Latest Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Stories
The mysterious goo that was found after washing up to the shorelines in a village in Alaska is made up of fungal spores.
The fast-melting Arctic sea ice seems to be pushing the walruses out onto land, with many moving near the area where oil leases have been sold.
Hunters from Wainwright say that there is something big and strange floating through the Chukchi Sea between Wainwright and Barrow in the Arctic.
Royal Dutch Shellâ€™s Alaska manager said the company still intends to develop a major new source of production in the Arctic waters off the Alaskan coast despite last weekâ€™s decision from an appeals court in Washington, DC that ruled such activity to be illegal.
A proposed gravel mine in Alaska would disrupt a caribou migration route and local subsistence hunting, critics say. The Anchorage Daily News reported Wednesday that the plan by a construction company calls for pulling gravel from roughly 40 acres near Hugo Mountain, about 18 miles northeast of Kotzebue, Alaska.
By Anonymous When a town is in danger of disappearing, what course of action can it take? The town of Kivalina, Alaska, has decided to get reparations, by suing two dozen oil, power, and coal companies that it claims have brought about climatic changes that are threatening its existence.
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.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two conservation groups filed a lawsuit on Tuesday challenging the Bush administration's decision to let oil companies unintentionally harass or harm polar bears and walruses off the northwestern Alaska coast. The lawsuit filed in U.S.
A tiny and impoverished Alaskan village of Inupiat Eskimos located in the Arctic Circle, Kivalina, filed a lawsuit March 4 against industrial corporations that emit large quantities of greenhouse gases.
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