Winter storms and blustery weather buffeting the Bering Sea this month have reduced sea ice coverage by almost 25% since late January. Sea ice in the Bering Sea is typically solid and stable this time of year, but scientists and communities are observing large areas of open water, and where there is ice, much of it is shifting.
A 9,000-year-old child’s tooth found in a cave near Deering, Alaska, belonged to a “relative of all other Native Americans,” says archaeologist Jeff Rasic. The tooth is the oldest human remains found in the Arctic.
The facility is the first of its kind in the Norton Sound region and will have room for ten occupants. It will give elders in the region an option to receive services in a location closer to their home communities.