In the last several years, Seth Kantner has gathered images and stories from the caribou herds that live near his home on the south side of the Brooks Range.
Based on current forecast models, the entire Norton Sound could be covered in ice by the end of November.
NOAA Fisheries says the whale appears to have swum thousands of miles south from Arctic waters.
In the Northern Bering and Chukchi Seas, there is a growing presence of Alexandrium cysts, an algal bloom that creates harmful saxitoxin.
If the repeal goes through, the leases would be canceled immediately with payments returned to the companies that won the leases.
Conservation groups are cheering the Biden administration’s decision not to appeal a judgment that reversed approval for ConocoPhillips’ plan to develop drilling sites in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
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.