King salmon play an outsize role in villages along the Yukon River. Fishing provides meaningful income, feeds families throughout the year, and keeps alive long-held traditions of Yup’ik Eskimos and Athabascan Indians.
However this year, a total ban on commercial fishing for king salmon on the river in Alaska has strained poor communities and stripped the prized Yukon fish off menus in the lower 48 states MORE >>
Scientists carrying out studies of wildlife in the Arctic say global warming is causing dramatic changes in animal and plant life, threatening some species with extinction. The report is a compilation of studies of Arctic ecosystems by an international team of scientists who have been collaborating during the fourth International Polar Year, which ended in 2008 MORE >>