arctic Circle. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the move on Thursday as competition over the high north’s resources with Russia intensifies.

SeaWorld San Diego oversells zippy and fun Arctic Rescue coaster as more than it is
Orange County Register, 2023-06-01
SeaWorld San Diego bills Arctic Rescue as the fastest and longest straddle coaster on the West Coast – but the accolades are a bit overblown for a family coaster that really isn’t that fast or

United States to Open Diplomatic Station in Arctic Norway
U.S. News & World Report, 2023-06-01
OSLO (Reuters) – The United States will open its northernmost diplomatic station in the Norwegian town of Tromsoe, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a news conference in Norway on Thursday.

NATO launches Arctic manoeuvres, vowing to protect newest member Finland
Reuters, 2023-05-31
NATO countries are in the middle of Arctic military manoeuvres, vowing on Tuesday to defend their newest member, Finland, which is hosting its first joint NATO exercise in the region since becoming the 31st member of the Western alliance in April.

Glastonbury 2023: How to watch as Arctic Monkeys return for third headline set
YAHOO!News, 2023-05-31
You do big shows, big festivals all the time. But it’s a different beast, Glastonbury,’ Alex Turner said of 2013 headline slot

US To Open First Arctic Diplomatic Post In Norway
Barron’s, 2023-06-01
The United States will open its first diplomatic post north of the Arctic Circle in Norway as climate change raises interest in the region, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Thursday.