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US signs treaty to protect Arctic, giving some hope for Paris agreement

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US secretary of state Rex Tillerson at the Arctic Council meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska. Photograph: Alexander Shcherbak/TASS/Getty Images

Secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, signs a commitment to curb greenhouse gas emissions and to extend scientific cooperation in the Arctic region

May 12, 2017 — Environmental campaigners were given some hope that the US may stick to its commitments under the Paris climate change treaty when Rex Tillerson, the US secretary of state, signed a commitment to protect the Arctic and extend scientific co-operation. Continue reading US signs treaty to protect Arctic, giving some hope for Paris agreement

Russia and climate change follow Tillerson to Arctic

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TRAVELING SECRETARY. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Fairbanks, Alaska May 10, 2017. Photo courtesy US State Department

America’s top diplomat is in Fairbanks, Alaska, to chair a meeting of the 8-nation Arctic Council, a policy forum for countries with territory in the great white north

FAIRBANKS, USA (May 11, 2017)— US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson travelled about as far from Washington as he could without leaving the United States, but could not escape questions about Russia and climate change. Continue reading Russia and climate change follow Tillerson to Arctic