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
Syun-Ichi Akasofu has been advancing understanding of the aurora borealis for more than sixty years and was a critical part of the establishment of the International Arctic Research Center at UAF.
ConocoPhillip Alaska rigs have not been operating in Prudhoe Bay or the Kuparuk River or Colville River units since April.
A group of researchers have found a sliver of good news in the disappearing sea ice off Alaska’s west coast—the ocean floor around Bering Strait still seems to be capturing billions of bits of carbon that might otherwise lead to an even warmer planet.
The Polar Star, the United States’ only heavy icebreaker, is deploying to the Arctic this winter: “The Arctic is no longer an emerging frontier, but is instead a region of growing national importance,” says Vice Admiral Linda Fagan, commander of US Coast Guard Pacific Area.
The AEO will drive coordination and collaboration on DOE’s many activities in the Arctic region including international cooperation on Arctic issues, research on methane hydrates, and development of advanced micro grids and nuclear power systems.
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What’s Worked, What Hasn’t, and What’s Next
The novel coronavirus pandemic has required healthcare professional to take a long, hard look at our healthcare systems to determine what’s helping—and what’s hindering—their ability to deliver care. Alaska's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Anne Zink, provides her insights on how Alaska needs to move forward.