The U.S. Coast Guard along with local responders are completing clean-up on the oil sheen discovered off the north coast of Shismaref. The search for the source of the spill continues.
For years agency reports have listed Shaktoolik as eroding with immediate need for relocation. But without government funding, little action has been taken and erosion has progressed. Now the people of Shaktoolik are taking matters into their own hands to protect their community.
With Arctic vessel traffic increasing, Nome has been invited to join an advising body to offer input on regional marine use. But the concept is new to Alaska and no decisions on whether to join are being made.
The AU Grabber is unlikely to appear in Grantley Harbor this season, says the Department of Natural Resources, but not guaranteed.
Clean-up efforts continue beneath Norton Sound Regional Hospital after a spill of hundreds of gallons of heating fuel.
Notice all the birders around Nome? Listen to one researcher’s study on shifting bird populations on the Seward Peninsula and life at “Bird Camp.”
The community of Shaktoolik is celebrating the return of a plaque designating a nearby ancient hunting camp as a National Historic Landmark. The site is now eroding away.
Volunteer Anna Rose looks to the future, excited, “because after KNOM, I can do anything, and the world is so big and life is so short and I have to choose among the magnificence.”
With Chinook harvests shut down and summer chum harvests are on the rise, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is starting a chum tracking program to keep on eye on fish in the river.
High water is combining with gear restrictions to restrict subsistence fishing along the Yukon River.