In August, UAF scientist Ben Jones was hiking near Drew Point on the northern coast of Alaska. He noticed pilot Jim Webster walking toward him, while flicking a little yellow frisbee his way.
The icebreaking tanker SS Manhattan was an oil company’s attempt to see if it might be profitable to move Alaska oil to the East Coast by plowing through the ice-clogged Northwest Passage.
A team of researchers has a plan to slow the melting of northern sea ice using a sand-like substance.
The US Coast Guard’s Pacific Area commander discussed the service’s new Arctic Strategic Outlook, polar security cutters, and innovation efforts to improve maritime domain awareness in the high latitudes.
Iditarod is a lonely place. A century ago, for a few years it was the largest city in Interior Alaska.
In a 5-part series on GCI Channel 907, Alaskans across the state can tune in to programming addressing international implications of a new, global Arctic, as well as local and regional impacts ranging from border security to food and water security.