A view of the sea near Kivalina, Alaska, in May 2014. Normally the ice would have been solid into June.
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A view of the sea near Kivalina, Alaska, in May 2014. Normally the ice would have been solid into June.
Credit: Suzanne Tennant

Obama's Arctic Visit Highlights A Fast-Changing Region

President Barack Obama becomes the first sitting president to set foot on U.S. soil north of the Arctic Circle on Wednesday. Marcie Sillman talks to Nadine Fabbi, managing director of the Canadian Studies Center at the University of Washington, about why the Arctic is increasingly important to U.S. foreign policy.