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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.

New Study Explodes the 'Eskimo Myth'

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Neal Barnard, M.D.

The idea is that a diet of fish and blubber -- not vegetables and fruits -- has kept Arctic natives free of heart disease. A new study, published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, suggests that the myth is, in fact, a myth.

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.

Real Threat to Alaska Natives Isn't Oil Development -- It's a World Without Oil

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 08.22.2012 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

When it comes to oil in the north, the time has arrived for environmentalists and Alaska Natives themselves to face the fact the gasoline that fuels the internal combustion engine long ago corrupted traditional cultural practices.

One Million People Speak Out to Save the Arctic Ocean

Cindy Shogan | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
Cindy Shogan

Time is running out for President Obama to stop Shell from drilling in America's Arctic Ocean this summer.

Climate Change Threatens Arctic Alaska Village's Fish Stock, Drinking Water

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 08.11.2012 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

In a newly released report, the Center for Climate and Health at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium zeroes in on the Arctic Alaska village of Selawik, population 830, about 70 miles southeast of Kotzebue that's said to be sinking as permafrost thaws.

President Obama: What Is It Going to Take to Stop Shell's Arctic Drilling?

Cindy Shogan | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Cindy Shogan

The reasons not to drill just keep mounting -- and the reasons to drill? Well, there seems to be just one, and I can't say it in politically correct company. I can give you a hint: Republican rhetoric and the 2012 presidential election.

Pacific Walruses Suffer From Unknown Disease Similar to Alaska Ringed Seals

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 12.28.2011 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

Arctic ringed seals aren't the only marine mammal suffering an unusual skin-lesion outbreak along Alaska's northern coasts.

John Baker Walks Dogs Under Burled Arch in Nome to Win Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

Never before has an Iditarod musher labored as long for victory as Baker. He was chased to the finish line by another native son who just wouldn't say die until the very end.

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.