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The Porcupine Caribou Herd could face difficulty in coming years if a trend of increased wildfires in northern Alaska and Canada continue to threaten the animals' wintertime food source of lichen, according to a new study.Yereth Rosen
For more than a decade, the community of Angoon in Southeast Alaska has hoped for a land-based airport to accommodate travel needs. A project is slowly chugging along, but state officials estimate it could still be 20 years from completion.Tegan Hanlon

A year after Pebble, Iliamna Lake communities adjust to new normal

July 28, 2014 - 1:16pm -- benanderson
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It's been a year since the Pebble Partnership lost two major investors, taking with them numerous jobs in a region that had few to begin with. Now the communities are adjusting to their new reality.

A Nome woman was cited for killing a musk ox earlier this month, underscoring the community's growing problem with nuisance musk oxen wandering close to town.Matthew F. Smith | KNOM
Just when seismologists thought the earthquake swarm near Noatak had settled down, a magnitude 4.55 quake shook the region.Jillian Rogers
It's been a year since the Pebble Partnership lost two major investors, taking with them numerous jobs in a region that had few to begin with. Now the communities are adjusting to their new reality.Suzanna Caldwell

It's been a year since the Pebble Partnership lost two major investors, taking with them numerous jobs in a region that had few to begin with. Now the communities are adjusting to their new reality.

Tara Young
A dozen residents of a remote Russian village have braved the Bering Strait to visit friends and relatives in Alaska. Gambell residents say the boat voyage is the first such international crossing in 14 years, reviving an ancient exchange program that was interrupted in the past century by world wars, cold wars and deadly seas.Kyle Hopkins
On the Yukon River, fishermen scooped up tens of thousands of salmon in a new commercial dipnet fishery that spares king salmon. On the Kuskokwim, the fish were elusive, and dipnets have not been embraced as a new gear method for subsistence.Lisa Demer

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