The rapid melting of Arctic ice has triggered political and economic competition among the world's great powers. Even China is getting into the act. Is the US holding its own? Can a remote and massive part of the world be preserved as well as developed? Also, the UN General Assembly and President Obama's "Political Potholes." On Reporter's Notebook, a Mormon blogger may be excommunicated for questioning Mormon teachings, but not for criticizing Mitt Rommey.
Banner image: A local fisherman sets out in his boat, weaving his way through the sea ice in Greenland. Photo by banyanman/flickr