Nat Herz, Alaska's Energy Desk - Anchorage

Democratic presidential candidates spent 7 hours talking climate change. Alaska was barely mentioned.

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.

With ANWR drilling on its doorstep, an Alaska Native village is poised to profit

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.