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 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.
Nome’s City Council heard of a $1 million budget surplus alongside claims the city was facilitating an alleged “fraudulent election” this coming Tuesday.
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.”
Local leaders have drafted a letter outlining their vision for the Arctic’s future as Kotzebue prepares for President Obama’s visit today.
As President Barack Obama shifts his focus to western Alaska, Kotzebue residents discuss oil, erosion, and subsistence.
The U.S. Arctic Research Commission covered a range of topics — from fire forecasts to walrus tagging to the nutritional value of reindeer meat.
The storm is causing sea levels to rise, and effected areas should expect some beach erosion.
The research vessel Sikuliaq docked in Nome on July 21 and opened its doors to local visitors, who had the chance to learn about the ship’s upcoming missions.
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation officials say an analysis of samples taken in 2014 reveal the substance is a mix of “weathered gasoline and diesel.”