Climate Change

As Heard on Morning Line: No Planet B

Aug 11, 2017
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation

Guests this Morning on Our Community were Sandy Harper and Shala Dobson, discussing a series of events surrounding an art installation at Side Street Espresso in Anchorage entitled No Planet B. 

Events include Chalk Art at noon Saturday the 12th,

Poetry readings by Joan Kane, Priscilla Hensley & Carrie Ojanen on August 19th at 1pm, and a Panel Discussion, Climate Change 101 moderated by Fran Ulmer August 24th starting at 5pm. 

KNBA "Frontier of Change" series wins Alaska "Goldie"

Nov 14, 2016
Joaqlin Estus / KNBA


The Alaska Dispatch News reports Edward Itta, a prominent North Slope leader, died Sunday of cancer. Itta was mayor of the North Slope Borough from 2005 to 2011, when Shell was seeking oil leases and permits for offshore Arctic development.


The lack of running water and flush toilets in more than three thousand Alaska homes causes health problems, but another issue looms even larger:  that’s the effects of climate change on drinking water sources. That’s according to scientists at the international Water Innovations for Healthy Arctic Homes conference in Anchorage this week. 

By Jenny Neyman, KBBI - Homer 

Southcentral Alaska is abuzz with winged things that pack a sharp sting. Wasps are an all-too-common problem. If you've been outside much this summer, you're probably uncomfortably familiar with the buzzing sound of wasps.

  Southcentral Alaska has seen an increase in wasp activity this year. Mild winters are good for overwintering queens, and more queens means more nests come springtime.

2016 Goldies Entry

Jul 26, 2016

Submission for Uniquely Alaska Program:  

July 21, 2016

By Joaqlin Estus, KNBA - Anchorage

The rain is just the break needed to change the outlook for the McHugh fire south of Anchorage. Officials are now optimistic they can get the fire under control and protect nearby structures.

The Seward Highway is open but officials say it may be temporarily closed at any time to remove debris. Officials have closed turnouts in the area and ask motorists not to stop to watch or photograph the fire.

May 6, 2016


Art of an avant-garde Arctic in downtown Anchorage

By Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media

When people imagine Alaska’s Arctic, experimental art isn’t typically first thing that comes to mind.

But a new exhibit at the Anchorage Museum is getting visitors, urbanites, and art-lovers to connect to the Arctic in different ways.  And the works expand well beyond the gallery walls.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

May 2, 2016

Bethel getting first liquor store in 40+ years

By Anna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – Bethel

Bethel’s first liquor store in over 40 years is set to open soon. AC Quickstop received the town’s first liquor license last fall after decades of restricted alcohol sales. AC General Manager Walter Pickett says the store could open as early as this week.

A few details still have to be worked out: wiring security cameras, hooking up a phone, installing a bulletproof front door, and receiving final stock deliveries.

Feb. 10, 2016

Based on a story by KYUK - Bethel

Law enforcement officials in Bethel are receiving training on domestic violence after the Attorney General said the state must uphold tribal protective orders. KYUK in Bethel reports the training began Monday for tribal and non-tribal enforcement and judicial officials

Climate change brings wins, losses

By Joaqlin Estus

The Alaska Forum on the Environment conference underway in Anchorage this week offers dozens of sessions on a wide range of topics.