Arctic habitats and cultures on thin ice as region warms

The Arctic region is warming more than twice as fast as the rest of the planet, the report found.

A moon jellyfish swims in Gastineau Channel on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A moon jellyfish swims in Gastineau Channel on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Termination dust hits the peaks above the Mendenhall Glacier on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Termination dust hits the peaks above the Mendenhall Glacier on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Lindsey Pierce, a environmental technician for Tlingit and Haida, holds blue mussels taken at Point Louisa on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. The samples will be sent to a Sitka lab specializing in testing shellfish and water for toxins, particularly those which cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP). (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Lindsey Pierce, a environmental technician for Tlingit and Haida, holds blue mussels taken at Point Louisa on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. The samples will be sent to a Sitka lab specializing in testing shellfish and water for toxins, particularly those which cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP). (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Exploration continues for mine near Haines

It’s still years away from becoming operational.

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