After more than a month without sewer or water, both services are functional again in the community of St. Michael. But because of the amount of water required to thaw the entire system, services won’t be restored in full until the summer.
White Mountain’s current, decades-old water tank is prone to leaks, which cost $8,000 and take two days to repair each time, says Yvonne Gregg, Utilities Manager for the community. A new water tank is expected to be installed this summer thanks to funds from NSEDC.
With a swipe of a smartphone, locals can submit their environmental observations, and there’s even an app aimed at preventing further change.
Our Sep. 17 discussion on Exchange ranged from explaining traumatic brain injuries to dispelling myths, discussing diagnoses, and explaining how to access care and services in our region.
Rural communities — including Diomede, Kaltag, Kotzebue, and Nunam Iqua — have been chosen for a USDA water and sewer initiative.
Some of the nonprofit and charity groups are asking for a portion of NSEDC’s annual community benefit share; others want a permanent place in the city’s ledger.
The communities of Quinhagak, Shageluk, Nunapitchuk, Buckland, and Akiachak will receive grants from the USDA’s branch of Rural Development for water, wastewater and solid waste projects.
For the first time in the United States, a technology traditionally used on humans is testing possible widespread threats to food security.
With Arctic temperatures rising, scientists want to know how those changes affect the migration of diseases and contaminants through the Bering Strait, and Alaska researchers are getting nearly a million dollars to study the question.
Too little of the essential vitamin can lead to tissue damage and weak bones and, in extreme cases, can lead to bone deformities known as rickets.