The Sitka Tribe of Alaska has won a round in its longstanding suit against the state over the management of the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery.
The case shows how it’s become common for polar bears to disrupt village life in Kaktovik, which sits on an island at the edge of the Beaufort Sea. As climate change melts sea ice and drives the bears ashore, residents say they’ve been under increasing stress.
Lichens are a critical food source for the caribou herd that lives on the Nushagak Peninsula. But as the caribou thrive, they are depleting the food they depend on.
For one Juneau-based guide, it’s a way to teach his guests about the importance of the Tongass National Forest at a crucial time.
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.
A major proposed North Slope oil project is running into local opposition from residents of the village of Nuiqsut, who are already partially surrounded by development and wary of more.
Some veteran whalers say the absence of the marine mammals has been unprecedented, amid record-setting air and water temperatures.
Some of her recipes mix traditional and western plants, like pesto made with mashu or Eskimo potato.
Sewing atasuaq, or traditional baby parkas, was almost a lost skill. That is, until a 101-year-old Yup’ik Elder helped revive it.
Sea otters are rapidly recolonizing Southeast Alaska. But that wildlife success story breeds challenges as they compete with commercial fishermen.