The legislation bans foreclosures and utility shutoffs and takes major action to alleviate the pandemic’s economic effects.
Alaska’s Arctic landscape is under assault from a warming climate, and it’s happening a lot faster than anticipated.
On the North Slope, a new oil boom is on the horizon even as climate change arrives and greenhouse gas emissions climb.
Life in southern California, is being transformed as the climate grows hotter, drier and in some regions windier.
The three-year, $700,000 study examined 187 communities, primarily in Western Alaska, that are on or near the coast or a river.
As I write, we have yet to see sea ice reach the Utqiagvik shores.
A growing number of Arctic underground cellars are being rendered unreliable as global warming and other modern factors force changes to an ancient way of life.
Who would have imagined that you could still plant bulbs on the third weekend of November?
Rising temperatures are weakening the Earth’s single most dynamic sea ice factory, in the northwestern Sea of Okhotsk. Its decline will reverberate far beyond the immediate region as climate dominoes begin to fall.
The tally includes a nearly fivefold increase in ice-seal carcasses spotted on shore, along with strandings of emaciated gray whales.
Also on Saturday, the state’s largest Native group gave several awards for exemplary actions and lives.
The permafrost that once sustained farming - and upon which villages and cities are built - is in the midst of a great thaw, blanketing the region with swamps, lakes and odd bubbles of earth that render the land virtually useless.
Researchers now are uncertain when and to what extent the ice may return, and have scrambled to better understand the consequences of back-to-back years of its loss.
Sea surface temperatures, one of the most significant contributors to air temperature in the area, have been well above normal this summer.
Extensive areas of the Lower 48 are nearing or have already crossed the threshold of 2 degrees Celsius, a crucial marker in international climate change policy.
Earth just had its hottest June on record and is on track for hottest July.
Sea surface temperatures are 9 degrees higher than normal in some areas off Western Alaska.
Statewide temperatures for the month are expected to average 27 degrees, 4 degrees higher than the 1965 high mark.
The governor also got rid of a rule that prevented state employees from discouraging unionization.
Infrastructure damage from thawing permafrost and coastal erosion are a major portion of the overall impact cost, at $250 million to $420 million per year between 2015 and 2060.
2018 was another hot one for Alaskans, bringing dramatic changes statewide.
“Alaska is on the front lines of climate change and is among the fastest warming regions on Earth,” says a major new federal report.
Scientists are more certain than ever that climate change is already impacting the United States -- and that it is going to be very expensive.
Many solidly Republican states have resisted aggressive climate policies, but Alaska is already seeing the dramatic effects of global warming.
What happened in the back yard of many Americans last month was not at all representative of the experience elsewhere in the world.