That Summer When Climate Change Baked Alaska

An Anchorage-based wildlife biologist describes what life is like in our northernmost state—one that’s been dramatically altered by rising temperatures.

August 09, 2019

Dead and damaged spruce trees infested by spruce bark beetles

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Pacific walrus crammed onto a beach in Point Lay, Alaska, in 2014

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Scientists examine ice melt ponds in the Chukchi Sea, Alaska

Kathryn Hansen/NASA
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Plus, Sonny Perdue doesn’t understand cancer science, and offshore drillers are writing their own rules.

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At least 31 villages now face imminent threats from climate change and may have to relocate, at a cost of as much as $200 million each.

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Most Americans, including many congressional Republicans, are strongly opposed to oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. So why is it attached to the tax bill?

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Indianan Jim Brainard has been making the post-partisan case for building sustainable, resilient cities for more than 20 years.

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The forced relocation of hundreds of staffers is seen by many as a precursor to the agency’s dissolution—and a sell-off of public lands to the states.

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The agency aims to stop citizens from challenging pollution permits—while continuing to allow challenges from polluters who want to pollute more.