A report released Friday by the World Wildlife Fund in Canada finds that capacity for oil spill response in the Beaufort Sea is woefully inadequate, even as Canadian regulators consider relaxing safety standards for offshore exploration.
See it in photos: Dayneé was in Barrow this weekend for the Nalukataq celebration: a community-wide gathering sharing whale meat and celebrating a successful harvest.
“Want to go egging?” Volunteer Emily gets a text from a local friend to go collect wild eggs for food, an important protein source in a springtime subsistence diet. As the seasons change, Emily gets out and about in the Nome countryside.
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Protesters previously opposed to Shell Oil’s Chukchi exploratory drilling continue opposition as ExxonMobil prepares for summer seismic testing on the Russian side of the Bering Strait.
Green Peace activists have staged two separate actions against oil rigs headed to drill in Arctic waters.
Congressman Don Young is introducing a bill in Washington to speed up developing an area of the Seward Peninsula that many are eyeing as one piece of a future Arctic Port.
Presenting an assessment of what its increased arctic operations means for the environment, Nome residents at the meeting said the Coast Guard’s plans lack input, specifics from the Bering Strait.
The assessment claims the impact will be minimal, and finds an increased Coast Guard presence will have “no significant adverse impacts” on water quality, arctic biology, cultural resources, and public safety.
At yesterday’s start of the Marine Mammal Commission’s annual meeting, experts discussed the ways diminishing sea ice is affecting marine mammals and subsistence hunting.