The Southwest Alaska village of Newtok doesn’t intend to lose itself to erosion. Of more than two dozen threatened villages in the state, Newtok is the one farthest along in efforts to move to higher ground.
It’s official: Denali is now the mountain formerly known as Mount McKinley. With the approval of President Barack Obama, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has signed a “secretarial order” to officially change the name of North America's highest peak. President Obama in AlaskaErica Martinson
OPINION: President Obama, we hope your visit will help people who live outside Alaska understand what a warming Arctic means, and to grasp the imperative of leading us ahead with a proactive Arctic development policy.Alice Rogoff
Knights don helmets, pick up shields and put armor to the test. Fans are treated to run after run of horse and knight hurtled at one other. The object is to use the lance to land a perfect strike against the opponent’s shield.
With warming seas creating new opportunities at the top of the world, nations are scrambling over the Arctic - its territorial waters, transit routes and especially, its natural resources - in a rivalry some already call a new Cold War.Steven Lee Myers | The New York Times
Business leaders on the North Slope still fight for the outwardly conflicting positions of admitting the climate crisis while also supporting Arctic oil development. Just like President Obama. And, increasingly, like most Alaskans.Charles Wohlforth