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.
Some residents say this is unprecedented — the whale-dependent village captured nearly 20 whales last fall. Also unprecedented are this year’s temperatures: It was the warmest May-through-September on record in Utqiaġvik.
The school closed long ago. There is no city or tribal council. A proposed mine nearby could change all that. But what’s the risk?
A mine built Red Devil. It also left behind enough pollution to require a federal government clean up, and some people are still not supposed to eat the fish.
How do you you restart a city government? Red Devil residents are making phone calls to find out.