Physicists have long speculated about what gives rise to this very specific light phenomenon that occurs in the Earth’s polar regions.
The ruling comes more than a decade after the Center for Biological Diversity, a conservation group, first petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the walrus as endangered or threatened.
A collaboration between scientists from both countries is providing a clearer picture of the species, which remain subsistence staples to Arctic communities.
The study points to more than 40 overwintering wildfires reported in Alaska since 2005, and Jandt says climate change is suspected to be a key factor.
While most of the cause has been attributed to a warming Arctic climate, a new study from the University of Alaska Fairbanks has found evidence that warming waters outside of the Arctic are impacting sea ice as well.
Several Alaska energy researchers will be featured in a national conference this week of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission.
Blizzards and winter storms battered the Seward Peninsula and surrounding region throughout the month of March, but the sea ice has proved more resilient than in recent years.
With oil and gas leasing on pause, the federal government is gathering input as it reviews its energy program.
Experts said the Coast Guard cutter Healy’s trip through the Northwest Passage signifies a willingness to cooperate between Canada and the United States.
Andrysiak also said the Army wants to revive relationships with Alaska Native communities to teach soldiers Indigenous survival skills.