The nonprofit carbon offset program paying for some conversions had plans to scale up this summer by marketing to climate-conscious tourists. Those plans will be shelved until 2021.
Thoman says that temperatures have been considerably warmer on average since about 2012.
The fall whaling season in Utqiagvik didn’t happen last year — veteran whalers said they had never gone that long without seeing a bowhead whale near Point Barrow during that time.
As these heatwaves continue, they may have far more devastating implications to fisheries than previously predicted.
New research from the University of Alaska Fairbanks utilizing radar instruments positioned on satellites has led to a breakthrough in lake methane emission research.
The Asian giant hornet has been spotted within a few hundred miles of Southeast Alaska, but experts say that it’s unlikely they could establish a breeding colony in the region’s colder climate.
On Wednesday morning, temperatures in the North Slope hub community of Utqiaġvik reached 20 degrees below zero, a record low for April 29.
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.