The Federal Subsistence Board has closed Unit 23 to outside hunters this fall, but the yearlong ban hasn’t cleared up the controversy or confusion surrounding the hunt.
A Norwegian tanker carrying over 14 million gallons of fuel ran aground near Nunivak Island last week.
With a swipe of a smartphone, locals can submit their environmental observations, and there’s even an app aimed at preventing further change.
“They needed to come up with new thinking,” said Greg Razo, an attorney with more than 20 years of experience in Alaska. “It’s too expensive to just build prisons and throw more people in jail.”
To open more science positions in Anchorage and Fairbanks, the National Weather Service plans to cut the evening shift and reduce staff in the Nome, Barrow, and Kodiak offices.
Challenged in court since 2008, a new draft environmental assessment upholds the Chukchi leases and increases the estimate to more than four billion barrels of recoverable oil.
One of only two National Weather Service stations in Alaska that stills has forecasters read and record the weather for broadcast, this week an automated system takes over at Nome’s weather service.
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