Unalakleet will receive the largest single grant on the USDA Rural Development agency’s list totaling 6.6 million dollars. According to Larry Yerich, the public information coordinator for USDA Rural Development, the agency has invested more than $2 billion in rural Alaska since 2009.
“You can tell a lot of people are very proud of their livelihood and where they live,” said Brian Adams.
The 30-minute TV program, “When the Water Took the Land,” will premiere this Sunday and then air again on Tuesday.
The U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies held a meeting in Nome to start the revision process, which will take about a year.
President Obama ended his Alaska trip in Kotzebue, unveiling initiatives to help rural villages cope with climate change in the fast-thawing Arctic.
Local leaders have drafted a letter outlining their vision for the Arctic’s future as Kotzebue prepares for President Obama’s visit today.
In Kivalina, Interior Secretary Jewell Hears “Real Stories” from Community Living with Climate Change
Jewell was in Kivalina Monday to hear what residents say are their concerns as erosion linked to climate change and rising sea levels threatens their way of life—and the very island the community is built upon.
After last week’s fire, Kivalina residents are collating donations and setting up temporary shop in the community’s warehouse.
A fire destroyed Kivalina’s only store early this Friday morning, leaving the northwest Alaska village of 400 without all the food and supplies that were stored there.
Teck Resources, the Canadian firm that operates the Red Dog Mine in northwest Alaska, won’t build a pipeline to carry wastewater away from the mine, opting instead to absorb an $8 million fine laid out in a 2008 lawsuit settlement.