Wesley Early, Alaska's Energy Desk - Kotzebue
For the past decade, scientists have observed several years of abnormally low sea ice extent. While most of the cause has been attributed to a warming Arctic climate, a new study suggests warming waters outside of the Arctic are impacting sea ice as well.
Last month, the state of Alaska’s investment authority agreed to put $35 million towards pre-development work on the Ambler Road project.
The Native Village of Kaktovik says the tribe wasn’t consulted about an agreement President Biden made with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding protections of the Porcupine caribou herd in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Subsistence advocates have filed lawsuits over the road, concerned that construction would impact the migration of caribou, a staple of the local Inupiaq diet in Northwest Alaska.
A new study has found evidence connecting the rapid warming of the region with a physical decline in three species of Alaska seals.
A letter signed by over 200 scientists asks for more Indigenous input on the National Science Foundation's flagship initiative on Arctic warming.
After being delayed for almost a decade, the federal government is moving forward with the process for designating critical habitat for two species of seal listed as threatened.
In the latest step in a longstanding dispute between mining advocates and environmentalists, federal and state entities signed a 50-year right of way permit for the controversial Ambler Road project on Wednesday.
Officials say they’re better prepared to run the race this time around.
The 2020 Arctic Report Card is out, and results show life in the Arctic is heating up — faster. This year was the Arctic's second-warmest on record, affecting everything from plankton to people.
According to a release from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, the spill originated Nov. 25 at a fuel tank for the village’s water treatment plant.
The state of Alaska partnered with several North Slope entities to write the petition, arguing keeping the ringed seal listed as endangered could negatively impact economic opportunities for the state, as well as subsistence rights.
“I’m not gonna go and throw under the bus where I think I was exposed to it, but it happened to be that I got exposed to it at home,” Patkotak said
Scientists think the behavior is linked to sea-ice loss.
All of the cases are currently isolating in Buckland, according to local health officials.
ASAA began conducting competitive eSports last year in Alaska schools, and with in-person sports on hold in the Northwest Arctic, now could be their time to join.
But hunting guides say the risk of COVID-19 exposure is low and the fears are overblown.
Nine environmental groups are suing the Trump administration for approving the 211-mile Ambler Road project.