One result of the Kotzebue workshop is a collaborative “toolbox” meant to address the changes taking place within coastal communities in Alaska — specifically those changes linked to rising temperatures.
“The conversation was about climate change, the effect on the ice, on the sea ice, on the permafrost, on what animals live there,” Nome mayor Richard Beneville said of last week’s Arctic Science Ministerial.
The new plan includes nine critical actions necessary to protect the community from erosion and violent storms.
A Swiss family has been at sea for 16 years, striving to reach the tops of the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents. Their epic journey has now brought them to Nome.
With a swipe of a smartphone, locals can submit their environmental observations, and there’s even an app aimed at preventing further change.
A new study in the Journal of Physical Oceanography suggests that rising temperatures in the far north could result in warmer water, or what’s known as spicier water.
An ice jam from the nearby Inmachuk River flooded the only road to the village’s airport.
A two-day workshop in Nome is bringing together village leaders, university researchers, and government officials to discuss climate change adaptation in the region.
Dennis Davis said sea ice conditions have become less reliable for his fellow seal and walrus hunters. He said the footage he collects with the drone “is like insurance.”
Volunteer Maddie Winchester recently traveled to Shishmaref, Alaska, to collect material for KNOM’s Story49. Like all of our volunteers’ village trips, Maddie’s allowed her to see an incredible slice of life in rural Alaska — and to meet an exceptional young person, advocating for his community.