The Obama administration listed the Arctic ringed seal under the Endangered Species Act in 2012, citing the effects of climate change on the ringed seal’s sea ice habitat.
The new punishment is meant to educate the rule-breaker and people in the community about the reasons for the precautions.
A team of international researchers found that heat from rivers melted as much as 10% of Arctic sea ice between 1980 and 2015.
Villages from the Yukon River Delta north to Kivalina reported severe weather, including high seas.
One climatologist forecasts sea ice will form late, the extent will be below average, and it will be similar to last year’s.
Last year saw the lowest fall sea ice extent in the Chukchi Sea on record — and this year’s sea ice extent is still way below the historical average.
The Alaska Federation of Natives Convention came to a close Friday with little discussion about how to respond to climate change.
Northern and Northwest Alaska now have the highest case rates in the state.
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.
The recent lawsuits over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and National Petroleum Reserve are a lot to keep track of. Casey Grove spoke to Tegan Hanlon to try to sort it all out.