Alaska News

Arctic coastal communities that are primarily indigenous and facing forced relocation because of the effects of climate change face not only environmental threats but also bureaucratic hurdles.

Kamala Kelkar

President Barack Obama landed at JBER on Monday Aug. 31, 2015 for his three-day visit to Alaska. 

Shelby Lum
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said Monday the city will replace its aging orange-glow streetlights with white LED ones, generating big savings in energy consumption.Devin Kelly
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility wants monuments created in the Aleutian Islands, the Bering Strait and the Arctic Ocean. Alex DeMarban
President Obama on Tuesday will propose speeding the building of new icebreakers that can operate year-round in the nation’s polar regions, part of an effort to close the gap with other nations, especially Russia, in the Arctic.Julie Hirschfeld Davis
Full transcript of President Barack Obama's address to Alaska Native leaders at a roundtable during the GLACIER Conference in Anchorage on Monday.Alaska Dispatch News
Full transcript of President Barack Obama's speech from the GLACIER Conference in Anchorage on Monday.Alaska Dispatch News
Indigenous residents from some of the smallest communities and most remote parts of Alaska had a message for international leaders who convened in Anchorage for a high-profile State Department-hosted Arctic conference: Climate change is an existential threat.Yereth Rosen,Asaf Shalev
Outside the security cordons, the president’s arrival drew a full array of protesters, opportunists, celebrants and the merely curious, all angling for a chance to be part of the moment. Michelle Theriault Boots
People gathered on the Delaney Park Strip in downtown Anchorage Monday to either sound off on or celebrate President Obama's visit to Alaska.Suzanna Caldwell