The proposed habitat covers roughly 350,000 square miles along the Bering Strait and the northern Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas.
Three Arctic municipalities are joining forces with maritime stakeholders to establish a new group focused on safety in Arctic waters.
As the U.S. outlines priorities for its time as chair of the international Arctic Council, some Alaska Native groups say there’s not enough focus on indigenous rights, while state lawmakers call for a greater emphasis on jobs.
Challenged in court since 2008, a new draft environmental assessment upholds the Chukchi leases and increases the estimate to more than four billion barrels of recoverable oil.
Seeking a 22nd term as Alaska’s sole representative in the U.S. House, Young said during a recent trip to Nome that federal overreach threatens Alaska, and Alaskans.
This “time-tested” safety tool makes its debut on the Sikuliaq this winter—a tribute to the wisdom of Arctic ice-walkers.
The Week of the Arctic conference wrapped up its time in Nome with a “federal listening session” yesterday.
Balancing larger Arctic ambitions with more local, immediate needs—like running water and affordable energy—dominated the discussion Monday.
As the state’s commission works toward a unified arctic policy, leaders balance immediate needs in rural communities with long-term international ambitions.
Federal officials visited Nome and Unalakleet Friday to get a first-hand account of the region’s transportation and infrastructure needs.