A Russian icebreaker just completed the fastest transit of the Northern Sea Route, and did so one month after the shipping season usually closes.
A Russian tanker carrying 200,000 gallons of oil ran aground off an island in the North Pacific on November 28th.
Nome’s Port Commission and City Council are focused on the future of the port, despite the state’s economic challenges.
With the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers putting a proposed expansion of Nome’s port on pause for at least a year, council members discussed a way forward at Monday’s meeting.
The Arctic Council just concluded its first meeting under U.S. Chairmanship in Anchorage, and a select few delegates traveled up to Nome for an afternoon, touring the town and meeting locals to get a sense of what life is like in rural Alaska.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cites changing economics of oil and gas development, specifically Shell Oil ceasing its Arctic oil search, for the year-long pause.
Our corner of Alaska was host to an historic visit last month. President Barack Obama’s trip to our state marked the first time a sitting president visited the Arctic — or anywhere in bush Alaska — and thanks to you, KNOM news was on the front lines both before and during this unprecedented trip.
City Council Seat C: Tobin Sees a ‘Burst’ of Arctic Attention, Incumbent Pomeranz Focuses on Cost of Living
Nome’s port, new museum, and future expansion are the focus of the two candidates for Nome City Council Seat C.
As sea ice melts and temperatures rise, cruise ships, mainly European ones, are taking advantage of the Arctic’s more navigable waters.
A “disappointing” well in the company’s Burger J prospect in the Chukchi Sea has led the oil company to “cease further exploration activity in offshore Alaska.”