A recent report compiled by the Army Corps of Engineers and researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks documents erosion and other environmental threats facing communities in rural Alaska.
An internal investigation found that the drill operator was distracted and that there were “contradictory requirements” when it came to workers’ exposure to overhead loads.
On the block are old, new and unbuilt projects: the Kuparuk River Unit, which is Alaska’s second-largest oil field; the newer Alpine unit to the west; and the undeveloped Willow prospect in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
A major proposed North Slope oil project is running into local opposition from residents of the village of Nuiqsut, who are already partially surrounded by development and wary of more.
A traveling interactive exhibit is designed to compel young people to care about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Some of her recipes mix traditional and western plants, like pesto made with mashu or Eskimo potato.
Some residents say this is unprecedented — the whale-dependent village captured nearly 20 whales last fall. Also unprecedented are this year’s temperatures: It was the warmest May-through-September on record in Utqiaġvik.
Qilak LNG made the announcement Wednesday that the it plans on shipping gas on icebreaking tankers from fields in Point Thomson.
With Arctic sea-ice melting, shipping traffic increasing, and shifting defense priorities, the military is weighing whether it wants to return to Alaska’s Bering Sea.
The United Nations has released a major new report on climate change. It contains stark warnings on how rising emissions will affect environments across the globe — and much of Alaska.