Coastal seabirds have experienced die-offs in Western Alaska the past few years. But recent results from over a decade of research suggest that offshore birds are also feeling the impact of low ice and warming ocean temperatures in the Bering Sea.
The state granted Donlin Gold 12 water right permits after giving the public 15 days to comment. Some Y-K Delta residents claim that wasn’t enough time, especially with villages locked down to fight the pandemic.
Despite the declines, the region still maintains the highest COVID-19 case rate in the state, a position the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta has held since October 2020.
Diehl has now won both the Bogus Creek 150 and Kuskokwim 300 in the same year, something that has never been done before.
Some experts say an outdated consent statute ensures most sexual assault cases won’t result in convictions in Alaska.
Indian Health Services has allocated 1,100 doses of the Moderna vaccine to the region, to date. Seven hundred have arrived, and 400 are still on the way.
In recent history, there has been a shift to drone technology that’s seen as a safer method to collect data.
Hoffman said that the future of the dividend relies on the Legislature creating new forms of revenues. Without that, he said, the Permanent Fund will be put in jeopardy.
As storms that were once thought of as extreme become more common, storms that are thought of as impossible — or at least extremely unlikely — start to become real concerns.
The second in a five-part series called “Seeking Protection, Wanting Justice” that explores the community dynamics around sexual assault in Nome — and efforts by law enforcement to heal long-standing mistrust within the Alaska Native community.