The Arctic on the precipice

Alaska faces serious climate impacts, pollution concerns, and industrial pressures. A new Arctic study shows that the amplified warming in the Arctic exceeds what climate models predict, with dangerous consequences for people and the planet. Meanwhile, decisions about Arctic extraction … Read More

My summers with dirt

By Tracy Lohman Gardening is my obsession. The first bite into a vine-ripe tomato slays me, but the main reason I garden is to be outside and bask in “no jacket required” summer days. We had a lot of those … Read More

An August farewell

By Mackenzie Pope I worked for Trustees for nine months in 2022 doing digital communications work. I didn’t leave because it wasn’t an amazing place to work—it absolutely is an amazing work environment—but because sometimes the right opportunities come along … Read More

The gift of good guidance: Alaska News Brief July 2022

Summer officially runs from summer solstice on June 21 to the fall equinox on September 22, but in Alaska it feels more fleeting. Already, it seems half gone.

Maybe it’s because the changes in light feel palpable, and plant and garden growth comes so fast you can hardly keep up.

Salmon runs suddenly get hot and then quickly wane; berries get plump and within weeks picked over by bears and dogs and humans; shorts and t-shirt days feel almost oppressive when coupled with wildfire smoke and no wind, yet will soon give way to the first frost.… Read More

Just a country kid

By Ashley Boyd Growing up in rural Texas tromping around my grandparents’ and great-grandparents’ ranches made me take nature and wide-open spaces for granted. It didn’t dawn on me till I was older that other kids didn’t have 200 and … Read More

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