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Alaska ( ə-LAS-kə) is a non-contiguous U.S. state on the northwest extremity of North America. It borders the Canadian province of British Columbia and the territory Yukon to the east; it shares a western maritime border in the Bering Strait with Russia's Chukotka Autonomous Okrug. The Chukchi and Beaufort Seas of the Arctic Ocean lie to the north and the Pacific Ocean lies to the south. Technically a semi-exclave of the U.S., Alaska is the largest exclave in the world.

Alaska is the largest U.S. state by area, comprising more total area than the next three largest states of Texas, California and Montana combined, and is the seventh-largest subnational division in the world. It is the third-least populous and most sparsely populated U.S. state, but is, with a population of 736,081 as of 2020, the continent's most populous territory located mostly north of the 60th parallel, with more than quadruple the combined populations of Northern Canada and Greenland. The state capital of Juneau is the second-largest city in the United States by area. The former capital of Alaska, Sitka, is the largest U.S. city by area. The state's most populous city is Anchorage. Approximately half of Alaska's residents live within the Anchorage metropolitan area.

The indigenous population of Alaska is proportionally the highest of any U.S. state, at over 15 percent. Close to two dozen native languages are spoken, and Alaskan Natives exercise considerable influence in local and state politics.

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Coasts[edit | edit source]

Alaska Marine Conservation Council

Community energy[edit | edit source]

Renewable Energy Alaska Project

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Bike paths in Alaska (category)

Food activism[edit | edit source]

Alaska Community Agriculture, Farmer's Markets - Alaska Permaculture

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Hiking trails in Alaska (category)

Resources[edit | edit source]

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

Energy & Environmental Data for Alaska

Maps[edit | edit source]

Map of Renewable Energy Installations, alaskarenewableenergy.org

News and comment[edit | edit source]

2018

Alaska can save its economy and environment by investing in renewable energy. What are we waiting for? Feb 22[1]

2017

What rural Alaska can teach the world about renewable energy, Mar 6[2]

2015

Alaska's quest to power remote villages - and how it could spread clean energy worldwide, August 14[3]

2014

In rainy Southeast Alaska, a village experiments with solar power, December 29[4]

Ice loss sends Alaskan temperatures soaring by 7C, October 17[5]

Worlds First Airborne Wind Turbine to Bring Renewable Energy and WiFi to Alaska, March 25[6]

External links[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Alaska

References[edit | edit source]

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Authors Phil Green
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
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Created September 4, 2014 by Phil Green
Modified July 12, 2023 by Felipe Schenone
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