KAKTOVIK, ALASKA —In the Arctic, the impact of climate change is happening at an accelerated pace, with temperatures rising two to four times faster than the global average. “It’s called the polar amplification,” explains Vladimir Romanovsky, a geophysicist at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. “Snow and ice reflect lots of energy back to space […]
The Miss World Eskimo-Indian Olympics contest is the culmination of local pageants across the state of Alaska – and the winner becomes cultural ambassador for native traditions. Following the pandemic shutdowns, the pageant came back this summer. VOA’s Natasha Mozgovaya has the story.