Alaska

Science, Tech & Environment

Will these Alaska villagers be America's first climate change refugees?

The 8- to 10-foot-thick ice that once stretched way out to sea is all but gone. Increasingly powerful storms batter its exposed coastline. A lawsuit seeking damages from fossil fuel companies was refused by the Supreme Court. Now the residents of remote Kivalina, Alaska are now wondering how long they can hold out and if anyone is willing to help them.

Politics

Alaska's take on Sarah Palin

As the U.S. mainland continues its debate over the selection of Governor Sarah Palin, we look northward and talk to a long-time reporter in Alaska for a local's opinion on McCain's pick. Guest: Steve Heimel, senior reporter and producer for the Alaska Public Radio Network, based in Anchorage, and host of its call-in show, Talk of Alaska

Oil or Birds

A critical migratory bird hotspot on Alaska's North Slope could be opened to oil and gas exploration.