ConocoPhillips Alaska’s Westward Expansion

ConocoPhillips Alaska’s Westward Expansion

Greater Mooses Tooth 1 (GMT1) yielded first oil in October. Relying on new oil drilling technology, it is the most recently developed production site for ConocoPhillips on the North Slope as the company continues its methodical westward expansion into the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) along a geological formation known as the Barrow Arch.

Newtok to Mertarvik

Newtok to Mertarvik

In October, the Yup’ik community of Newtok braced itself to lose four homes to rapid erosion as storms from the southeast removed dozens of feet of shoreline no longer protected by ice and permafrost due to climate change.

Alaska CARES

Alaska CARES

With sexual assault and child abuse cases hitting all-time highs for Alaska CARES Child Advocacy Center and Forensic Nursing Services of Providence in Anchorage, construction is rapidly moving forward on a new multi­disciplinary facility in Midtown.

Facing the Blob

Facing the Blob

Amalga Harbor, near Juneau, has a remote release of hatchery chum salmon returning there. Pictured is one the first common property purse seine fisheries.

No Road Necessary

No Road Necessary

The Last Frontier’s massive, transient population of military personnel, its rural geography, and its depth and breadth of artisan products makes it a prime location for the development of e-commerce businesses.