Alaska is likely to stay warm this month, while much of the Lower 48 experiences a cold snap. The culprit is a feature of the jet stream called a Rossby wave.
Alaska Specialty Woods uses salvaged trees to make instrument tops. But this sustainable company still wants the timber industry to stick around.
Logging old growth trees in the Tongass National Forest was supposed to be phased out. The owner at Viking Lumber has struggled to see a future where the business could survive. But this past year has restored some hope.
Dennis Davis started using a drone about three years ago to document the changes in Shishmaref. “I feel that if I don’t do this, we’re basically out of sight, out of mind,” he says.
Two incidents involving Alaska-bound fuel barges transiting the Inside Passage in 13 months has renewed outcry over the hazards of shipping refined petroleum products through the narrow straits of the Inside Passage. Southeast Alaska’s fuel supply mostly runs through Canada’s territorial waters.