In a prime-time presidential climate change forum, Democrats spent seven hours on the issue. But there was no substantive discussion of Alaska, even though the state is one of the most affected by global warming.
Joe Balash, the Trump-appointee who pushed to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil leasing, is taking a job with Oil Search, a company developing an oil project 100 miles to the west of the refuge.
If wildfire frequency and temperature rise in Alaska like the paper’s authors expect, broadleaf trees like birch and aspen could become dominant.
If you don’t work for an oil company, you might be wondering: Why should I care? And why does this matter? We asked and answered some of the big questions about the Hilcorp-BP Alaska deal.
Alaska GOP Gov. Mike Dunleavy opposes new taxes. But in a poll he quietly commissioned earlier this year, a narrow majority of respondents supported them.
There are more insects in the forest than other years, but experts say climate is the biggest factor for fires.
A 19-mile stretch of the Parks Highway was closed some 80 miles north of Anchorage, as authorities called for the evacuation of a subdivision that only has one road in and out.
The daughter of recently-deceased state Sen. Chris Birch, Tali Birch Kindred, is seeking to fill his seat in the Alaska Senate, according to documents she filed with state regulators Friday.
It’s still too early to know if petroleum even exists in the refuge in commercially-viable quantities. But if it’s found, Kaktovik’s residents are simultaneously positioned to be among the biggest beneficiaries, and to experience some of the biggest disruptions.
One of the biggest ideological fractures complicating this year’s legislative session is within the Alaska Republican Party. And that’s creating some strange bedfellows.