Sea Change: The Mission

49th Report: Story of Change Stories

Increased Shipping

Increased Ship Traffic Heightens North Slope Borough's Concerns

Ship traffic could be more dangerous than oil industry activity, borough officials say.

climate change

Barrow, a City on the Edge of Change

“We worry of something happening just like what happened in the Gulf," one Barrow resident said of potential offshore development.

climate change

Scientists Examine 'Gound-Zero' Effects of Climate Change on Arctic

State responds to biologist's accusations it's not prioritizing climate change 

Captain Cook (1)

Northwest Passage Presents Economic Opportunities, Ecologic Responsibilities

In 1778 one of the world's greatest explorers set off to find the fabled Northwest Passage. Captain James Cook set off for the Arctic Ocean looking for the shortcut that would connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.