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Alaska Science Forum: Far-north changes pondered in San Francisco

...That is one of the fastest rates measured on the planet.Recent short-term measurements are even more extreme. In Bering Strait west of Wales, the sea-surface temperature in August 2014 was more than 7 degrees warmer than the average for the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/alaska-science-forum-far-north-chang
Outdoors
Coast Guard proposes Bering Strait shipping route

...wide shipping route through the Bering Strait to try to protect the region...Last year ships went through the Bering Strait 440 times, twice the traffic...That increased traffic in the Bering Strait traverses rough waters, far from...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-07/coast-guard-proposes-bering-strait-ship
State
Volunteers bring Santa to remote village

...gifts to Shishmaref, located about 600 miles northwest of Anchorage or about 100 miles east from Russia, across the Bering Strait in the Chukchi Sea."There is a lot of need in Shishmaref," school Principal Ralph Watkins said. "Having access...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-10/volunteers-bring-santa-remote-village
State
Alaska Science Forum: Alaska blackfish in a world of its own

...loner that fins through lakes and tundra ponds across much of the state. It exists nowhere else, except just across Bering Strait in Siberia. Not much larger than a banana, the fish is different from others in the state because in addition to gathering...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-05/alaska-science-forum-alaska-blackfis
Outdoors
Groups sue to protect walrus from drilling

...Sea. When summer arrives and ice begins to melt, females and their young ride the sea ice edge north through the Bering Strait into the Chukchi Sea. Walrus cannot swim indefinitely and use ice as a diving platform to reach snails, clams and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-11/groups-sue-protect-walrus-drilling
State
My Turn: Ramp up US, Alaska's Arctic infrastructure

...of Alaska and only nine fixed aids exist north of the Bering Strait. The Coast Guard operates just two functioning icebreakers...will become apparent. Should the waters north of the Bering Strait in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) which...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-02/ramp-us-alaskas-arctic-infrastructure
Opinion
AFN Conference focuses on native language

...is the Eskimo heritage program director for Kawerak Inc., a regional nonprofit corporation providing services to Bering Strait residents. On Monday, she apologized to those who were never taught their Native language or were punished for speaking...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-22/conference-focuses-native-language
State
Elders and youth conference focuses on language

...is the Eskimo heritage program director for Kawerak Inc., a regional nonprofit corporation providing services to Bering Strait residents. On Monday, she apologized to those who were never taught their Native language or were punished for speaking...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-21/elders-and-youth-conference-focuses-lan
State
35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska

...north. Females and their young ride the edge of the sea ice into the Chukchi Sea, the body of water north of the Bering Strait.In recent years, sea ice has receded north beyond shallow continental shelf waters and into Arctic Ocean water...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/35000-walrus-come-ashore-northwest-alas
State
Keynote speakers come together for AFN

...faith in my idea and I teamed up with the right person and that was really the key to making something happen."A Bering Straits Native Corp. shareholder and the company's communications director, Aarons said her employer's flexibility and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-05/keynote-speakers-come-together-afn
State

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