Emily Schwing, KYUK - Bethel
The entire community was without electricity for more than three days, as subzero temperatures sapped the local generator's batteries.
Residents who live in about a dozen homes were evacuated to the local school after the Monday blaze, which partially knocked out local power.
Deep in the race archives, there’s a story about a race so cold it froze a half gallon of rum.
For the dozens of Alaska Native communities weighing relocation because of climate change, the path forward isn’t clear.
The changes won’t apply to hundreds in Western Alaska who are still cleaning up from spring floods and Typhoon Merbok.
Peltola says she’ll dig in on salmon crisis during report to the Alaska Federation of Natives convention
The congresswoman tried to deliver a "business as usual" report but the crowd of hundreds delivered their own message of comfort and support.
Debate over previous years' resolutions, on issues including subsistence fishing and climate change, has been heated and contentious.
With former members visibly absent, the Alaska Federation of Natives highlighted strategic planning and spoke with convention attendees.
Two of the three families who lost their homes and most of their possessions during Typhoon Merbok are still trying to find a permanent solution.
A massive storm in 2022 brought flood waters to this part of Alaska, and the tundra was inundated with salt water for days.
FEMA under investigation after ‘unintelligible’ Merbok relief information was sent to Alaska Native communities
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's work with Alaska’s Indigenous communities is being checked for possible systemic problems.
The first booklet, focused on cloudberries, is part of a larger project that digs into the future of Alaska’s wild berries as the climate warms.
Paleontologists Tony Fiorillo and Yoshitsugu Kobayashi spent many hours considering footprints left behind by at least half a dozen ancient species.
The rocks are exposed along a more than 100-mile stretch of the middle section of the Yukon River, between Galena and Kaltag.
Residents in the region say they've been finding ancient footprints left by giant reptiles their entire lives.
In a single week, the researchers found at least two dozen footprints left by at least five different ancient species.
After dozens of field seasons along the Aleutian chain and on the North Slope, paleontologists will explore new territory along part of the Yukon River.
Newtok's school was also the center of local social events, until a January generator fire. Now residents have nowhere to gather.
A Bureau of Indian Affairs team made a rare visit to Newtok by snowmachine Wednesday, after meeting with tribal council members in Mertarvik.
“Every year it seems to get worse,” said Newtok resident Carolyn George.
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