The Wettest Part of Alaska Is Experiencing Extreme Drought. Is Climate Change to Blame?
The drought has had damaging economic and ecological impacts.
In the Land of Hope and Grief: Indigenous Teens Address Suicide Through Art
An art therapy project in an Alaska Native village helps teens talk about suicide in their community.
Shrinking Seasonal Ice in the Bering Sea Threatens Local Livelihoods
Recent storms have destroyed the progress made in ice formation endangering coastal habitats and fishing practices.
Can Government Spending Really Increase Happiness?
Research suggests it can—but the real answer is more complicated.
Meet the Young Alaska Natives Pursuing a Successful Career in the STEM Fields
Pushing back against stereotypes, students in the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program outperform students of all backgrounds in math and science.
The Trump Administration Approves the First Offshore Oil Facility in Federal Waters Off of Alaska
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke on Tuesday announced the approval of the first offshore oil production facility in federal waters off the coast of Alaska.
Fat Bear Week Is Over, but the Glory of America's Fattest Bears Lives on
The competition, which ended Tuesday, provided flashes of joy during this tumultuous news cycle.
A Man Assaults a Native Woman—and Never Sees a Day in Jail
Seeing these crimes go unpunished can make indigenous communities feel hopeless. But in dark times, I take inspiration from our grandmothers.
In Kotzebue, Alaska, Hunters Are Bringing Traditional Foods—and a Sense of Comfort—to Their Local Elders
In one tiny city in Alaska, hunters are working to provide the local elderly population with access to traditional foods. By making that effort, they have become a model for a person-centered approach to care.
Chantal Bilodeau Brings Climate Change to the Theater
Through a cycle of eight plays, Canadian playwright Chantal Bilodeau explores the inner lives of the Arctic's inhabitants during a time of dramatic change.
As Climate Change Intensifies, Here Are the Most—and Least—Resilient Counties in America
A recent EPA survey takes into account extreme weather, but also social factors such as poverty, health, and governance.
Microplastic Contamination Is Affecting People and Animals in Remote Alaska
Scientists are studying the stomachs of Alaskan seabirds to discover the extent to which plastic pollution is impacting wildlife and human populations in the Aleutian Islands.
The Department of the Interior to Pilot Restructuring Efforts With Alaska Office
The department is planning to re-adjust its regional boundaries and revamp its organization system in 2018, starting with a pilot management office in Alaska.
Field Notes: Waiting for Whales in Utqiagvik, Alaska
Utqiagvik, Alaska: High above the Arctic Circle, on a slab of sea ice a mile from shore, an Inupiaq whaling crew watches for a passing bowhead whale under the light of the midnight sun.
Senate Republicans Court Lisa Murkowski With Budget Plan That Opens Alaska to Oil and Gas Drilling
The appropriations bill asks the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee for an extra billion dollars in new revenue, which could come from oil reserves beneath the refuge.
Can a Podcast Revitalize an Endangered Alaska Native Language?
One Juneau-based nonprofit has decided to give it a try.
A Conversation With Blair Braverman, Author of ‘Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube’
Two writers with roots in Alaska talk landscape, identity, survival, and the problem with the term alpha male.
How the Fairbanks Four Finally Found Freedom
George Frese, Kevin Pease, Marvin Roberts, and Eugene Vent — better known as the Fairbanks Four—spent 18 years in prison for a murder they didn’t commit. On the anniversary of the crime, a look at how their incarceration exposed the deep racial divides within the local community.