Marilyn Sigman

Throughout her former job as the director of the Center for Alaska Coastal Studies, Marilyn Sigman, saw how climate change was affecting the state. But instead of researching how climate change might develop in the future, she decided to look to the past, specifically at how Kachemak Bay’s climate has changed over time and how people have adapted. Her book “Entangled: People and Ecological Change in Alaska’s Kachemak Bay” is coming out on February 15th. Renee Gross sat down with Sigman to talk more:   

Book Turns Spotlight on Oil and Gas Impacts

Sep 2, 2016
Image Courtesy of McKibben Jackinsky

Author and journalist McKibben Jackinsky can trace her ancestry back to the founders of Ninilchik. She owns property there, passed down for generations. After reporting extensively on oil and gas exploration on the Kenai Peninsula, Jackinsky found herself at the center of the story when she received a letter offering to lease her property. Her new book delves into her family’s decision not to allow the exploration –and with a journalists eye she tells the stories of others faced with similar choices.