Rural Alaska

Since the mid-20th century, Alaska and the Arctic have been warming about twice as fast as the global rate. Over the past five decades, average Alaska temperatures have increased by 3.4 degrees Fahrenheit, with the increases most pronounced in winter -- a change noticed by Native elders decades ago.  Yereth Rosen
A federal judge considering a court challenge by Pebble mine developers has granted Pebble’s request to force testimony by a former government scientist now believed to be living in Australia.Lisa Demer
President Obama is expected to announce during his visit to the state next week a project led by the Denali Commission to assess whether 31 rural Alaska communities affected climate change should be relocated or protected in their current location, a federal official speaking at a U.S. Arctic Research Commission in Nome said this week.Emily Russell | KNOM
Science was in the spotlight when the U.S. Arctic Research Commission came together for its second and final day of meetings in Nome, covering a range of topics -- from fire forecasts and walrus tagging to sea ice loss and the nutritional value of reindeer meat.Laura Kraegel | KNOM
Huge, wind-whipped waves were crashing onto the beach at Barrow, forcing the closure of a road, the National Weather Service reported Thursday. Yereth Rosen,Alex DeMarban
Two boaters missing near the mouth of the Kuskokwim River in Southwest Alaska have been found uninjured, troopers said.Sean Doogan
The Walker administration, in a move that extinguished the hopes of tribal interests, is moving forward with an appeal in a significant court case. If the state loses, it ultimately could turn millions of acres of Alaska into Indian country.Lisa Demer
Scientists hope President Obama's visit to Alaska and a high-level conference focusing on climate will help people in southern latitudes understand why the quickly warming Arctic is important to the rest of the world.Yereth Rosen
A search continued Tuesday for two overdue boaters last seen in the Kuskokwim River village of Napaskiak on Sunday night. Alaska Dispatch News
The National Park Service is celebrating its 99th birthday Aug. 25 by waiving entrance fees at all national parks, including those in Alaska.Alaska Dispatch News
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