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Barrow, Northernmost Town in the U.S.: Alaska's Arctic Far North on the Looney Front, Part 2

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.16.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Barrow, the northernmost town in the United States, 350 miles north of the Arctic Circle, is a bit of a mess. It can't even make up its mind how far it actually is from the North Pole, let alone from its southern counterpoint.

With Its Last Sunset Until August, the Season of Perpetual Daylight Begins in Barrow, Alaska

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.12.2016 | Science
Alaska Dispatch News

It's out of the darkness and into perpetual light for the community of Barrow. The northernmost community in the United States saw the sun rise at 2:37 a.m. Monday, and it won't set again until 2:09 a.m. Aug. 2.

Bowhead Whale Songs Are Complex and Copied, New Study Shows

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.29.2015 | Science
Alaska Dispatch News

Now scientists have new information about the level of detail in the songs that bowhead whales sing to one another when they are migrating into the Beaufort Sea each spring.

America's Furthest-north High School Basketball Team Racks Up the Miles on an Epic Road Trip

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.07.2015 | Good News
Alaska Dispatch News

There are not a lot of ways out of Barrow, but basketball is one of the best.

Taking a Stand for Our Arctic Ocean

Cindy Shogan | Posted 10.27.2013 | Green
Cindy Shogan

In June, President Obama said, "we can't just drill our way out of the energy and climate challenge that we face." I am hopeful that the president will heed his own advice, and keep our Arctic Ocean safe from dirty and dangerous oil drilling.

Congress, Make Shell Spill Ketchup in the Arctic Before They Drill

Terry Gardner | Posted 06.10.2012 | Green
Terry Gardner

So whether you are rooting for polar bears, whales, us or the earth, what's the harm in the U.S. government demanded that Shell prove it can clean up a spill? If there's a problem, any spill will make the Exxon Valdez or BP oil spills look like minor mishaps.

Movie Review: On the Ice

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.18.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Life doesn't seem to get much colder than it probably is during a winter in Barrow, the Alaskan town at the center of Andrew MacLean's On the Ice, a tale of living and dying on the edge of the world.

Northern Thanksgiving Exposure From the Top of Alaska

James M. Clash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

A few years back, on a whim, I flew way north for turkey day. While my friends enjoyed Thanksgiving dinners with their families, I sat shivering in a tiny Chinese restaurant in Barrow, AK, chowing down not on turkey but Mongolian beef.