Arctic Research Commission

FILE - In this July 21, 2017 file photo, researchers look out from the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica as the sun sets over sea ice floating on the Victoria Strait along the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Studies show the Arctic is heating up twice as fast as the rest of the planet. Scientists are concerned because impacts of a warming Arctic may be felt elsewhere. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Arctic Research Commission director gets presidential award

Not many people go there, outside of the Alaskans that live nearby. But the Arctic region is of vital interest to the U.S.

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