With the coronavirus making an in-person convention unsafe, the state’s largest annual gathering of Indigenous people came together virtually.
Scientists have found that as sea ice has dwindled in Arctic waters, a new predator has moved in to feed on the marine mammals: killer whales.
“You’re going into the region to the land where people own,” said assembly member Walter Sampson. “And we expect companies to make sure that they take their word to make sure that regional employees are the number one in this region to be hired.”
Since 2007, walruses have been hauling out on land between their hunts. Before they’d populate sea ice patches, but that hasn’t been reliable in recent years.
A new program from the FCC is giving tribes across the country the opportunity to claim licenses within the 2.5 GHz spectrum that would allow them to provide broadband to their communities.
In a statement made June 30 the air carrier says that passengers who repeatedly refuse to wear a mask on a flight will be issued a warning in the form of a yellow card.
The Ambler Road project, has been a lightning rod for controversy for years, pitting the desire to expand business and mining interests in the state against the concerns over impacts to the environment and subsistence.
The 576-kilowatt project in Kotzebue is the second largest in the state, next to the Willow Solar Farm in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.
DEC officials say one potential area of risk is the Kobuk River, which is about 160 feet away from the extent of the spill.
The theme highlights “the challenges and opportunities the Native community and all Alaskans face, including responding to and recovering from the pandemic and resulting economic downturn.”