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Remains of Lost 1800s Whaling Fleet Discovered Off Alaska’s Arctic Coast

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,History,Science/Technology

http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2016/010616-remains-of-lost-1800s-whaling-fleet-discovered-off-alaskas-arctic-coast.html

Press release on the discovery of two whaling ships which were among a fleet of 33 ships which were trapped and crushed in ice in September 1871. Global warming is credited with making the discovery of the ships possible. Also describes the rescue of the trapped sailors and the import of the event. From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume E-11, Part 2, Documents on South America, 1973-1976

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Latin America

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76ve11p2

Covers the foreign relations diplomacy of the U.S. with Latin America during the Nixon/Ford years with the exception of relations with Chile and Panama. Reviews the rise and fall of the so-called “New Dialogue” approach to U.S.-Latin American relations during these years. From the State Department

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1981-1988, Volume XIII, Conflict in the South Atlantic, 1981-1984

Categories: Argentina,Foreign Affairs,Great Britain,History,Latin America

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1981-88v13

Documents the response of the Reagan Administration to the 1982 war between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the South Sandwich Islands. From the State Department

 

Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Communism,Energy,Foreign Affairs,History,Homeland Security,Russia,United Nations

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2015/12/250337.htm

Includes newly available digital volumes for 1945 and 1946 and 3 volumes from the 1969-1976 series covering the Soviet Union, National Security Policy, 1969-1972, and the Energy Crisis, 1969-1974. From the State Department

 

U. S. Climate Change Policy in the 1980s

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,History,Treaties

http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB536-Reagan-Bush-Recognized-Need-for-US-Leadership-on-Climate-Change-in-1980s/

A collection of 11 documents, obtained through FOIA requests, which reveal the concerns of members of the Reagan and H.W. Bush administrations about the threat posed by climate change and the need to support the Montreal Protocol. From the National Security Archive

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXVI, Arms Control and Nonproliferation

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Affairs,History,Nuclear Arms,WMD

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v26

Provides documents about the Carter administration’s multilateral, non-strategic arms control policy, including anti-satellite talks, chemical and biological warfare, conventional arms talks, nuclear test ban proposals and more. From the State Department

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XX, Eastern Europe

Categories: Communism,East Europe,Foreign Affairs,History,Russia

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v20

Focuses on U.S. foreign policy toward the Communist countries of Eastern Europe, except Poland, during the Jimmy Carter administration.   From the State Department

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976: Volume E-16: Documents on Chile, 1969-1973

Categories: Chile,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,History,Latin America

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76ve16

Serves as an online only supplement to Volume 21: Chile, 1969-1973. Covers the time period of the election of Salvador Allende, the military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet, and the actions and attitudes of the U.S. government toward these regimes. Includes a selection of presidential tape recordings. From the State Department

 

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