An agreement to protect Beringia?
I am somewhat stunned about this little bit of news and wonder why it has not been in the headlines before this. I'm afraid you will have to do some reading about it if you are interested. You should be interested. It will have a major impact on our access to the entire North Pacific, the North Pacific fishing grounds, the Alaskan oil fields and the major natural resources of Alaska and the surrounding oceans, access to the Arctic from the Pacific Ocean, essentially the entire economy of the state of Alaska and possibly even Canadian access to the Pacific. Russia will gain a major interest in the control of all of it which it has been trying to regain since it began to regret selling Alaska to the US. I don't see much that the US will gain except the dubious "protection" of a walrus population that has been growing drastically over the past few decades.
The basic story is that there is going to be an agreement signed between the US and Russia (in 2013 by Hillary Clinton)to "protect" a landmass that disappeared more than 13,000 years ago. Now I am all for paying attention to conservation and ecology, but this is more than ecology. This is a major shift in Geopolitics. The story only barely mentions the resistance of Alaskan native populations. Where is the coverage of the reactions of the governments of Alaska and Canada? Why is what amounts to a major treaty being done through the Parks Service???
Here is a link that might be useful: You have got to be kidding me!