food security

Local News
1:54 am
Fri December 12, 2014

12/12/14 - Melting permafrost threatens infrastructure, homes

House sinking due to melting permafrost
Credit kml.gina.alaska.edu

Here is the last in KNBA’s 5-part series on Climate Change and Alaska Natives.

As we’ll see, the effects of warming temperatures on infrastructure can be costly and sometimes dramatic.

In much of Alaska, bridges, roads, buildings, and runways have been built on permafrost. That’s soil that became frozen during ice ages from 400 to 10,000 years ago, and a few feet down is frozen rock-hard year around.

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Local News
1:19 am
Fri August 15, 2014

5/15/14 KNBA News - Adm. Papp hears concerns, hopes for Alaska Arctic

L to R: U.S. Senior Arctic Official Julie Goreley; Ambassador David Bolton, State Department; Adm. Papp, U.S. Rep. for the Arctic; Institute of the North director Nils Andreasson. Click photo above to see other photos.
Joaqlin Estus KNBA 90.3 FM

  Admiral Robert Papp, the newly appointed U.S. Special Representative for the Arctic, heard from some 20  Alaskans at a listening session in Anchorage Thursday. People talked about the need for infrastructure such as innovative sanitation systems and lower cost energy. They also described solutions to problems of distance and cost Alaskans could share with other Arctic nations, such as telemedicine and distance learning.

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Local News
7:10 am
Mon April 14, 2014

4/14/14 KNBA News - Governor Parnell introduces a bill to pay down retirement debt

Governor Sean Parnell says it would be immoral to leave the state's debt to public employees' retirement benefits for future generations to pay, so he's proposing moving $3 billion out of savings to pay it down.

Food security from an Inuit perspective is the top agenda item at the Inuit Circumpolar Council's meeting in Nome this week.

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