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.
A preliminary economic analysis has found that a graphite mining prospect near Nome — an effort to capitalize on a potential supply crunch from China and a growing appetite for electric vehicles — could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars if it's developed.
Through this network, users can access the wealth of tools, data, and reports developed by federal agencies. In order to maintain continued access to federal climate resources, the Georgetown Climate Center is collecting and archiving federal resources. This network portal provides an easy way to continue to access and find these resources all in one place. Resources presented here will either direct readers to archived links, or provide access to an archived link at the bottom of the resource summary.
We invite you join the National Climate Assessment (NCA) in NCAnet, a network of organizations working with the NCA to engage producers and users of assessment information across the United States. Participants extend the NCA process and products to a broad audience through the development of assessment-related capacities and products, such as collection and synthesis of data or other technical and scientific information relevant to current and future NCA reports, dissemination of NCA report findings to various users of assessment information, engagement of assessment information producers and users, supporting NCA events, and producing communications materials related to the NCA and NCA report findings.
Alaska residents, NGOs, tribes, city officials, developers, and lawyers have a convenient information source in this publication, covering the history and status of Alaska water laws. While the State of Alaska governs water within its borders and within 3 miles of the shoreline, the federal government has jurisdiction over water rights on federal lands, which make up over 60% of the land in Alaska. Past and current controversies over who has rights to Alaska’s waters involve public lands, subsistence, commercial fishing, mining, and the Clean Water Act, among others. Water law lessons learned in other states have not been applied yet in Alaska, due to an abundance of water resources. But with possible shortages of groundwater and surface water due to climate change, industry, and a growing population, Alaska will likely face the same problems other states have dealt with.