Alaska

Alaska Native villages band together to keep the Yukon River’s wild salmon afloat
Alaska Native villages band together to keep the Yukon River’s wild salmon afloat
‘As a unified voice, we are unstoppable — and we can manage the river better.’
Wildfire smoke pushes migrating birds hundreds of miles out of their way
Wildfire smoke pushes migrating birds hundreds of miles out of their way
‘I was glued to my computer for days, trying to figure out what these birds were doing, because it was so clearly, obviously, not normal.’
Just how fat are the fat bears?
Just how fat are the fat bears?
Katmai National Park and Preserve’s famous bears from Fat Bear Week are helping provide some answers.
Trans-Alaska pipeline under threat from thawing permafrost
Trans-Alaska pipeline under threat from thawing permafrost
Structural integrity of the pipeline and potential oil spills are at risk.
A quest for Alaska oil sparks a fight over tribal sovereignty
A quest for Alaska oil sparks a fight over tribal sovereignty
An energy company with a history of environmental violations is conducting exploratory drilling in the Yukon Flats.
Alaska bumblebees are thriving
Alaska bumblebees are thriving
Extreme environments offer them an unexpected paradise, and now researchers are working to get a head count.
Still wild: A mining project divides a community
Still wild: A mining project divides a community
In Haines, Alaska, concern for a fragile ecosystem confronts the prospect of well-paying jobs.
Native students fight to wear traditional regalia at graduation
Native students fight to wear traditional regalia at graduation
‘They took my sealskin cap, Mom.’
Impossible markets; Schroederisms; Western advice
Impossible markets; Schroederisms; Western advice
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Will a Native-led initiative spur an agricultural revolution in rural Alaska?
Will a Native-led initiative spur an agricultural revolution in rural Alaska?
A grassroots project to build biomass-heated greenhouses aims to alleviate food insecurity in the communities most affected by it.
Massive drilling project on Alaska’s North Slope given go ahead
Massive drilling project on Alaska’s North Slope given go ahead
Critics say the lease is at odds with President Biden’s pledge to combat the climate crisis.
A rescue mule, bizarre humans and alarming politicians
A rescue mule, bizarre humans and alarming politicians
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
The Biden administration’s critical role in  Indian Country
The Biden administration’s critical role in Indian Country
Four important decisions will impact the forests, lands and waters of tribal nations.
Alaskans pursue permanent protections for Bristol Bay
Alaskans pursue permanent protections for Bristol Bay
‘It’s time to put Pebble to rest.’
Documenting destruction from above
Documenting destruction from above
A young photographer highlights the environmental crises facing Indigenous communities at home and abroad.
Oil lease sale for Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge draws few bidders
Oil lease sale for Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge draws few bidders
The Trump administration succeeded in opening the refuge for drilling. The highest bidder? The state of Alaska itself.
Studying seabirds, the sentinels of the ocean
Studying seabirds, the sentinels of the ocean
Perspective from one of the longest, largest and most comprehensive seabird monitoring efforts in the world.
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.
Trump’s impact on Indian Country over four years
Trump’s impact on Indian Country over four years
From legal decisions to on-the-ground policies, Indigenous lawyers describe the administration’s tactics as an “onslaught” removing federal protections of land and wildlife.
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.
Invocation perseverance; prolific Griz 399; errant GPS
Invocation perseverance; prolific Griz 399; errant GPS
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
20 signs that the climate crisis has come home to roost
20 signs that the climate crisis has come home to roost
From Alaska to Wyoming, evidence shows the climate is off-kilter in the West.
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