Archive - ‘April 2013’

Special Issue — “Pathway to Prosperity: The Northern Governance & Economy Conference” (Northern Public Affairs 2013)

Northern Public Affairs - This special issue of Northern Public Affairs represents our efforts to distill and crystallize the conversations emerging from this unique and educational conference. Broadly disseminating the conference results through NPA seemed an obvious partnership: the magazine provides a much — needed forum for analysis, discussion and debate ...

Breaking down boundaries by presenting ‘King Lear’ in Gwich’in

Alaska Dispatch: King Lear is one of Shakespeare's best-known tragedies. It's been translated into scores of languages, performed countless ways by thousands of different actors. But odds are it's never been done in Gwich'in -- a sub-dialect of the Athabascan language. Enter “Lear Khehkwaii” (pronounced “heck-why-ee”), an abridged version of the ...

Two Renewable Energy Pilot Projects for Igiugig, Alaska

Will Vertical Turbines Make More of the Wind MIT Technology Review: "The remote Alaskan village of Igiugig—home to about 50 people—will be the first to demonstrate a new approach to wind power that could boost power output and, its inventors say, just might make it more affordable." Harnessing river and tidal energy: ...

Breeding Birds Vulnerable to Climate Change in Arctic Alaska: A Story of Winners and Losers

Wildlife Conservation Society: A new report from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) looked at the vulnerability of 54 breeding bird species to climate change impacts occurring by the year 2050 in Arctic Alaska. The assessment found that two species, the gyrfalcon and common eider are likely to be “highly” vulnerable, ...

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