The North Slope community of Deadhorse is an unusual place. Its No. 1 purpose is to serve the oil field its next to: Prudhoe Bay. There are no houses, there’s no downtown and no parks; just a series of industrial lots and gravel roads in the middle of the tundra. But Deadhorse does have a store. And the man who runs it is retiring this month, after 42 years.
Scientists, other officials working on projects related to Arctic contaminants, clean energy, oil spill response, identifying migratory bird breeding grounds, and preventing the influx of ‘invasive alien species’.