For 22 years, Paul Atkins, an avid hunter and outdoorsman, taught school on the edge of the Bering Sea in the remote community of Kotzebue where the winters are long and cold […]
The disinformation war
“The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should […]
Better than dollars?
A news analysis Fans of Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race might soon be able to help fill its financial coffers by doing their shopping with virtual IditaCoin. As Fairbank’s Brett Sass […]
The latest “Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation” on how to deal with climate change is out, and the operative word is “adaptation.” Noticeably missing are words […]
Searching for answers
Nudged into action by near unbelievable early findings of privately funded probes into the secret lives of Pacific salmon, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced it is this […]
Paint it pink
The North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) this week posed a question that has been on the minds of some fisheries scientists for years now: “Are There Too Many Salmon in the […]
Before the first great pandemic of the twenty-first century played havoc with life as all have known it in the Information Age, some European countries seemed on the verge of upending the […]
Humpies go home!
While Alaskans welcome back a swarm of pink salmon forecast to push the summer’s total salmon harvest near the 200 million mark once considered an unobtainable fishermen’s fantasy, 4,000 miles away […]
After the great Pacific salmon crash of 2020 and early fears about the Alaska salmon run of 2021, the 49th state looks to be easing into another season of Piscean […]
The global pandemic is causing problems for salmon farmers, but that is far from good news for Alaska commercial fishermen, processors or the few 49th state communities with economies still heavily dependent […]