Yereth Rosen, Alaska Beacon

Yereth Rosen, Alaska Beacon
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As Congress prepares to pass climate bill, Alaska environmentalists see more harm than good

“Our view on this bill is ultimately, it causes more harm than good,” said Emily Sullivan, communications director for the Northern Alaska Environmental Center.
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Report details Alaska demographics hurt most by 2021 spike in drug-overdose deaths

A report on Alaska's overdose deaths has statistics showing who is hardest hit and which drugs have been most likely to kill.

Tale of two salmon fisheries: Bristol Bay breaks record, but Yukon River collapses

The booming Bristol Bay salmon run has broken the record set just last year, while on the Yukon River, Chinook are too scarce to harvest.

Amid turmoil, international Inuit group gathers online to promote protecting Arctic

The Inuit Circumpolar Council, meeting virtually for its quadrennial assembly, celebrated achievements made despite unusual challenges.

Alaskapox a subject of scientific intrigue while world copes with more dangerous monkeypox

Like other diseases caused by Orthopoxvirus strains, Alaskapox is found in small mammals, animal populations that can get overlooked
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When the temperature hits 70, Alaskans feel the heat — and start suffering health ills

Acclimatization, the angle of the sun at high latitudes and other factors make summer heat more intense in Alaska.
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Pollutants from far distances found in Bering Sea animals hunted by Indigenous people

The study, published in the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research, focuses on marine mammals and reindeer harvested by the Yup’ik residents of St. Lawrence Island, at the southern end of the Bering Strait.
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High levels of toxins in clams follows rapid warmup in Gulf of Alaska waters

Warm conditions in the waters surrounding the Alaska Peninsula have produced algal blooms that threaten the safety of food important to coastal residents.
Six moose, seen from above, browsing on low shrubs in the snow

Moose population boom, linked to climate change, inspires some hunting changes

The changes in the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge fit a wider pattern of wildlife shifts that affect subsistence users.
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Avian influenza’s arrival in Alaska signals danger for other parts of the world

Alaska is a globally significant reservoir and distribution point for viruses carried by birds.

ConocoPhillips starts production at new Alpine satellite field

The well was drilled about a month ago by Doyon 26, the largest mobile drill rig in North America and nicknamed “The Beast.”
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Alaska US House candidates use industry forum to try to stand out in crowded field

With four dozen people vying to become Alaska’s sole U.S. House member, how does anyone corral contenders into a meaningful public forum?