This could pose challenges for raft trips and fishing in Glacier Bay National Park.
Some fish, like certain populations of herring, are rebounding more rapidly. But taken altogether, the data paints the picture of an ecosystem still reeling from a warming ocean.
Throughout Alaska’s waters, shellfish populations have been in decline for decades — decimated by overfishing in the 1980s and by changing ocean environments in the years since.
Viola Waghiyi of Savoonga is one of the 26 members chosen for a new White House advisory council on environmental justice.
For over a year, residents in Mertarvik have survived without a commercial airport. That has meant spotty access to groceries and dangerous delays accessing medical care.
Blizzards and winter storms battered the Seward Peninsula and surrounding region throughout the month of March, but the sea ice has proved more resilient than in recent years.
Analysis by the Woodwell Climate Research Center found that the Tongass National Forest holds 44% of all the carbon stored by the United States’ national forests.
With oil and gas leasing on pause, the federal government is gathering input as it reviews its energy program.
Other parties defending the exemption include the city of Craig, statewide and Southeast chambers of commerce, electric utilities, shipping companies and resource development advocacy groups.
Recent storms have battered the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta coast and dumped many feet of snow in various places. Some are saying this is more snow than they’ve seen in decades.