Environmentalists seek Endangered Species Act listing for rare Alaska freshwater seals

Environmentalists seek Endangered Species Act listing for rare Alaska freshwater seals

One of the world’s few populations of freshwater seals deserves Endangered Species Act protections, an environmental group has told the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
Alaska lawmakers back a federal push to create a center for Arctic defense studies

Alaska lawmakers back a federal push to create a center for...

Alaska state lawmakers have given their support to a plan to create a Department of Defense center to study Arctic issues.The state Senate on...
The Arctic is headed for dramatic change — even if carbon emissions are curbed

The Arctic is headed for dramatic change — even if carbon...

Even if the nations of the world manage to limit greenhouse gas emissions and cap the planet’s warming to an increase of 2 degrees...
Oil-rich Inupiat corporation to quit Alaska Federation of Natives

Oil-rich Inupiat corporation to quit Alaska Federation of Natives

One of the richest Alaska Native corporations has announced that it will quit the state’s largest Indigenous organization.The Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, owned by...
Indigenous voices in this year’s Arctic Report Card explain the human impacts of Bering Sea upheaval

Indigenous voices in this year’s Arctic Report Card explain the human...

In the communities around the Bering Sea, ice has long regulated the ecosystem, supporting food sources, food-gathering practices and traditional ways of life.Now that...
Why human trafficking is a serious — but mostly invisible — problem in Alaska

Why human trafficking is a serious — but mostly invisible —...

Kimberly Larson remembers the first time she was approached by human traffickers.She was 12 years old, walking downtown in Anchorage, and strangers pulled over...
Trump administration schedules another Arctic oil lease sale amid push for more Alaska drilling

Trump administration schedules another Arctic oil lease sale amid push for...

The Trump administration is putting oil leases for 3.98 million acres of federal lands in Arctic Alaska on the auction block next month, part...
Following the lead of Russia’s Yamal LNG, a new plan for Alaska natural gas proposes skipping the costly pipeline

Following the lead of Russia’s Yamal LNG, a new plan for...

For half a century, Alaskans have considered plan after plan to build a pipeline that would get the North Slope’s vast but stranded natural...
A new IPCC report details sweeping changes to oceans, ice and the global impacts of Arctic melt

A new IPCC report details sweeping changes to oceans, ice and...

Arctic melt, thaw and rapid temperature rise are big contributors to the changes in the entire planet’s water system, said a landmark report released...
When the U.S. Navy ended its climate task force, Arctic issues were sidelined too, experts say

When the U.S. Navy ended its climate task force, Arctic issues...

Earlier this year, the U.S. Navy quietly stood down Task Force Climate Change, the decade-long mission to understand and plan for rapid environmental changes...