Tag: climate change

A new green land

With the Arctic recording its second warmest year on record, despite global temperatures moderating slightly, the U.S. National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (N0AA) on Tuesday warned that the polar ice cap “shows no […]

Xmas blow

The climate-change Grinch did its best to steal the Christmas spirit from the tiny and remote, Alaska fishing community of Cordova, population 2,200, on Sunday.   Screaming into town with hurricane-force winds […]

Wet Christmas

Just when Alaska’s largest city was looking all White Christmas, a powerful North Pacific storm slammed into the urban underbelly of the state to start the month of December off with unseasonably […]

Idiocracy

Commentary Sometimes, if you have spent your life in journalism, it is hard to look at some of what passes for reportage these days without being forced to ponder whether a once-valued […]

Shifting seasons

November brought winter like weather to coastal Alaska at last, ending another October of the new-normal. The National Weather Service in Anchorage reported up to four inches of snow turning in places […]

No whales now

Twenty-nine-years ago, Utqiaġvik was Barrow, Alaska, and winter ice was forming fast on this day. Words cannot really describe how different conditions now. On Friday, you could have surfed the Arctic Ocean off […]

Global stew

An ocean circulation phenomenon known as La Nina is brewing in the tropics west of Central America, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) suspects it might, maybe, kinda, could bring Alaska […]