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The Nome Static, May 2018

Shrinking Sea Ice

An aerial view of near-shore ocean ice near the village of Shaktoolik, Alaska.

KNOM airs three daily reports of sea ice location in Western Alaska. This information has been especially important lately, as local sea ice cover has continued to decline, year over year, bringing severe impacts to our listeners.

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Anticipating a Future Arctic

People sit around a conference table, engaged in conversation.

There’s a tension long felt by many KNOM listeners: between cherished, traditional lifestyles and the economics of the modern era. “We are living two lives,” said one attendee of a recent Nome conference intended to envision the future of Western Alaska.

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