After 10 years of certification, Gulf of Alaska cod will have its blue-sticker sustainability label suspended.
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.
Wells Fargo’s announcement follows similar policies against Arctic drilling adopted by Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, as well as a string of European banks.
A warmer climate in the area is having an effect on permafrost and vegetation that caribou eat.
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.
One researcher says now is a key time for studies on Arctic Ocean conditions, before hotter temperatures from climate change become the new normal.
Development in the Arctic is booming as the global climate warms and ice melts. But environmental opposition has come along with it, making some big banks like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase more reticent about investing.
In 30 years or so, visitors might not be able to see the Mendenhall Glacier from the visitor center. The U.S. Forest Service is preparing for that reality.
Lichens are a critical food source for the caribou herd that lives on the Nushagak Peninsula. But as the caribou thrive, they are depleting the food they depend on.
A recent study explores the business potential of salvage logging for yellow cedar, or harvesting trees that are already dead.