The Antiquities Act, which is used to designate national monuments, is “as relevant in Alaska as anywhere else and maybe even more because of climate change,” according to Erik Grafe with Earthjustice.
Some climate researchers believe that we are at the point where we can’t reduce our emissions enough to make a difference in the Arctic, so a group of Arizona physicists have hatched a plan to refreeze the Arctic with the help of 10 million wind-powered pumps.
Ocean acidification has been big news lately. Experts have spoken about the possible consequences for shellfish and the critters that eat them but, its actual impact in Southeast Alaska is not known. Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Research, a network of 15 Southeast tribes, hopes to answer that question.