July 2019 was the Bristol Bay region’s hottest month on record, and in some rivers, that heat was lethal.
With temperatures sinking below zero degrees in Anchorage last week, demand for engine block heaters skyrocketed.
As Alaska’s fast-warming climate starts to disrupt typical seasonal patterns, residents of the state’s largest city are being forced to renegotiate their relationship with winters that now seem defined by ice as much as snow.
The Washington Post made the North Slope village of Nuiqsut front page news under a provocative headline: “Alaska’s warming, but can’t quit big oil.”
Long before it announced its withdrawal from AFN, there were signs of a schism between ASRC and the most influential Native advocacy group.
This year is the first that the plant, now owned by Trident Seafoods, won’t be processing cod — and that’s because of climate change.
Strategists tell subcommittee members that Russia is increasing its control over the Northern Sea Route and becoming more aggressive with U.S. allies in the Arctic.
A proposed 15-member committee would advise Congress and the Transportation secretary, and give Alaskans and coastal residents a voice as the sea ice recedes and marine traffic increases.
The Arctic climate is rapidly and dramatically changing, with continued warming of the air, land and sea. That’s according to the 2019 Arctic Report Card from NOAA.
In an unprecedented response to historically low numbers of Pacific cod, the federal cod fishery in the Gulf of Alaska is closing for the 2020 season.