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.
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.