The review could result in polar bears being “uplisted” to endangered, with further protections, or de-listed altogether.
Bering Strait regional nonprofit Kawerak has published a language glossary that provides research, science, policy and resource management terms in English, Inupiaq, St. Lawrence Island Yupik and Yup’ik.
The federal agency listed polar bears as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in 2008.
Researchers on the Sikuliaq have used an array of technology to survey the ocean floor of the Canada Basin and adjacent Chukchi Borderlands.
The U.S. Arctic Research Commission is an eight-member board that advises on Arctic policy and research priorities.
The festival will include a cultural summit, an Indigenous peoples’ forum, traditional sports competitions and a 43-mile boat crossing of the Bering Strait.
Seal meat makes up a good portion of what’s in subsistence hunters’ freezers in Kotzebue. But the sea ice the seals haul out on is diminishing, and new research shows that’s shortening the window to hunt seals.
The melting has implications for people far from Greenland. The ice loss is helping drive sea level rise, threatening coastal communities around the world with flooding.
The announcement calls for a new study that will be a supplement to the 2019 environmental impact statement conducted by the Trump administration.
Climate specialist Rick Thoman says the likelihood of these storms becoming more common is high and will continue to rise as our climate changes.