U.S. Takes Lead in Bid to Cope With Arctic Meltdown

The United States will begin its leadership of the Arctic Council at an international meeting in Iqaluit, Canada, on Friday, beginning a two-year term in which the State Department has signaled it will focus heavily on climate change. Secretary of State John Kerry—who was often the lone member of Congress to attend U.N. climate talks—will assume the chairmanship from the Canadian environmental minister whose tenure at the council's helm has focused on economic expansion