The satellite used to record sea ice data in the Arctic malfunctioned in April, and scientists are scrambling to calibrate a month of missing data.
A two-day workshop in Nome is bringing together village leaders, university researchers, and government officials to discuss climate change adaptation in the region.
Most shorefast ice is already starting to break away. “I think it’s probably three or four weeks early,” said Robert Keith of the Elim IRA Office.
Dennis Davis said sea ice conditions have become less reliable for his fellow seal and walrus hunters. He said the footage he collects with the drone “is like insurance.”
Commercial fishermen are on par with last year’s record-breaking catch, but they stand to make less money because of a new, reduced quota.
Norton Sound’s winter crab fishery finally opened Monday after poor sea ice delayed commercial crabbers for about a month.
A low pressure system is funneling warm air towards the Arctic, creating pools of meltwater at the North Pole.
A Russian icebreaker just completed the fastest transit of the Northern Sea Route, and did so one month after the shipping season usually closes.
The 30-minute TV program, “When the Water Took the Land,” will premiere this Sunday and then air again on Tuesday.
Local leaders have drafted a letter outlining their vision for the Arctic’s future as Kotzebue prepares for President Obama’s visit today.