In Thursday’s news: Governor Sean Parnell gave State of the State address last night, focusing on energy production; Sitnasauk Native Corporation has announced creation of Sitnasauk Financial Services; Mercury Monitoring Site coming to Nome; Senator Mark Begich has appealed to President Obama asking to invest more in the Arctic; Three schools in region receive awards [...]
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Where is the snow? That’s what many communities are asking throughout Western Alaska. This Thursday on Sounding Board (December 13, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about climate change. What changes have you noticed in the weather this year? How has this impacted your work or your lifestyle? Why do you think these environmental changes are [...]
In Thursday’s news: Shell Oil wrapped up drilling season in Arctic; Governor Parnell appoints three Western Alaskans to statewide councils; Documentary filmmaker, Marsh Chamberlain, touches issues of suicide in rural Alaska; Pamyua is playing a free concert in Nome, Saturday; Haze over Anchorage was from a volcanic eruption 100 years ago.
In Thursday’s News: Alaskans receiving $878 dividend from Alaska Permanent Fund today; State Troopers say a man was fatally shot by a Bethel police officer; Missing 3-day old Anchorage baby found, parents in custody; Hooper Bay man had jury verdict & $500,000 award overturned; Senator Lisa Murkowski encourages assignment of Ambassador to Arctic; Liquified natural [...]
At the close of the Arctic Imperative Summit, the announcement was made just yesterday that Arctic sea ice this summer has hit a record low. With the opening Arctic Ocean, much of the discussion the past few days has been centered around developing the Arctic sustainably. In his closing remarks to the summit, former North [...]
In Monday’s news: a Saturday fire at Dredge 6 just west of Nome appears to have been intentionally set; Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty appeals to EPA for cleanup at Red Devil Mine; 2nd annual Arctic Imperative Summit begins in Girdwood; Nome Nanooks cross country teams kick off their season with two wins in fall invitational.
Wooly mammoths once roamed across Europe, Northern Asia, across the Bering Strait and throughout Alaska and Canada. But they mostly disappeared from North America around ten thousand years ago—and around four thousand years ago, they had vanished entirely. But why?
In Monday’s news: The 15th International Congress on Circumpolar Health convenes in Fairbanks today; The Caleb Lumen Pungowiyi scholarship program extends its deadline to August 10th (hear more in Monday’s Profile); Alaska State Troopers say assaults against law enforcement officers on the rise; Mirroring a national trend, health officials in Alaska see an increase in [...]
In Monday’s news: Governor Sean Parnell seeks federal disaster declaration for king salmon fisheries on Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers; Alaska Nanuuq Commission, U.S. Fish & Wildlife in Shishmaref detailing new international quota for subsistence harvest of polar bears; Body of woman found south of Barrow identified as 28-year-old Eliza Mae Simmonds; Shell Oil’s drill rig [...]
In Monday’s news: Greenpeace vessel Esperanaza leaves Kodiak, makes its way north in campaign against arctic drilling; The Alaska Judicial Council chooses two candidates for Governor Parnell to appoint to Alaska Supreme Court; Kawerak seeks to lease space for cultural center in planned Richard Foster building; University of Alaska president Pat Gamble proposes two percent [...]
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