On Thursday, Moroccan swimmer Hassan Baraka braved the icy waters between the international dateline and Little Diomede in an attempt to swim between Asia and North America.
The first spill response drill conducted by the state, fuel shippers, and cleanup crews in the Bering Strait has given a measure for how much is still unknown about handling to oil spills in the region.
Representatives from the public and public sectors are practicing drills near Teller to test what could happen if there’s an oil spill in the Bering Strait, and how they plan on cleaning it up.
Canada’s Arctic Fibre is building the fiber backbone, while Anchorage-based Quintillion Networks will link the fiber optic pipeline to local telecoms in Nome and elsewhere.
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 Bering Strait community of Savoonga, on St. Lawrence Island, landed its third whale of the season Monday, marking the first whale to be taken this year not from a hunting camp but by hunters in the village itself.
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From our studio annex’s construction to special broadcasting awards to a Russian cultural trip, it’s been an exceptional year at our radio mission.
News director Laureli Kinneen was able to take advantage of an incredible opportunity this fall: to report, on location, from an international conference in Anadyr (AH-nuh-deer),…
In Monday’s news: Stakeholders in Arctic, Kuskokwim and Yukon regions say they’re in a crisis; Number of ships through Bering Strait grew 118% between 2008 and…