President Donald Trump's interior secretary, Ryan Zinke, drew cheers from some industrial-minded Alaskans on Wednesday when he pledged to pave the way for new development on the North Slope and reinvigorate the state's oil industry.
St. Lawrence Island tribal groups tried to protect walruses. Now the animal they rely on faces a threat they cannot control.
Interesting article about how the Native Villages of Savoonga and Gambell are bringing back local tradition and practices to try and protect the Walrus from rapidly melting sea ice, including adopting local ordinances that regulate hunting practices and the allowable number of animals that can be taken.
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump's White House wants to sell half of the nation's emergency oil stockpile and open the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to drilling as part of plans to balance the budget over the next 10 years, documents by the administration showed.
For the rapidly warming Arctic, where people may be anxious about climate change, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson last week had some soothing words.
The Arctic Council, the eight-nation group that the United States chaired until May 11, "has proven to be an indispensable forum in which we can pursue cooperation," Tillerson said in remarks at the organization's ministerial meeting in Fairbanks just over a week ago. "I want to affirm that the United States will continue to be an active member in this council. The opportunity to chair the council has only strengthened our commitment to continuing its work in the future."
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Friday that seeks to expand offshore oil and gas drilling to areas currently off limits, in his administration's latest move to expand domestic energy production.
Bering Sea tribal groups slam Alaska delegation for ‘standing by’ as Trump struck order giving them voice
Alaska Native elders from Bering Sea coastal communities on Friday blasted Alaska's congressional delegation for not doing more to prevent President Donald Trump from striking an Obama-era executive order that gave them a voice on federal management decisions in the region.
A growing body of literature examines the vulnerability, risk, resilience, and adaptation of indigenous peoples to climate change. This synthesis of literature brings together research pertaining to the impacts of climate change on sovereignty,
culture, health, and economies that are currently being experienced by Alaska Native and American Indian tribes and other indigenous communities in the United States. The knowledge and science of how climate change impacts are affecting
indigenous peoples contributes to the development of policies, plans, and programs for adapting to climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This report defines and describes the key frameworks that inform indigenous understandings of climate change impacts and pathways for adaptation and mitigation, namely, tribal sovereignty and self-determination, culture and cultural identity, and indigenous community health indicators. It also provides a comprehensive synthesis of climate knowledge, science, and strategies that indigenous communities are exploring, as well as an understanding of the gaps in research on these issues. This literature synthesis is intended to make a contribution to future efforts such as the 4
the National Climate Assessment, while serving as a resource for future research, tribal and agency climate initiatives, and policy development.
Scores of Inuit delegates from Greenland, Canada, Alaska and Chukotka, Russia will gather next year in Utqiaġvik, Alaska, the community formerly known as Barrow, for the organization's 13th general assembly, following a decision April 3 by the Inuit Circumpolar Council's executive council.
FEMA Region 10 Mitigation Planning Program presents: 2017 Natural Hazards Mitigation Planning Coffee Break Webinar Series
WHAT: The FEMA Region 10 Mitigation Planning team introduces the Mitigation Planning Coffee Break Webinar Series for 2017. Each month we will spend 1 hour discussing a different mitigation planning topic. We will provide best practices, highlight work from Region 10 tribes, states, and cities, and have guest speakers share their experience with of mitigation plans and mitigation planning.