“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.
Rural communities — including Diomede, Kaltag, Kotzebue, and Nunam Iqua — have been chosen for a USDA water and sewer initiative.
Earlier this summer, a very special community education course in a key part of KNOM’s listening area highlighted a growing awareness of pollution in our region. With your support, KNOM was on the front lines of this crucial story.
The U.S. Arctic Research Commission covered a range of topics — from fire forecasts to walrus tagging to the nutritional value of reindeer meat.
The research vessel Sikuliaq docked in Nome on July 21 and opened its doors to local visitors, who had the chance to learn about the ship’s upcoming missions.
The U.S. Arctic Research Commission visits Nome in August. They’re looking for feedback on local Arctic research: what’s needed, what’s funded, and what needs more support.
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.
While studying Chinook salmon in the Bering Sea, researchers found themselves in the wake of an unlikely killer.
Starting next spring, researchers will be on the ground in four communities with VPSOs to gather their thoughts on how the program can be most successful.
Wooly mammoths once roamed across Europe, Northern Asia, across the Bering Strait and throughout Alaska and Canada. But they mostly disappeared from North America around ten thousand years ago—and around four thousand years ago, they had vanished entirely. But why?