“Some of this infrastructure has been put in with the assumption that permafrost will remain relatively stable, and if it does degrade, there will be consequences for maintenance or replacement of infrastructure,” says UAF researcher David McGuire.
BLM Director Neil Kornze will visit Wainwright and Barrow this week to oversee a land transfer and two well-cappings.
A new Alaska nonprofit aims to give a new voice to the people and communities of the North Slope.
A fatal shooting took place Wednesday morning in Barrow. The victim was Vincent Nageak III, nephew of Alaska State Representative Ben Nageak.
Traditional knowledge was gathered from over 100 contributing authors spanning 15 villages from the Yukon-Kuskokwin Delta up to the North Slope. However, the driving factors for food security were identical across the regions.
Delays in both the subsea Arctic cable, and a terrestrial cable along the Dalton Highway, could push the rollout of ultrafast broadband in rural Alaska to 2016 or beyond.
Canada’s Arctic Fibre is building the fiber backbone, while Anchorage-based Quintillion Networks will link the fiber optic pipeline to local telecoms in Nome and elsewhere.
Pacific Walrus are officially off the hook when it comes to a mysterious illness that’s been plaguing seals and walrus in the region.
In Thursday’s news: US Dept. of Interior considering taking AK tribal land into trust; North Slope oil spill draws attention to frequency of smaller chemical incidents;…
In Wednesday’s news: After some difficult weather, Arctic development conference begins in Gambell; Nome Board of Ed discusses district data at work session; One fatality reported…