Alaskans are twice as likely to live in an overcrowded household than the national average. Rates are highest in small, off-the-road-system communities like Shaktoolik.
In recent history, there has been a shift to drone technology that’s seen as a safer method to collect data.
One climatologist forecasts sea ice will form late, the extent will be below average, and it will be similar to last year’s.
Gambell has instituted a hunker down mandate asking all residents to remain at home for two weeks.
Community leaders in Gambell are encouraging residents to get tested and practice safety measures.
Fifty-eight mushers have signed up for the 2020 Iditarod. Among them are six former champions, including 2019 winner Pete Kaiser. But one four-time champion is absent.
Freya Hoffmeister, a German sea kayaker, is attempting to circumnavigate North America in her kayak — a trip she expects will take her 8-12 years.
Weekend storms battered the coast of Western Alaska. While flooding damaged some villages, others fared better.
Never-before-seen temperatures in the Kuskokwim River likely sent salmon into cardiac arrest. Salmon don’t function well past 70 degrees, and the water had pushed just above that limit.
Norton Sound residents have reported salmon die-offs in unusually large numbers during the last week.