- Associated Press - Friday, July 17, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The White House has confirmed that President Obama will travel to Alaska next month for a climate change meeting.

White House spokeswoman Hallie Ruvin in a statement says the president on Aug. 31 will visit Anchorage to address the State Department’s GLACIER conference.

She says foreign ministers from Arctic nations and key non-Arctic states will gather to discuss how climate change is reshaping the Arctic.

Scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders from Alaska and the Arctic also will attend.

The conference will seek to increase global awareness of how Arctic climate change is affecting the rest of the world.

Ruvin says more details about Obama’s travel will be released in upcoming weeks.

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