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Alaska is experiencing the impacts of climate change more intensely than the rest of the nation: limiting the causes and consequences of climate change.

Making the 30 x 30 plan work

On day one of his presidency, President Biden signed an executive order committing to climate action. The order includes a 30 x 30 plan that sounds simple enough: Protect 30 percent of the nation’s lands and oceans by 2030 to confront the climate emergency and protect the health of people and animals. What does that look like on the ground and will it be enough? … Read More

Alaska New Brief March 2021: A year can change everything… and nothing

It’s hard to believe it has been a year since we first hunkered down due to the pandemic.

The concept of time has been unreal—it dragged, it sped up, it stood still. And in the midst of it all, we faced an existential crisis to our democracy, an ongoing racial reckoning, and so much loss—the loss of so many lives to COVID and racist violence and injustice. The loss of connection to family, friends, coworkers, social gatherings, and even purpose and meaning. A year can change everything and nothing at all. The months from last March to this March certainly proves it.… Read More

What will climate do to us?

What worries an Alaska climate expert? When climate specialist Rich Thoman of the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy at the University of Alaska Fairbanks shared graphs and data with Anchorage residents last week, he pointed out a bevy … Read More

Falling in love with Alaska

Tracy Lohman does development work for Trustees, and has lived in Alaska for nearly 30 years. Here she talks about falling in love with Alaska every day. I arrived in Alaska summer solstice 1990. A local told me that the … Read More

Ambler road rears its head

A Canadian mining company wants Alaska to finance a private industrial road in the Brooks Range of northern Alaska and the State intends to lead the charge through the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority. The Ambler road rears its … Read More

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