alaska

Redefining progress
Redefining progress
University of Montana
This short film captures what progress symbolizes in the Alaskan Brooks Range.
University of Alaska Southeast
Community residents reported erratic changes in weather patterns, including increased rain, cooler summers, less snow accumulation, and less predictable ocean conditions — as well as changes in wildlife.
Vote for the best idea at The George Washington University! The Campus Challenge submission period has ended, and we have received ideas from across GW’s campus. Now the time has come to elevate one above the rest. Choose wisely. Remember: the... Read More
The George Washington University
Lawson Brigham, professor at University of Alaska Fairbanks and governor of the American Polar Society, answers the question "As climate change opens up new trade opportunities in the Arctic, how will populations be affected?".
R. J. Kopchak was formerly the part owner of a fisherman’s co-op in Cordova, Alaska, which was experiencing great success in the late 1980s. Then, on March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground, and "the world changed."
Now that President Obama has just approved offshore drilling in Alaska, how will that affect the native population? Here are some reactions from the native population and their concerns for the future.
Villagers from the small coastal Alaskan town of Newtok have endured extreme weather leading to massive erosion. Though not at fault, this group of some 350 Yup'ik Eskimos is among the planet's first casualties of climate change. They are forced by... Read More

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