Mike Sfraga, director of the Polar Institute at the Washington, D.C.-based think tank the Wilson Center, says climate change is making the Arctic Ocean more accessible.
The city of Kotzebue has used wind power for decades to supplement its diesel fuel use. Now it’s about to break ground on a new solar energy project.
All four children were bundled together. They had dug a hole in the snow, about a foot deep and three feet in diameter.
The U.S. Coast Guard arrived at the location by helicopter and transported the four children to Bethel to receive treatment for their hypothermia.
The lease is an important step forward in Donlin Gold’s quest to build the Southwest Alaska mine, which could be one of the largest in the world if completed.
The Kugzruk Kommons used to be a local Baptist church. Now it’s a place residents call home.
Though Bethel musher Pete Kaiser was met with a huge welcome from the hometown crowd, the real excitement came later, with dramatic sprints to the finish and an unexpected marriage proposal.
Last week, the Native Village of Kivalina joined four Louisiana tribes in a formal complaint to the United Nations.
An intrastate case raised grand legal questions about poor, rural Alaskans’ access to the justice system. Yet it was also an exercise in budgetary semantics with almost no practical effect — except for running up publicly funded legal bills.
The Lower Yukon School District hopes to reopen the Hooper Bay School by the end of January.