Loss of snow crab and Bristol Bay red king crab harvests pose immediate hardships and raise worries about future seafood prospects.
NOAA’s latest report card has something new: a chapter on the consequences of climate change for people who live in the Arctic.
Last spring, a winter’s worth of snow melted off ahead of schedule in Southwest Alaska, leading to earlier-than-usual fires in a place that’s not so fire-prone to begin with.
One researcher described streams that have become “so acidic that they curdle your powdered milk.”
The report card authors say the last seven years are collectively the warmest seven years since the start of the last century.
The state routinely underfunds wildfire costs up front, only to pay them off later.
With three weeks left in the year, 2022 could surpass the 1991 record by several inches.
It’s the highest temperature recorded in Utqiagvik between Oct. 30 and April 22 in more than a century of monitoring.
The Delta Junction bison hunt usually extends from October to March, but the state limited this year’s season to just two weeks.
Kiera O-Brien said her childhood in Ketchikan led her to where she is today: working for a green energy developer as a public policy representative.