Krysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk


Krysti Shallenberger reports on climate, energy and natural resources development for KYUK. She travels to Alaska by way of Washington D.C., where she was an editor at Utility Dive, a trade publication, and a reporting fellow at E&E News. Krysti also reported in Wyoming, Montana and Alabama. She holds a master's in journalism from the University of Montana, focusing on natural resource and environmental issues.

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Akiachak tribal police recovered the body of Joseph Ekamrak on Saturday, August 17.

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How do you keep a language alive? On Tuesday, a state council is asking people to call in with their suggestions on how to do that with Alaska’s many Native languages. Retired UAF Alaska Native Studies professor Cecilia Martz has watcher the languages change over time, and she has some ideas after dedicating her career to teaching cross-culture studies.

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There haven’t been any public protests against the proposed Donlin Gold mine in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta since last summer. But one tribe broke the silence with a resolution opposing the mine this month. 

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For the past few years, organizations and businesses in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta have put on a conference in Bethel to tackle some of the biggest challenges in the region: jobs, energy costs, and the environment. Usually they focus on them separately, but not this year.  

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Weekend storms battered the coast of Western Alaska. While they damaged some villages, others fared much better.