As Arctic sea ice melts, polar bears are spending more time near the Alaska North Slope village of Kaktovik. Now, federal prosecutors have charging a man there with killing one in violation of the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game launched a project in 2014 to get accurate data on the region’s bat populations. Now they’re racing against the clock before a deadly bat disease reaches Alaska.
Residents from two Northwest Alaska villages say they found large numbers of dead mussels and krill washed up along shores in June, contributing to fears that record warm waters may be causing a wide range of ecosystem changes.