Alaska

Three decades after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Alaska’s coast faces an even bigger threat
Three decades after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Alaska’s coast faces an even bigger threat
Climate change is damaging ecosystems that never had the chance to recover.
How should we treat fish before they end up on our plates?
How should we treat fish before they end up on our plates?
Seafood harvesting is brutal — but it doesn’t have to be.
Mining companies pollute waterways. Citizens pay.
Mining companies pollute waterways. Citizens pay.
Nearly 2 billion pounds of toxic waste were dumped into western waterways in 2017, and taxpayers are left to clean up the mess.
One Inuit family’s life, straddling national borders
One Inuit family’s life, straddling national borders
Across the Beaufort Sea, Bruce Inglangasak’s 350-mile journey home.
Interior is undoing a legacy of national park stewardship in Alaska
Interior is undoing a legacy of national park stewardship in Alaska
Unethical killing of bears and wolves is not responsible wildlife management.
Tossing salmon for science
Tossing salmon for science
A decades-long experiment demonstrates how the iconic fish help trees grow.
Love wins in Idaho; ‘relief’ at Old Faithful; rural drive-bys
Love wins in Idaho; ‘relief’ at Old Faithful; rural drive-bys
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s impact on Indian Country
Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s impact on Indian Country
The recently confirmed justice was heavily opposed by Indigenous leaders.
Land-transfer advocates seek authority instead of ownership
Land-transfer advocates seek authority instead of ownership
The Trump administration isn’t giving land to states, but it is giving states more control over public lands.
National Parks are warming twice as fast as the U.S. overall
National Parks are warming twice as fast as the U.S. overall
Climate change poses the greatest threat to some of the country’s most prized areas.
An Alaska ballot measure could kill Pebble Mine
An Alaska ballot measure could kill Pebble Mine
In November, voters will decide how to balance resource development and salmon habitat protections.
An end of the line for the kings of the Yukon?
An end of the line for the kings of the Yukon?
A writer visits Alaska and finds a fishing culture in slow collapse, fading with its most important resource.
A thirsty bear; salmon snafu; gastropod wranglers
A thirsty bear; salmon snafu; gastropod wranglers
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Mixed-ancestry wolves are recolonizing the Pacific Northwest
Mixed-ancestry wolves are recolonizing the Pacific Northwest
Their combination of coastal and inland DNA could help them survive a changing climate.
Meet the Native Americans running for office in 2018
Meet the Native Americans running for office in 2018
Indigenous candidates are seeking governorships, seats in Congress and more.
The future of Alaska’s Pebble Mine — and its salmon
The future of Alaska’s Pebble Mine — and its salmon
A timeline shows Scott Pruitt’s EPA waffling between mining and fishing interests.
Tell Interior not to sell off the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Tell Interior not to sell off the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Against economic and ecological reason, officials plan to open the refuge to drilling.
EPA proposal would let states relax coal plant pollution rules
EPA proposal would let states relax coal plant pollution rules
The change could increase contamination from coal ash leaching into groundwater.
How a community-based program aids sexual assault victims
How a community-based program aids sexual assault victims
A new approach to empowering survivors in remote parts of Indian Country.
The Gates of the Arctic, revealed
The Gates of the Arctic, revealed
From charging bears to glacier-carved valleys, photographs capture the real nature of the national park.
Don’t let a road run through it
Don’t let a road run through it
Development in Alaska wilderness would undermine bedrock environmental laws.
How whales converse with the world
How whales converse with the world
Arctic people have been speaking with cetaceans for centuries — and scientists are finally taking note.
A trapped coyote; human waste pollutes Denali; public lands on the runway
A trapped coyote; human waste pollutes Denali; public lands on the runway
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
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