The Republican-led Senate is sure to block the provisions, so the measures serve primarily as a statement of Democratic values and to draw attention to what environmentalists view as endangered land in Alaska.
2020 would have been a big year for cruising in Nome with fourteen ships originally scheduled to make port.
A resident from the North Slope Borough has tested positive for COVID-19. This is the first positive case in the region.
Environmentalists say the Trump administration is taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to advance Pebble as well as other Alaska projects while the public and the press are distracted.
The pilot of a charter plane is dead after crashing near Teshekpuk Lake southeast of Utqiagvik Thursday night.
Public health experts have credited measures like the quarantine order with holding Alaska’s COVID-19 case count below every other state in the country, and at least one warns that revoking it could cause a flare-up.
New research from the University of Alaska Fairbanks utilizing radar instruments positioned on satellites has led to a breakthrough in lake methane emission research.
On Wednesday morning, temperatures in the North Slope hub community of Utqiaġvik reached 20 degrees below zero, a record low for April 29.
The North Slope Borough is backing out of a tentative deal to rent RavnAir Group’s Utqiaġvik hangar and is reasserting its right to use Ravn’s assets to support air service to its communities during the coronavirus emergency.
Oil giant ConocoPhillips announced Wednesday that it’s shutting down its drill rigs on the remote North Slope oil fields, and placing them into long-term storage, to protect its employees and contractors during the coronavirus pandemic.