Ravenna Koenig, Alaska's Energy Desk - Fairbanks


Archaeology in northern Alaska: a race against the clock

"If you see a library burning, you should at least try and get the rare books out," said archaeologist Anne Jensen. Listen now

Meet Utqiaġvik’s Arctic Youth Ambassador, Eben Hopson

"I feel like me carrying his name is a big deal for me because he did things for our people during his time. And I feel I need to do something for our people during this time," Hopson said about his grandfather. Listen now

Two lives that came together at the top of the world

"He does not remember meeting me," Nancy Grant says of her first encounter with her now-husband, Andrew Grant. "I do, too!" he insists. Listen now

International “range states” meet to discuss polar bear conservation

"The number one challenge is loss of polar bear habitat, meaning sea ice," says James Wilder, the polar bear program leader for the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Listen now

Alaska’s only tribal college now offering bachelor’s degree in business

The college's President hopes the bachelor’s program will give local students the qualifications they need to fill positions that might otherwise go to applicants from elsewhere. Listen now

Borough mayor on new potential development coming to the North Slope

On ANWR and the new offshore plan, the mayor says that communication with the federal government will be key. Listen now

Support and concern as Ambler Road comment period draws to a close

It's a big road in a state with not that many of them. Proponents say it will enable growth of the mining industry, and create jobs. Detractors worry about impacts to subsistence. Listen now

Porcupine caribou herd numbers highest in monitoring history

"Currently we don't have any studies specifically looking at what factors are affecting those demographics," said Jason Caikoski, a wildlife biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Listen now

New analysis out on renewable energy costs in rural Alaska

"It shouldn't be used as a manual but it is a good place to start," lead researcher Erin Whitney said.

Work starts on oil exploration project in Arctic federal waters

It’s the first oil exploration project to take place in Arctic federal waters since Shell discontinued their efforts in 2015. Listen now

Disaster declared for North Slope Borough damage from fall storm

It's the second time in three years that the North Slope Borough has received a disaster declaration for a winter storm. Listen now

Alaska’s only tribal college will waive tuition for Alaska Native students

The ultimate goal of the waiver program is to encourage more Alaska Native students to finish their associate degrees and go on to get their bachelor’s. Listen now

High temperatures in Utqiaġvik confuse NOAA algorithm

This November in Utqiaġvik was the hottest on record, averaging 17.2°F. It was so warm that NOAA's quality control algorithms flagged the data. Listen now