The case shows how it’s become common for polar bears to disrupt village life in Kaktovik, which sits on an island at the edge of the Beaufort Sea. As climate change melts sea ice and drives the bears ashore, residents say they’ve been under increasing stress.
Calista Corp. has reaffirmed its Alaska Federation of Natives membership, in response to a caller on a KYUK talk show who claimed that Calista had pulled out of the organization.
In 2008, Cook Inlet beluga whales were listed as endangered. Their numbers still continue to drop: There are fewer than 300 today, and they’re steadily declining.
Hilcorp’s philanthropic strategy is more about individual employee giving than corporate sponsorship. And, a national expert says, that’ll diffuse the giving and make it harder to predict — at least at first.
In her new role, Anna MacKinnon will be on the boards of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority and the Alaska Energy Authority.
When the oil tax initiative would appear on a ballot depends on when the Alaska Legislature wraps up its work.
A warmer climate in the area is having an effect on permafrost and vegetation that caribou eat.
The federal government has laid out how it wants to clean up the site, and it wants to make sure the affected communities weigh in.
Offsetting a project’s potential impacts to wetlands usually means restoring or protecting wetlands that serve the same purpose as those being altered or destroyed by development. But Pebble is proposing to do something different.
The first “Blob” decimated fisheries, caused a mass seabird die-off and spurred toxic algal blooms up and down the coast. As Alaska braced for the second heat wave, it disappeared — at least for now.