Many of the Alaska Native residents of Kaktovik, the one small village inside the refuge, see oil development as an opportunity, though some remain deeply skeptical.
For years, the Alaska Supreme Court has stymied conservatives’ efforts to limit state-funded abortion. On Friday, GOP Gov. Mike Dunleavy employed a new tactic: He vetoed $335,000 from the Supreme Court’s budget, in a move that critics say threatens the judiciary’s independence.
Scientists aren’t calling climate change or declining sea ice the smoking gun yet. But they’ve seen enough other events that have come along with Arctic warming, like sea bird die-offs, that they’re asking questions.
Officials are studying whether the existing path of the park’s 92-mile road can be spared from a creeping landslide. Scientists say it could be a preview of Denali’s future as permafrost thaws.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Friday that the 70 dead whales seen this year in the U.S. constitute “an unusual mortality event.”
A 2017 NOAA survey saw huge amounts of pollock and cod in the northern Bering Sea. Was it an isolated event, or the start of a long-term trend?
Researchers are trying to determine the cause of a gray whale die-off along the West Coast, including Alaska. And they’re looking at whether recent warming trends in the Arctic, and reduced sea ice, have affected their prey.
The Trump administration is appealing a court ruling that blocked plans to build a long-sought road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.
People who work with released prisoners say the best way to combat crime is enhancing access to programs that target mental health problems and drug addiction — not increasing prison terms.
Clark Penney’s company, Penney Capital, was hired to help a Dunleavy administration initiative to bring new businesses to Alaska and expand existing ones. Officials justified the no-bid contract by citing its urgency and Penney’s experience working with wealthy investors.