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.
“We worry of something happening just like what happened in the Gulf," one Barrow resident said of potential offshore development.
Ship traffic could be more dangerous than oil industry activity, borough officials say.
State responds to biologist's accusations it's not prioritizing climate change