Items by Victoria Petersen

Record rainfall, bears and French toast at Anchorage’s new city-sanctioned homeless encampment
Record rainfall, bears and French toast at Anchorage’s new city-sanctioned homeless encampment
A network of mutual aid organizers provides meals and supplies for people experiencing homelessness.
Alaska’s Willow Project promises huge amounts of oil — and huge environmental impacts
Alaska’s Willow Project promises huge amounts of oil — and huge environmental impacts
Residents in nearby Nuiqsut worry that oil and gas development is ‘too fast and too much.’
As waters warm, Alaska experiences salmon booms and busts
As waters warm, Alaska experiences salmon booms and busts
Chaotic salmon returns leave some Alaskans with an abundance of salmon, and others with none.
In Alaska, coal is dwindling as green energy is on the rise
In Alaska, coal is dwindling as green energy is on the rise
The closure of Healy Unit 2 signals a rise in renewable energy projects around Alaska.
Alaska’s fire season is off to a blazing start
Alaska’s fire season is off to a blazing start
Drought, heat and thunderstorms have started fires across the state.
Alaska land sale kicks off the state’s ambitious new agricultural project
Alaska land sale kicks off the state’s ambitious new agricultural project
The Nenana Totchaket Agricultural Project aims to fight food insecurity in the state but could interfere with local trappers’ ability to gather food.
A wetter and warmer Alaska means dangerously slippery slopes
A wetter and warmer Alaska means dangerously slippery slopes
Climate change is making landslides more likely and preparation vital.
Will a multimillion-dollar dock help a remote Alaska community get more services?
Will a multimillion-dollar dock help a remote Alaska community get more services?
Alaska’s marine highway still faces uncertainty under severe budget cuts.
Drowning the derelicts: Yesterday’s boats are today’s problems
Drowning the derelicts: Yesterday’s boats are today’s problems
States and municipalities from Alaska to California struggle to dispose of old vessels without federal support.
Trump administration chops logging restrictions in the Tongass National Forest
Trump administration chops logging restrictions in the Tongass National Forest
But President-elect Biden could reinstate them once in office.
Climate change intensifies tsunami threat in Alaska
Climate change intensifies tsunami threat in Alaska
As glaciers retreat and permafrost thaws, massive landslides threaten coastal communities.
Today’s wildfire modeling ‘just sucks’ for flames fueled by climate change
Today’s wildfire modeling ‘just sucks’ for flames fueled by climate change
How scientists use models to understand blazes — and where those models fall short.
Why the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge may not be drilled
Why the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge may not be drilled
The economic, legal and political obstacles to petroleum extraction on Alaska’s North Slope.
Essential transportation in rural Alaska is up in the air
Essential transportation in rural Alaska is up in the air
Since Alaska’s largest regional airline went bankrupt in April, roadless communities have been searching for ways to restore service.
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