News from IARC

When it doesn’t rain enough in the rainforest

By Heather McFarland | March 1, 2022

In 2018, Ketchikan, Alaska, received 100 inches of rain. It was deep in a drought. Compare that to Las Vegas, with its measly four inches of annual rainfall, or California’s…

Climate change could enable Alaska to grow more of its own food – now is the time to plan for it

By Nancy Fresco | February 3, 2022

Story originally published in The Conversation. Gardeners in Alaska know that it’s hard to grow big, juicy tomatoes here. But as the climate rapidly warms in the far north, that could…

Alaska teachers invited to a virtual Arctic Educators Fair

By Heather McFarland | February 2, 2022

Alaska educators and Arctic-inspired teachers are invited to a free virtual Arctic Educators Fair on Feb. 16 from 4-5:30 p.m.  This event will connect formal and informal educators with Arctic…

IARC at Alaska Forum on the Environment 2022

By Heather McFarland | January 31, 2022

IARC is an active partner in the 2022 Alaska Forum on the Environment. For the eleventh straight year, Nancy Fresco, the network coordinator for IARC’s Scenarios Network for Alaska +…

Film reveals Arctic change through Indigenous, scientific knowledge 

By Heather McFarland | January 21, 2022

Five years ago, facing momentous changes in coastal sea ice, Iñupiaq residents of Kotzebue, Alaska, began a collaborative research project with scientists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Columbia…