More Shipping Means More Resources Needed for North Alaska

Alaska’s northernmost communities are seeing increased shipping off their shores, as climate warming loosens the ice that once locked out marine traffic. Although marine commerce is growing in the area, the Arctic environment requires specialized safety and monitoring resources, which don’t come cheap.

Download Audio (MP3)

Joaqlin Estus is a reporter at KNBA in Anchorage.

Previous articleNOAA Calls for Creation of Climate Change Agency
Next articleHouse and Senate in Talks for Coastal Management Special Session