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Increasingly warm rivers melting Arctic sea ice, new study shows

Warming rivers play an increasingly important role in melting sea ice and rising air temperatures in the Arctic , according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances . Using complex modeling techniques, a team of international researchers found that heat from rivers melted as much as 10 percent of Arctic sea ice between 1980 and 2015. University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher Igor Polyakov is one of the study’s authors. “Because of increase of surface area temperature over...

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Tribes in Alaska receive federal funding to support transit services

11 hours ago

Nine Alaska Tribes will receive federal funds from the Federal Transit Administration to improve transportation in their communities.

In remarks for Native American Heritage Month, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao noted the large gap in addressing rural transportation needs.

“As you know so well, rural infrastructure has been overlooked for far too long, especially on tribal lands,” Chao said.

Activity to resume at New Polaris mine upstream of Taku River

15 hours ago

The New Polaris Gold Mine lies in a roadless area in British Columbia near the confluence of the Tulsequah and Taku rivers just a few miles upstream from the border.

Canarc Resources said it had received a permit from provincial regulators to resume exploratory work next spring.

Tlingit artist from Juneau designs stamp for the U.S. Postal Service

Dec 1, 2020

The artwork of a Tlingit artist from Juneau will be featured on a new postage stamp set for distribution next year.

Rico Lanáat’ Worl is the founder of Trickster Company, a design shop based in Juneau that incorporates traditional Northwest Coast Art into everything from T-shirts and stickers to skateboard decks and basketballs.

He said that an art director with the U.S. Postal Service named Antonio Alcala called him up one day.

A judge ruled the feds were within their rights to allow a Southeast Alaska tribe to organize a hunt out-of-season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dunleavy administration has sued to block future hunts arguing that Kake’s special moose and deer harvest this summer was federal overreach.

City of Fairbanks seeks U.S. Supreme Court review of Fairbanks Four case

Nov 30, 2020

The City of Fairbanks is challenging a decision that’s allowed a federal civil rights suit filed by the Fairbanks Four against the city to proceed.

The city announced that it has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The four Native men, who spent decades in prison for a murder that evidence later showed others were likely responsible for, are suing the city for racially biased and malicious prosecution.

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