Quantcast
Last updated on April 18, 2014 at 1:21 EDT

Latest Inupiat Stories

Cast Bronze Buckle Found In An Ancient Eskimo Dwelling
2011-11-15 06:25:40

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered the first cast prehistoric bronze artifact found in an ancient Eskimo dwelling. The researchers believe the object to have been made in East Asia. The function of the object has scientists puzzled. The Eskimos could have used the object to clasp on their clothing or may have been worn by a shaman in religious practices. The object contains two parts, a rectangular bar connected to a broken circular ring. The object is 2...

2011-09-19 20:40:00

BARROW, Alaska, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 10 months after NASA awarded a technical support and engineering studies contract to ASRC Research and Technology Solutions (ARTS), Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is calling for a review into how the contract was awarded. ARTS, headquartered in Greenbelt, Maryland, is a subsidiary of ASRC Federal Holding Company, which is a subsidiary of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation. "We're proud of the work that our family of companies is doing,...

2011-05-13 14:52:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ASRC today filed suit against the Department of the Interior over its unprecedented designation of more than 187,000 square miles as critical habitat for polar bears on Alaska's North Slope, an area larger than the state of California. Arctic Slope Regional Corporation is joined by the North Slope Borough and a coalition of Alaska Native groups from the North Slope and Northwest and Alaska in seeking judicial relief for the department's...

2010-10-07 12:45:00

BARROW, Alaska, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- After the US Fish & Wildlife Service announced a plan to conduct a series of reviews of ANWR to determine if more areas should be designated as wilderness, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation joins Alaska's congressional delegation in opposing the move. The review includes the coastal plain, also known as the 1002 area, which is believed to hold a mean estimate of 10.6 billion barrels of recoverable oil. Arctic Slope Regional Corporation owns title...

2009-12-07 15:14:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The federal Minerals Management Service today gave the green light to Shell Oil's plan to drill exploratory wells in the ecologically rich waters of the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast next summer. "We are very concerned because drilling for oil runs the risk of devastating spills in a sensitive marine ecosystem already stressed by dramatic climate change," said Marilyn Heiman, director of the Pew Environment Group's U.S. Arctic...

dd1250163c8445a669b075de7222895c1
2009-02-19 08:45:00

Skyrocketing coastal erosion occurred in Alaska between 2002 and 2007 along a 64 kilometer (40 mile) stretch of the Beaufort Sea, a new study finds. The surge of erosion in recent years, averaging more than double historical rates, is threatening coastal towns and destroying Alaskan cultural relics. Average annual erosion rates along this segment of the Beaufort Sea, which lies North of Alaska, had already climbed from about 6.1 m (20 ft) per year between the mid-1950s and late-1970s, to 8.5...

2008-11-21 12:50:39

A U.S. federal appeals court canceled a Royal Dutch Shell permit to drill for Alaskan oil, citing an agencies failure to conduct an environmental review. The court ruled that the U.S. Minerals Management Service failed to conduct a required environmental review before giving the company a permit to drill in the Sivulliq oil field about 16 miles off of northern Alaska, The New York Times reported Friday. The 1970 National Environmental Policy Act required the agency to take a hard look at the...

2008-09-08 12:00:19

By Leonard Doyle Seen from the air, Sarah Palin's state is an environmental wonderland. From Anchorage to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, there is a vast landscape of snow-capped peaks, fjords, crystal glaciers, coastal lagoons, wide river deltas and tundra. The guardian of this wilderness - and Governor of Alaska - has, this week, become one of the most recognisable faces in the world. But behind her beaming smile and wholesome family values is a woman aligned with the big oil and...

3e79231d12bfa0ce19f5d4da8c38ebf8
2008-07-10 10:33:23

In a lawsuit filed on Tuesday, two environmental groups are demanding a reversal of regulations passed last month giving permission to oil companies working in the Chukchi Sea to disturb the polar bears and walrus that live there. Filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and Pacific Environment, the lawsuit hopes to overturn a ruling reached by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last month which allows "incidental takes" of native animals to the region. The regulations, which are set to...

7631971c0b29389187f01a63e76520ec1
2008-05-17 12:05:00

The recent ruling by U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne listing polar bears as a threatened species has indigenous Alaskans concerned they might be banned from hunting the animals they rely upon for food.  Aalak Nayakik, a member of northern Alaska's Inupiat peoples who have inhabited the region for centuries, says polar bears are a staple food for his family. He also uses polar bear fur for his family's bedding. "I like to eat bear meat almost every winter, can't go without it,"...