After 60 years in Alaska, BP announces sell-off and exit from state

After 60 years in Alaska, BP announces sell-off and exit from...

The oil giant that operates the anchor oil field on the North Slope in Alaska's Arctic is exiting the state and selling all of...
Company drops plan for an aerial geological survey of Alaska’s Arctic refuge

Company drops plan for an aerial geological survey of Alaska’s Arctic...

An aerial survey intended to gather geologic data in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will not be conducted this summer.CGG...
U.S. Coast Guard’s Arctic season underway with station opened at Kotzebue

U.S. Coast Guard’s Arctic season underway with station opened at Kotzebue

The U.S. Coast Guard has set up its summer shop in Arctic Alaska, establishing a seasonal base of operations at Kotzebue, a hub community...
U.S. House Democrats vote to block ANWR drilling if leasing bids don’t deliver

U.S. House Democrats vote to block ANWR drilling if leasing bids...

Two bills addressing natural resource exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are gaining traction in the U.S. House of Representatives, but the Republican-controlled...
How massive state budget cuts threaten Arctic research and rural public safety in Alaska

How massive state budget cuts threaten Arctic research and rural public...

The University of Alaska system, known for its Arctic, climate and oceans research, will lose 41 percent of its state funding under budget vetoes...
A convoy of private planes is making a friendship flight to link Alaska and Russia

A convoy of private planes is making a friendship flight to...

Three decades after the melting of the “Ice Curtain” that separated Alaska and Russia during the Cold War, a group of Alaska aviators is...
Environmentalists sue to force critical habitat designation for ringed seals

Environmentalists sue to force critical habitat designation for ringed seals

An environmental group filed suit against the Trump administration on Thursday for what it alleges is an illegal neglect of duty to protect two...
U.S. Arctic defense strategy ramps up rhetoric without committing resources, experts say

U.S. Arctic defense strategy ramps up rhetoric without committing resources, experts...

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) released its updated Arctic strategy last week. The 19-page document focuses on the threats posed by Russia and...
Alaska’s biggest city adopts a climate change plan to cope with effects of warming

Alaska’s biggest city adopts a climate change plan to cope with...

The Trump administration has largely abandoned work to combat climate change at the federal government level, and Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, sworn into office...
Trump administration will hold Arctic refuge oil lease sales this year, official says

Trump administration will hold Arctic refuge oil lease sales this year,...

After decades of oil development prohibitions in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Trump administration is poised to start auctioning off oil leases within...