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A basketball hoop stands near boats buried in the winter snow. Shishmaref, Alaska, is just a few dozen miles below the Arctic Circle, and in the depths of winter the sun rises close to noon. Zachariah Hughes/Alaska Public Media hide caption

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Alaska Native Tannery Is Bringing Seal Back

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Sam Oozevaseuk Schimmel, 18, has grown up in both Alaska and Washington state. He is an advocate for Alaska Native youth. Kiliii Yuyan for NPR hide caption

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The Conflicting Educations Of Sam Schimmel

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The Permafrost Tunnel Research Facility, dug in the mid-1960s, allows scientists a three-dimensional look at frozen ground. Kate Ramsayer/NASA hide caption

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Is There A Ticking Time Bomb Under The Arctic?

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Here's what archaeologists think the Upward Sun River camp in what is now central Alaska looked like 11,500 years ago. Eric S. Carlson and Ben A. Potter/Nature hide caption

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Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To America

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In this undated photo, caribou from the Porcupine Caribou Herd migrate onto the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. The refuge takes up an area nearly the size of South Carolina in Alaska's northeast corner. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP hide caption

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During a storm, the Alaskan village of Newtok can lose 10 to 20 feet of tundra. Erosion is getting worse because of warming temperatures and record low sea ice. Rachel Waldholz/Alaska's Energy Desk hide caption

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For Alaskan Coastal Village, Erosion Hits Home

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Tax Bill Would Open Alaska Wildlife Refuge To Drilling

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Belinda Batten of Oregon State University stands in front of a wave energy generator prototype. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Oceans May Host Next Wave Of Renewable Energy

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Dallas Seavey poses with his lead dogs Reef (left) and Tide after finishing the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Nome, Alaska, in March 2016. Seavey denies he administered banned drugs to his dogs in this year's race and has withdrawn from the 2018 race in protest. Mark Thiessen/AP hide caption

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Seafood processors like Ocean Beauty are some of the largest energy consumers in Kodiak, Alaska, which has generated more than 99 percent of its electricity from renewable sources since 2014. Here, the Ocean Beauty seafood plant. Eric Keto/Alaska's Energy Desk hide caption

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After Hurricane Power Outages, Looking To Alaska's Microgrids For A Better Way

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Needles at the Alaska AIDS Assistance Association syringe exchange in Anchorage. Zachariah Hughes/Alaska Public Media hide caption

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Syringe Exchange Program Aims To Slow Hepatitis C Infections In Alaska

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, in the Capitol on Wednesday, was one of two Republicans to vote against opening debate on the health care bill on Tuesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Adam McMahan has been practicing medicine in rural Alaska for three years. It's the kind of intimate, full-spectrum family medicine the 34-year-old doctor loves. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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In Rural Alaska, A Young Doctor Walks To His Patient's Bedside

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Judah (left) and Josh Ridgeway drill a hole in the Tanana River at Nenana, Alaska to measure the thickness of the ice on April 13th. Dan Bross/KUAC hide caption

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Alaska Guessing Game Provides Climate Change Record

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A BP oil well near Deadhorse, Alaska was misting natural gas on Alaska's frozen North Slope on Saturday. The Alaska Department of Conservation said on Monday that a team of workers had successfully stopped the leak. U.S. EPA/AP hide caption

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Matt Kern harvests wild bull kelp for salsa that he and his partner, Lisa Heifetz, are selling as part of his new business. Courtesy of Matt Kern and Lisa Heifetz hide caption

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Mitch Seavey poses with his lead dogs Pilot, left, and Crisp under the Burled Arch after winning the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, in Nome, Alaska, on Tuesday. Seavey won his third Iditarod, becoming the fastest and oldest champion at age 57. Diana Haecker/AP hide caption

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