Alaskans cherish the state's image of wild purity in a landscape so vast it can sometimes seem barely touched by people. But the roughly 600 military installations across Alaska tell a different story, in polluted sites that were never fully cleaned up, and the related health problems that have lingered and festered.

Kirk Johnson | The New York Times
Should salmonberries that carpet the tundra be packed into gallon Ziplocs for sale? What about salmon harvested under subsistence rules, not commercial ones? A debate is raging over the sale of traditional Alaska Native foods.Lisa Demer
Re-Locate, a Kivalina group working to move the community threatened by coastal erosion, was one of 38 recipients -- among 1,300 applicants --  of a grant from ArtPlace America. The money will be used to integrate arts and culture into the field of community planning and development.Jillian Rogers | The Arctic Sounder
The world’s glaciers are retreating at a faster rate than any time in recorded history, according to a new study published online in the Journal of Glaciology.Asaf Shalev
Three teachers and a university professor just completed GCI’s first summer program for teachers, designed to immerse them in the technology and economics of telecommunications in Alaska in order to help GCI develop its workforce.Lisa Demer

America’s Far North cherishes its image of wild purity in a landscape so vast it can sometimes seem barely touched by people. But the roughly 600 military installations across Alaska tell a different story.

Kirk Johnson
Despite challenges -- including short growing seasons and even, in some cases, 24-hour sunlight -- gardeners across Alaska's Arctic are successfully growing their own food.Jillian Rogers | The Arctic Sounder
Short-term weather systems and long-term climate warming are combining to create conditions ripe for another non-wintery Alaska winter.Yereth Rosen
EPA officials said Thursday the borough from 2012 to 2014 stored more than 45,000 pounds of hazardous waste in Barrow without a required storage permit. Associated Press
Last week, officials announced updates to an agreement that allows Native residents of Alaska and Russia's Chukchi Peninsula to travel between the two countries without a visa for stays of up to 90 days.Ryan Schuessler | The Washington Post