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"I hope that we will move toward greater disaster preparedness and mitigation," writes  Sonia Nagorski. "That way, the next time a remote Aleutian volcano erupts or a landslide drops into a fjord, our community and others around the world will not be caught off guard and can jump into action to respond effectively and cooperatively to persevere on this beautiful and mighty planet that is our home." (Courtesy Photo / Unsplash)

Sustainable Alaska: Building resilience on a restless Earth

To avoid compounding natural disasters, we need to aggressively tackle climate change.

"I hope that we will move toward greater disaster preparedness and mitigation," writes  Sonia Nagorski. "That way, the next time a remote Aleutian volcano erupts or a landslide drops into a fjord, our community and others around the world will not be caught off guard and can jump into action to respond effectively and cooperatively to persevere on this beautiful and mighty planet that is our home." (Courtesy Photo / Unsplash)
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Sustainable Alaska: Atmospheric rivers and the community

You are probably intimately familiar with atmospheric rivers.

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Sustainable Alaska: Supporting the next generation of scientists is part of a sustainable Alaska

“As the workforce in Alaska grays, we need new energy and perspectives to keep our state vibrant. “

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Sustainable Alaska: Reopening Alaska Responsibly

Sustainable Alaska: Reopening Alaska Responsibly

Today, we face an all-new challenge and it’s time to work together.

Sustainable Alaska: Reopening Alaska Responsibly
Sustainable Alaska: Saving Energy at UAS

Sustainable Alaska: Saving Energy at UAS

How the campus saves energy (and money).

Sustainable Alaska: Saving Energy at UAS
Sustainable Alaska: Mining decisions need better science

Sustainable Alaska: Mining decisions need better science

Biologists, ecological experts arrive at a consensus.

Sustainable Alaska: Mining decisions need better science
In this Nov. 29, 2018 photo, clouds swirl over Douglas Island. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Sustainable Alaska: Vote for the trees and stop recycling bad ideas

I am not against logging. And call me hopelessly naïve but I am for living-wage jobs in Southeast and all of Alaska (don’t worry, this… Continue reading

In this Nov. 29, 2018 photo, clouds swirl over Douglas Island. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Dr. Kevin Maier. (Courtesy Photo)

Sustainable Alaska: An autumnal mediation on salmon and sustainable decision making

As Alaskans, we know this — salmon are a defining characteristic of our state’s cultures.

Dr. Kevin Maier. (Courtesy Photo)
In this file photo from July 2001, pipes cross the tundra at the Alpine facility operated by Phillips Alaska. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Sustainable Alaska: The problem with fossil fuels

What exactly are fossil fuels, and what is the problem with them?

In this file photo from July 2001, pipes cross the tundra at the Alpine facility operated by Phillips Alaska. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Sustainable Alaska: Earth Overshoot Day

Today as I write this article (on Aug. 1), I reflect on the significance of it being Earth Overshoot Day. That is, we humans have… Continue reading

Dr. Keith Cox

Sustainable Alaska: How can we reduce fish ‘shrink’?

The seafood industry continually confronts major opportunities and challenges due to its diversity and complexity. It is one of the largest and most diverse food… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2018
  • By KEITH COX
Dr. Keith Cox
Dr. Bidlack

Sustainable Alaska: Linking land and sea

On a recent winter day in Juneau, two of my colleagues headed out to Montana Creek to collect some stream water samples. The cold weather… Continue reading

Dr. Bidlack
Jason Colon

Sustainable Alaska: Counting for conservation

With the holidays around the corner, many of us are enjoying festive traditions like volunteering, caroling, baking cookies and family gatherings. But there is one… Continue reading

Jason Colon
Alaska should not rank 43rd in US in sustainable development

Alaska should not rank 43rd in US in sustainable development

Cuts to public education, climate action, ferry system constitute reckless governance.

Alaska should not rank 43rd in US in sustainable development
Opinion: Alaska needs a smaller, sustainable budget

Opinion: Alaska needs a smaller, sustainable budget

We can’t run away from the problem with taxes.

  • Mar 27, 2019
Opinion: Alaska needs a smaller, sustainable budget

Sustainable Permanent Fund plan a necessary tool to manage Alaska’s fiscal house

This piece is in response to a recent editorial submitted by a local teacher on Aug. 16, discussing Gov. Bill Walker’s stance on the forward… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2018
Hands hold freshly harvested berries. Photo by Vivian Mork Y&

Planet Alaska: Sustainable harvesting and the Alaskan foodie

My mother squished a blueberry and put it in my mouth. Everything was new. I was new. She walked me through the forest, setting me… Continue reading

Hands hold freshly harvested berries. Photo by Vivian Mork Y&
Sitka longliner and troller Jeff Farvour pulls a halibut aboard. Farvour supplies Alaskan’s Own with sustainably-caught seafood each summer. Photo by Jeff Farvour.

Sustainable, high-quality seafood delivered to Southeast Alaska

The 2017 summer season marks the seventh anniversary of Sitka-based Alaskans Own (AO), a Community Supported Fishery (CSF) that delivers sustainably-harvested fish to seafood lovers… Continue reading

Sitka longliner and troller Jeff Farvour pulls a halibut aboard. Farvour supplies Alaskan’s Own with sustainably-caught seafood each summer. Photo by Jeff Farvour.