It’s the highest temperature recorded in Utqiagvik between Oct. 30 and April 22 in more than a century of monitoring.
Snails and mussels are particularly important to commercially harvested fish like halibut and yellowfin sole, along with being prey for the Pacific walruses.
Numerous studies and Indigenous whalers’ reports are documenting more killer whales spending more time and making more predation attempts in far-north waters.
Almost 30 years ago, a group of Kaktovik students invented a numbering system that reflected the way they counted in Iñupiaq and made math more intuitive for them.
Caribou and reindeer populations have been declining around the circumpolar north.
It’s not clear what, practically speaking, the new federal Arctic strategy could mean for people in Alaska.
The document says the strategy “acknowledges increasing strategic competition in the Arctic since 2013, exacerbated by Russia’s unprovoked war in Ukraine.”
A storm is forecast to hit Alaska’s northwest coast with high winds and coastal flooding, starting Wednesday night and continuing into Friday.
Drained lake basins make up more than half of the Arctic coastal plain, the part of the Alaska map that most resembles Swiss cheese.
Ten electric vehicles set out Friday from Fairbanks on a thousand-mile journey up the Dalton Highway and back.