Vanishing permafrost triggers race to save the past before it’s too late

Vanishing permafrost triggers race to save the past before it’s too...

The attackers set fire to the dwelling on the Bering Sea coast more than 350 years ago, trapping people and dogs inside.Yup'ik oral tradition...
Tasting the sweetness of summer, berry by berry

Tasting the sweetness of summer, berry by berry

OSLO, Norway — When I was 23, my Norwegian relatives taught me how to sit still. During the long sunlit evenings in the summer...
Current NPR-A plan makes sense for both wilderness and oil development

Current NPR-A plan makes sense for both wilderness and oil development

In the glow of the midnight sun, we’re paddling down the wild Utukok River in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. Here, the wilderness swallows you,...
A new era of shipping traffic on the Northern Sea Route

A new era of shipping traffic on the Northern Sea Route

After nearly a decade of limited growth, the Northern Sea Route is set to experience a significant expansion of cargo volume over the coming...
The current Alaska petroleum reserve plan is solid. Don’t fall for a land-rush mentality

The current Alaska petroleum reserve plan is solid. Don’t fall for...

During Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s Alaska visit this past May, he issued a rather hastily ginned-up secretarial order at an oil industry...
Taking a step back in time in Wiseman

Taking a step back in time in Wiseman

WISEMAN — Living in the Arctic provides for a different life than that found in almost the entire developed world today. Full-time living, if...
Swimming for rapprochement

Swimming for rapprochement

Thirty years ago this Monday, I swam from the United States to the Soviet Union.The water was 38 degrees Fahrenheit, and I was wearing...
Murkowski earns respect; ANWR needs protection

Murkowski earns respect; ANWR needs protection

Sen, Lisa Murkowski and I are on different sides when it comes to the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but that...
How Arctic Council observers benefit the region

How Arctic Council observers benefit the region

The Arctic Council, the forum in which Arctic states convene to discuss the region’s high level and working level affairs, consists of the 8 Arctic states,...
Fat-biking through fierce winds, from Point Hope to Utqiagvik

Fat-biking through fierce winds, from Point Hope to Utqiagvik

Before the summer solstice, myself, along with my partner Kim McNett and our two friends Daniel Countiss and Alayne Tetor flew from Anchorage to...