Climate Change

Opinion: The short-sighted stories of climate change

The Republican Party can learn from a trip to “Jurassic Park.”

 

Beth Kerttula, former Alaska State Representative and past Director of the National Oceans Council under President Barack Obama, takes a question at the Mendenhall Valley Glacier Visitor Center for a Fireside Lecture, Jan. 25, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Former Rep calls attention to ‘frightening’ state of oceans

The messenger was warmly received, the disconcerting message not so much.

 

Opinion: NASA’s mission is four billion miles off course

Scientists must shift focus to climate change, not outer space.

 

In this Nov. 16, 2018 photo, a firefighter searches for human remains in a trailer park destroyed in the Camp Fire, in Paradise, California. The massive wildfire that killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes has been fully contained after burning for more than two weeks, authorities said Sunday, Nov. 25. (John Locher | Associated Press File)
In this Nov. 16, 2018 photo, a firefighter searches for human remains in a trailer park destroyed in the Camp Fire, in Paradise, California. The massive wildfire that killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes has been fully contained after burning for more than two weeks, authorities said Sunday, Nov. 25. (John Locher | Associated Press File)
Alaska Electric Light and Power Company Lemon Creek operations center in Juneau on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Alaska Electric Light and Power Company Lemon Creek operations center in Juneau on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Mendenhall Glacier. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Mendenhall Glacier. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Kayaking into a scientific adventure

Is this a glimpse of the “new normal” for Endicott Arm?

About 200 protesters attended a rally for climate change action at the Alaska Capitol on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Conserve, convert, cooperate: Lead Obama climate scientist rallies Juneau

Dr. Don Wuebbles, a former climate scientist for the Obama administration, led a chant outside the Alaska Capitol building on Saturday morning. Before him on… Continue reading

About 200 protesters attended a rally for climate change action at the Alaska Capitol on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

After the ‘blob’, warm weather persisted — except in Southeast

The “blob” is dead, and in 2017, Alaska’s above-normal temperatures went with it. Not everyone enjoyed the changes that last year brought to Alaska’s weather,… Continue reading

Walker names members of climate change advisory panel

Gov. Bill Walker on Tuesday morning announced the members of his climate change advisory board. The board, established by an executive order on Halloween, has… Continue reading

Walker announces ‘climate team’ days after teens sue

Gov. Bill Walker billed a press conference Tuesday morning as the rollout of his strategy to address climate change. When the announcement came, it was… Continue reading

DEC rejects climate change petition

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has rejected a petition from a group of Alaska youths that sought tougher state regulation of greenhouse gases. In… Continue reading