Trump pledges to build icebreakers but doesn't say how he'll pay for them

President Donald Trump pledged Wednesday to build icebreaker ships that the Coast Guard has long sought to be able to navigate polar waterways, but it was unclear whether his vision differs fundamentally from a plan established during the Obama administration.

Of Snow, Fire and Stars

The brutal cold of winter in northern Alaska near the Koyukuk River, where any mishap could bring peril.

Arctic nations to meet amid unsettled U.S. stance on climate change

If there is to be drama in Fairbanks, it may come in the form of the traditional closing statement, and how much it refers to global warming broadly or specifically to the landmark 2015 Paris climate accord, in which the United States and most other nations agreed to reduce their carbon emissions.

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