Tiliisia Sisto, a 23-year-old mother of two, became a hunter this year. Sisto lives in Venetie, Alaska, a Gwich’in Alaska Native village, and if she wants to eat affordably while also preserving her culture, hunting is key. So are the Porcupine caribou she and her people rely on.
It is with equal parts sadness and joy that I must report that the end of Fat Bear Week is upon us and the fattest bear of them all has been decided.
The only good bear is a fat bear.
The last two Blockbuster stores in Alaska are shutting their doors for good next week according to the Anchorage Daily News, which means there is just one remaining relic of the video rental giant still up and operating in the entire United States.
As we continue to burn fossil fuels like there’s no tomorrow, an insidious transformation is taking place under our noses. Remote ecosystems in our planet’s far north are changing at a scale that’s hard to imagine.
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is no longer safe.
The people with money have spoken, and we know money talks. Investors behind more than $2.52 trillion in assets don’t want oil and gas companies wasting any time, energy, or money drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska.
The Gwich’in people have called the northeastern lands of Alaska that spill into Canada home for more than 40,000 years. These lands are still theirs, except today they’re being threatened by oil and gas drilling.
Federal authorities have arrested the former CEO of an Alaskan telecoms firm—who just so happens to be the very individual Federal Communications Commission chair and telecom flack Ajit Pai tapped to run a broadband advisory panel—on charges that she tricked investors into pouring $250 million into a fraud scheme.
The caribou herds that graze the expansive, treeless tundra lands of northern Canada have declined perilously since the 1990s. Now, a team of researchers is arguing that the government’s response—of placing limits on indigenous subsistence hunting—is misguided. Instead, they say policymakers should focus on the mining…
A woman in Anchorage, Alaska was pulling off an embezzlement scheme so sly that even an IRS audit didn’t uncover the theft. But then her boss’s grandson infected peepaw’s computer with a virus, ultimately leading to the discovery of false checks.
On Thursday, a paper published in Scientific Reports raised grave concerns about the future of muskoxen in a warming world. Buried in it was one of the most incredible stories I’ve ever seen recorded in a scientific journal—that of a freak winter tsunami that caused 52 muskoxen to become entombed in ice on the shores…
Climate change is already hitting Alaska hard, but it’s not just that coastlines are eroding and permafrost is thawing. For the people of Alaska, warming will mean new diseases, more mental illness, and an inability to live off the land the way many do now.
As a general rule, we tend to associate global warming with less snow and ice. But the impacts of our planet’s carbon-fueled fever aren’t always simple, and a new study suggests a double whammy of rising temperatures and natural climactic variability yielded a major uptick in snowfall in south-central Alaska since the…
Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski has spent decades seeking oil. Specifically, oil that lies beneath the tundra of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). With this week’s passage of a GOP tax bill containing a provision to open ANWR to drilling, she’s finally achieving her goal.
Research shown at last week’s American Geophysical Union meeting revealed that everyone’s favorite rodent has been using sticks to build dams on the Alaska’s treeless tundra. The colonization is reshaping the geography of the north and could allow other animals to follow beavers into the brave new warming world.
UTQIAĠVIK, ALASKA—On a crumbling heap of thousand-year-old garbage overlooking a leaden sea, Anne Jensen shakes her head disapprovingly. A gust of Arctic air whips her hair around her face as she scrutinizes the beige house perched sixty feet above us, atop an Iñupiat archaeological site that’s fast eroding into the…
That climate change is rapidly warming the Arctic is a given, but apparently the news hasn’t reached our algorithmic overlords.
As Congressional Republicans inch closer to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Trump administration just granted the first new oil exploration permit in the American portion of the Arctic ocean in two years.