Alaska is the only state in the union with Arctic shoreline. Our involvement in the Arctic not only affects the businesses operating here in the Last Frontier but global corporate interests as well. We cover all aspects of current and potential Arctic development whether that means oil and gas exploration, drilling, sustainability, wildlife protections, transportation, or infrastructure needs, Alaska Business stays on the forefront of Arctic issues.
Latest Arctic News
Arctic Encounter 2023: An Exchange of Polar Perspectives
Delegates from twenty-two countries converged in Anchorage for Arctic Encounter, a chance for Alaskans to learn how the state’s problems might be solved using models from elsewhere, just as visitors witness the Alaska way of doing things.
Alaska Science Forum: Arctic Report Card Details Seabird Deaths
The Arctic Report Card—a compilation of northern science by researchers from all over the planet, most of them doing work in Alaska—came out in mid-December at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in Chicago.
Defense Spending Bill Steers $332M to Alaska
The National Defense Authorization Act authorizes $100 million for extending the JBER runway and $68 million for a dormitory at Clear Space Force Station.
Alaska Crews Produce Documentary “At the Edge of Tomorrow”
A two-part documentary premiering on public television is the product of an all-Alaskan crew. At the Edge of Tomorrow, about life on Little Diomede Island, airs on KAKM November 16 and 23.
Satellite Launch Brings Data to Alaska
The JPSS-2 environmental satellite sends data to UAF about the weather, sea ice, wildfires, and much more.
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Crowley Fuels Alaska
This year the Alaska Railroad is celebrating 100 years of transportation people and cargo around Alaska. While the railroad is one of the states oldest transporters, it certainly isn’t the only one, and in this issue of Alaska Business we also check in on the Marine Highway, Span Alaska, and the White Pass & Yukon Route. For those interested in Southeast, our focus on that region provides updates on Kensington Mine, Tongass FCU, the troll fishery, and Juneau’s growing landfill.