Environmental groups, Alaska Native tribes and the Tanana Chiefs Conference have filed lawsuits challenging the adequacy of the federal review of the Ambler Road.
The final research cruise of 2021 in the Bering and Chukchi seas came through the region in November.
Ambivalence about the Ambler road and mine projects extends across the Upper Kobuk River region, where jobs could support subsistence but development could jeopardize it.
The mine has brought wealth to Northwest Alaska, supporting Alaska Native communities and culture. But its relationship with the only village downstream is fraught, and the mine is running out of ore.
In the last several years, Seth Kantner has gathered images and stories from the caribou herds that live near his home on the south side of the Brooks Range.
Based on current forecast models, the entire Norton Sound could be covered in ice by the end of November.
Roughly 15% of residents in the remote community of Savoonga have COVID-19, the Norton Sound Health Corporation said this week.
Researcher Kristen Green says a lot of research on subsistence adaptations due to climate change has been theoretical, so she and her fellow researchers went to interview the harvesters themselves.
Alice Bioff’s designs merge traditional and cultural Alaska Native values with modern materials.
An “off-the-shelf” look implies the trash was dumped recently and close to the shore.