On Friday night, about a dozen Greenpeace activists -- several dressed in polar bear costumes -- demonstrated at the opening reception of the first Arctic Circle conference, an international gathering of some 1,000 business leaders, government officials and others with interests in the Arctic.
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned about the impact of shale gas as state-owned giant Gazprom celebrated the official opening of a massive Yamal field.
ANALYSIS: If you believe Big Oil is going to build a "$65+ billion" Alaska natural gas project when shale gas is booming across the Lower 48, then this may sound like great news. If youre a skeptic, well, read on.
Part III: Shell Oil has battled its way into the Arctic Ocean over the past eight years, trying to find a co-existence with polar bears, whales and villagers. Here's how the oil giant did it.
Shell started oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean on Sunday, much to the dismay of its critics. If you were asked today to decide between drilling offshore or in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which would you choose?
Is rigorously examining the public claims of government and industry a partisan endeavor, as an Alaska state lawmaker loudly claimed at a recent zoo fundraiser? No. At Alaska Dispatch, it's a passion.
Taco Bell on Sunday flew in 10,000 tacos to the remote Alaska town of Bethel, an event spawned after a local hoax claimed a Taco Bell franchise was opening in the town.
An internal report by the Justice Department outlines transgressions on FBI Agent Mary Beth Kepner's part, ranging from not documenting interviews to hiding evidence from Sen. Ted Stevens's legal team during his 2008 trial.
In 1918, a flu epidemic decimated the Alaska village of Wales, explaining many of its troubles today. Mike Weyapuk knew the history, but he faced his own problems to the end.
Mike Weyapuk had few opportunities in his Bering Strait village of Wales, Alaska. But he had a dream: to escape the poverty and death around him and start a metal band in the Lower 48.
For Mike Weyapuk, his short and tragic life in many ways tracked the horrific history and loss of his Bering Strait village of Wales, once one of the largest Native settlements in Alaska.
Seven years after 26-year-old Mike Weyapuk died at the far northwest corner of North America, his story and that of his Inupiat village of Wales are still emblematic of Alaska's most horrific problems.
As Native villages across Alaska struggle to rediscover traditions lost to time, death and colonialism, a little-known 1970 whale hunt proves it is possible to bring back the past and hold on to it for the future.
OPINION: The narrative of Alaska used to be that we relied on each other, and we helped each other, if nothing else, because we all needed each other. Rural Alaska Native kids deserve your help.
An excerpt from "Crude Awakening: Money, Mavericks, and Mayhem in Alaska," a new book about Alaska oil and politics by Dispatch co-founders Amanda Coyne and Tony Hopfinger.