Alaskas Arctic coastline is 1,060 miles long, but the nearest Coast Guard station is hundreds of miles away in Kodiak. Aside from the occasional cutter that sails through, the Coast Guards only presence on this remote frontier consists of two helicopters.
Because environmental knowledge is embedded in many Native place names, the ongoing movement to restore them is getting an extra push from climate change researchers.
The Department of Homeland Security has launched a new research and development center in Alaska, looking to a future in which sophisticated algorithms will help the Coast Guard manage its Arctic responsibilities and respond to emergencies there.
The Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak is set to unveil a digital archive of local oral history that uses a new digital platform that allows any registered user in the Native community to participate in collecting and archiving cultural and historical items.
Delegates to this week's Arctic Council meeting in Anchorage took a break from international policy discussions to hear UAA's debate team tackle an Arctic governance question and interact with middle schoolers.
Since catastrophic spring flooding shut down the Dalton Highway -- the lifeline for supplying operations on Alaska's Arctic oil fields -- transportation officials have taken steps to protect the road from flooding and plan for a quicker emergency response.
A warming Arctic is likely to unlock important evidence of Alaska Native hunting in the Brooks Range. But when it does, archaeologists and paleoecologists may have a narrow window to collect it.
The Gwich'in names Teedriinjik and Chidriinjik replace Chandalar as the official designation for the Arctic waterway, despite disapproval from the Alaska Historical Commission.
A team of researchers including UAF scientists has developed a model to predict the amount of carbon that will be released to the atmosphere from thawing permafrost soils.
The Alaska Division of Oil and Gas and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management have set the date for Nov. 18, the agencies said in separate statements earlier this week.
Glacier runoff due to climate change could contribute 6 inches to sea-level rise by 2100, says the first major analysis of likely global melting.
Documenting the frozen waters of a fjord in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, an international team of scientists found high levels of reproductive activity and feeding across the marine environment.
Glenn Juday is a man of both science and faith, a University of Alaska Fairbanks professor and also a devout Catholic. And he's trying to share his dual perspective with other members of the church.
Permafrost holds vast stores of carbon, which if released will speed current warming trends. A new study examines the economic impacts such a release could have and predicts it will boost costs by about 13 percent under a "business-as-usual" scenario.
Permafrost research takes place across the Arctic, from the forest floor in Interior Alaska to the seabed off the Siberian coast. But the best way to learn about permafrosts basic qualities -- how it looks, feels, and smells -- is to visit the Permafrost Tunnel Research Facility outside Fairbanks.