A Dark View of Arctic Geopolitics; Shell's Arctic Drilling Rig Arrives to Dutch Harbor; Gov. Walker Signs Fuels Tax Increase; What the Supreme Court's Redistricting Decision Means For Alaska; Kachemak Residents Buck A Hatchery Proposal in Tutka Bay; Katmai Bear Cams Draw International Audience of Millions; Bristol Bay Salmon Camp: 'Can We Eat the Fin?' Download Audio
World leaders speak of the Arctic as a "zone of peace and co-operation." But continued tranquility is just one forecast for the region. A much darker scenario came today from a Canadian policy scholar with an insider's view of Russia. Download Audio:
The Transocean Polar Pioneer, a drill rig contracted by Royal Dutch Shell, has arrived in Dutch Harbor. The oil company plans to use the port as a hub this summer as part of their exploratory Arctic drilling effort. There’s very little opposition in the tiny Alaskan town in comparison to that in Seattle, where some environmental activists went so far as to chain themselves to one of Shell’s Arctic drilling support vessels last month. Download Audio:
Scenes from Kivgiq 2015
- Boy drowns during swim with friendsYoung drowning victim in Kotzebue known as adventurous and spirited
- Barrow community mural takes look back in timeBarrow's fire department has always had a collection of strong, dedicated local firefighters, but until the late '60s, the group's equipment was a little behind the times.
- Archeology project digs up national awardA recent multiyear community archeology project at Cape Krusenstern National Monument has been recognized for its research, public outreach and local education efforts.
- Who 'Done ItAs reported by the Alaska Court System and the Alaska State Troopers.
- Kiana holds education assembly and spring cleanupIt is that time of the year to clean up our villages!
- The northern boreal bird nurseryMIDDLE FORK, CHANDALAR RIVER — Two-hundred miles straight north of my home in Fairbanks, I'm at the northern edge of a forest that carpets the continent all the way to Labrador. Here for a meteorite search with an astronomer, I have helicoptered into a place humming with life.
- Strong dollar puts crimp on salmon pricesAs Alaska's salmon season heads into high gear, a few bright spots are surfacing in an otherwise bleak global sales market.
- Gardeners should consider planning to donate some of their bountyIt's hard to imagine anyone going hungry in Alaska in the summer.
- In BriefScholarship applications wanted for BLaST program
- 15 Years Ago in the Arctic SounderNalukataqs cap off whaling season