Alaska

‘What choice do we have?’
‘What choice do we have?’
As the Arctic warms, the Inupiat adapt.
Western police are geared up for war
Western police are geared up for war
But who’s the enemy?
Cordova’s longest road, just 36 miles, provides a lifeline for rural Alaskans
Cordova’s longest road, just 36 miles, provides a lifeline for rural Alaskans
Photos explore life on the Copper River Highway.
Questions surround Pebble Mine’s environmental review
Questions surround Pebble Mine’s environmental review
As a decision on the open-pit mine nears, documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act unveil agency critiques.
‘Love and Fury’ documents Indigenous artists at the vanguard
‘Love and Fury’ documents Indigenous artists at the vanguard
Sterlin Harjo’s latest film is a fascinating glimpse inside the minds of various Indigenous artists around the nation.
Climate change has setnetters worried about Alaska’s sockeye
Climate change has setnetters worried about Alaska’s sockeye
Last year, the state’s Ugashik River was so warm salmon wouldn’t swim up it to spawn.
Tribal leaders oppose online consultations with the U.S. during the pandemic
Tribal leaders oppose online consultations with the U.S. during the pandemic
‘It is not possible to meaningfully convene and internally develop comments at this time when we are at capacity, focused on critical and life-threatening measures.’
How climate research continues during stay-at-home orders
How climate research continues during stay-at-home orders
NOAA networks get creative to gather data.
Tribal nations demand response to climate relocation
Tribal nations demand response to climate relocation
Five Indigenous communities have asked the U.N. to investigate the United States’ failure to live up to legal obligations.
Sloppy scavengers; dashing javelina; moose trappings
Sloppy scavengers; dashing javelina; moose trappings
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Gift and theft in the far North
Gift and theft in the far North
‘Floating Coast,’ the first comprehensive history of the Bering Strait, offers a lesson in ecological economics.
The Backcountry Film Festival struggles to balance self-awareness and escapism
The Backcountry Film Festival struggles to balance self-awareness and escapism
The 15th annual film series unevenly grapples with the paradox of the winter rec industry.
Alaska’s highway of ferries is under threat
Alaska’s highway of ferries is under threat
What is lost when the floating highway that connects the state’s coastal communities disappears?
Young Indigenous activists lead climate justice action in Alaska
Young Indigenous activists lead climate justice action in Alaska
Two Alaska Native teenagers pushed for a resolution declaring a climate emergency – and decision-makers listened.
Scientists decode environmental impacts from Bering Sea bird feathers
Scientists decode environmental impacts from Bering Sea bird feathers
To understand the evolving marine environment, scientists look to the seabirds.
From Russia with love — and salmon
From Russia with love — and salmon
A new book explores the borderlands of ‘Salmon Nation,’ from the American West to Russia’s Far East.
In Southeast Alaska, a hunter searches for kinship with the wild
In Southeast Alaska, a hunter searches for kinship with the wild
A mountain goat’s death brings life into focus.
Packing heat; a ministeroni; wipes frenzy
Packing heat; a ministeroni; wipes frenzy
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Climate change is already scary in Alaska
Climate change is already scary in Alaska
Sea ice is retreating, skies are choked with wildfire smoke, and fish are vanishing.
Official invocations; not dead yet; ancient tattooing
Official invocations; not dead yet; ancient tattooing
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Trump administration pushes to exempt Tongass from logging restrictions
Trump administration pushes to exempt Tongass from logging restrictions
Clearcutting of old-growth trees in the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest stopped just three years ago.
30 million acres of public land in Alaska at risk of being developed or transferred
West Coast fishermen have few options against sea lions
West Coast fishermen have few options against sea lions
The federal government continues to use explosives despite their ineffectiveness.
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