Glaciers around the world are an important source of fresh drinking water.
"Anchorage voters rejected fear and intimidation," Fair Anchorage Field Organizer Lillian Lennon said.
“There would be no environmental problem if everything remained frozen, but we know the Earth is getting warmer."
A number of webpages for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration featured alerts that pages would not be updated.
Parts of the U.S. and Canada have been issued tsunami warnings after the 8.0-magnitude quake.
The refuge was opened up for oil and gas drilling in December.
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is on the verge of being opened to oil drilling.
Double the snowfall in Alaska has resulted from warmer oceans.
Palin, 28, an Army veteran, was arraigned in Wasilla, Alaska, on charges of felony burglary, assault in the fourth degree and criminal mischief.
Thawing permafrost in the city of Bethel is wreaking havoc on the local landscape.
State Representative David Eastman has called abortion the “ultimate form of child abuse.”
Over the past year oil companies have discovered volumes on Alaska’s North Slope totaling as much as five billion barrels or more of recoverable oil.
The amendment was part of a comprehensive energy bill later approved by the Senate.