Miriam Trujillo, KNOM - Nome
Warm temperatures, melting sea ice, ocean debris and permafrost degradation dominated discussion of the NOAA's 2021 Arctic Report Card.
Salmon abundance is down and population distributions have changed, according to NOAA’s 2021 surface trawl survey.
The communities have put a roadblock in place, and local leaders say they're trying to keep residents apart. Still, they're struggling to enforce restrictions.
The hot springs staff recently received the “Gather Grant” from the First Nations Development Institute, and it allowed them to plant a produce garden to distribute fresh vegetables throughout the Bering Strait region.