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Fishery managers approve an ecosystem plan for the fast-changing Bering Sea

Fishery managers approve an ecosystem plan for the fast-changing Bering Sea

Federal fisheries managers have approved a new Bering Sea ecosystem plan that officials say will help guide decisions as conditions rapidly change in the...

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How permafrost insurance could revolutionize Arctic development

How permafrost insurance could revolutionize Arctic development

Say you’re a homeowner in Utqiagvik, Alaska, the northernmost American city. You have fire insurance for your home, insurance against the weight of snow...
U.S. Coast Guard chief optimistic about icebreaker ship funding

U.S. Coast Guard chief optimistic about icebreaker ship funding

WASHINGTON — The United States may soon get funding for a new heavy icebreaker ship, the head of the U.S. Coast Guard said on...
Arctic search-and-rescue efforts need better training, more Inuktut, Canadian Senate report says

Arctic search-and-rescue efforts need better training, more Inuktut, Canadian Senate report says

Maritime search-and-rescue efforts in the Canadian Arctic need upgrades to radio communication systems, better training for volunteers and more Inuktut-speaking Coast Guard staff, a...
Alaska Native whalers celebrate recent gains for Indigenous whaling at IWC

Alaska Native whalers celebrate recent gains for Indigenous whaling at IWC

UTQIAGVIK, Alaska — A few days before Alaska Native whaling crews set out to into the Arctic Ocean in October, a congregation of several...
Arctic contribution to sea-level rise is accelerating, study finds

Arctic contribution to sea-level rise is accelerating, study finds

Melting land ice in the Arctic — glaciers and the Greenland ice sheet — contributes nearly a third of the water responsible for global...