Alaska

earthquakes

The Guy Behind This $2,400 Egg-Shaped Capsule Says It Will Save Us During Deadly Earthquakes

Meant to withstand violent impacts, Mexican engineer Reynaldo Vela’s personal protection pods take prehistoric design cues and are part of a broader trend in disaster capitalism.
Paul Biasco
12.6.18
alaska earthquake

Scenes of Destruction as 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Alaska

A massive earthquake on Friday has triggered a tsunami warning for parts of southern Alaska.
Sarah Emerson
11.30.18
the arctic

Climate Change Has Delayed the First Oil Production Facility in Federal Arctic Waters

An unprecedented fossil fuel venture in the Beaufort Sea is feeling the consequences of warming Arctic temperatures.
Sarah Emerson
11.9.18
cyberattack

Town Reverts to Ancient Technologies After Getting Hacked

Matanuska-Susitna officials declared a state of emergency when a serious malware attack took down their systems.
Samantha Cole
8.2.18
That's Not Good

Climate Change Could Unleash Huge Amounts of Mercury From Permafrost

Turns out permafrost soil contains nearly twice as much mercury as all other soils, the ocean, and the atmosphere combined.
Becky Ferreira
2.6.18
Geohazards

Icy Debris Blobs Are Creeping Closer to Alaska's Only Road to the Arctic

Twenty three “frozen debris lobes” are nearing Alaska’s Dalton Highway, and climate change could be to blame.
Sarah Emerson
11.30.17
A Guide to the Climate Change Deniers in Congress

Alaska's Climate Change Deniers

Meet Alaska's climate change deniers.
Motherboard Stuff
4.25.17
climate change

I Travelled to the Arctic to Plunge a Probe Into the Thawing Permafrost

Climate change is completely reshaping the region.
Sarah Hewitt
4.1.17
hunting

Republicans Vote to Allow Killing of Wolves and Bears on Refuges in Alaska

The US Fish and Wildlife Service rule prohibits controversial methods like gassing dens and shooting cubs.
Grennan Milliken
2.18.17
Canada

What It’s Like to Travel By Sailboat Through the Arctic

In 2016, a family of seven—including a baby—sailed through the Northwest Passage on a 50-foot boat to document climate change.
Francis Flisiuk
1.1.17
earth

These Scientists Say the US Should Ban Offshore Arctic Drilling Forever

The Obama Administration recently restricted all offshore Arctic drilling till at least 2022, but some scientists think it should never happen.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
11.28.16
energy

Behold: The World's Largest Battery

In Fairbanks, Alaska, keeping the lights on is a matter of life and death.
Michael Byrne
8.27.16
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