After threatened federal budget cuts, it’s an uncertain future for the Alaska Sea Grant and the Marine Advisory Program, whose sole representative in Nome is Gay Sheffield.
“We were very pleased when he (President Obama) actually issued this executive order — that, among other things, it formally mandates that the federal government include us in deliberations that impact the marine environment,” said Melanie Bahnke, the President of Kawerak.
Shishmaref climate change awareness advocate Esau Sinnok was recognized Friday as a “Champion of Change” during a ceremony at the White House.
Nome’s Mayor Richard Beneville, Port Director Joy Baker, and Port Commissioner Megan Alvanna-Stimpfle traveled to the lower-48 to encourage Arctic development in Nome.
Rural communities — including Diomede, Kaltag, Kotzebue, and Nunam Iqua — have been chosen for a USDA water and sewer initiative.
Local leaders have drafted a letter outlining their vision for the Arctic’s future as Kotzebue prepares for President Obama’s visit today.
Obama’s three-day tour of Alaska focuses on climate change with visits to to Anchorage, Dillingham, and Kotzebue.
The U.S. Arctic Research Commission covered a range of topics — from fire forecasts to walrus tagging to the nutritional value of reindeer meat.
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