On Wednesday morning, temperatures in the North Slope hub community of Utqiaġvik reached 20 degrees below zero, a record low for April 29.
Despite largely negative input from the public, the AIDEA board voted unanimously to support a resolution to categorize the Ambler Road project as an Arctic Infrastructure project.
That would allow them to put $35 million into the a fund that could later benefit the Ambler Road Project, which they’re also scheduled to vote on.
A warmer climate in the area is having an effect on permafrost and vegetation that caribou eat.
One researcher says now is a key time for studies on Arctic Ocean conditions, before hotter temperatures from climate change become the new normal.
The city of Kotzebue has used wind power for decades to supplement its diesel fuel use. Now it’s about to break ground on a new solar energy project.
Last week, the Native Village of Kivalina joined four Louisiana tribes in a formal complaint to the United Nations.
Despite the drop in temperatures this last-minute cold snap likely won’t change Alaska’s record-breaking climate forecast for the year.
Naloxone — a medication that rapidly reverses the effects of an opioid overdose — has long been used by emergency medics, but now it’s being deployed to police departments and non-profits at the front line of the state’s opioid crisis. Even with millions of new federal dollars being spent, the demand in outpacing the supply.