A Norwegian tanker carrying over 14 million gallons of fuel ran aground near Nunivak Island last week.
Some worry the Arctic could serve as the next stage for international conflict, but coast guards across the region are busy laying the groundwork for cooperation.
Nome’s harbor will host the U.S. Coast Guard, fiber optic cable vessels, and a steady stream of cruise ship passengers this summer.
The Port of Nome only has $32,000 to keep itself afloat, and commissioners are concerned about an unexpected emergency.
Senator Lisa Murkowski drilled the Department of Homeland Security on Arctic security at a hearing on the Coast Guard’s assets.
Senator Lisa Murkowski just wrapped up her first trip to Nome in almost four years, touring local facilities, talking with leaders, and hosting a community meet-and-greet.
Emily looks back at her year, which has been the toughest one yet, but also the most notable.
A leaking gas line in Shishmaref has finally been fixed about a year and half after a village public safety officer first discovered an oily sheen along the northern coast of Sarichef Island.
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.”
Measuring nutrients and toxins along the way, the American Geotraces project on the Coast Guard cutter Healy aims to reach the North Pole by mid-September.