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Fourteen New Cases of COVID-19 Detected in Five Alaska Communities

Fourteen New Cases of COVID-19 Detected in Five Alaska Communities

  March 31, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced 14 new cases of COVID-19 in five Alaska communities – Anchorage…

Congressman Don Young Invites Alaskans to Join Him in Thanking Dr. Anne Zink

Congressman Don Young Invites Alaskans to Join Him in Thanking Dr. Anne Zink

  Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Alaska Congressman Don Young launched a new website feature allowing Alaskans to send a note to Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink…

GCI Extends Scholarship Deadline through April 15

GCI Extends Scholarship Deadline through April 15

  ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska students will have a little extra time this Spring to send in their applications for the next round of the GCI Scholarship Program.…

General News

Northway Man Commits Suicide During Tok Stand-Off with SERT

Northway Man Commits Suicide During Tok Stand-Off with SERT

  Alaska State Troopers divulged that a Northway man committed suicide during a stand-off with…

Arctic Village Man Spitting and Urinating in AST Vehicle Charged with Terroristic Threatening

Arctic Village Man Spitting and Urinating in AST Vehicle Charged with Terroristic Threatening

  Another man, this one in Fairbanks, has been charged with Terroristic Threatening amid the…

Anchorage Man Charged With Credit Union Robbery

Anchorage Man Charged With Credit Union Robbery

  Defendant Allegedly Stole Over $4,000 in Coins ANCHORAGE, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder…

Fort Wainwright Man Jailed on Burglary/Sexual Assault Charges in Domestic Violence Incident

Fort Wainwright Man Jailed on Burglary/Sexual Assault Charges in Domestic Violence Incident

  Alaska State Troopers responded to the scene of a burglary/assault at 3:09 pm on…

Nikiski Couple Taken into Custody during Trooper Welfare Check Sunday

Nikiski Couple Taken into Custody during Trooper Welfare Check Sunday

  Alaska State Troopers initiated a welfare check on a couple in a vehicle on…


The Arctic and Alaska Science

The Secret Life of a Red Fox Family

The Secret Life of a Red Fox Family

  One year ago, in a world with the same mountains and valleys but feeling very different, we made a discovery. My wife, daughter, two neighbor kids, three…

Village Grave Led to Virus Breakthrough

Village Grave Led to Virus Breakthrough

  One-hundred-two years ago, a strain of influenza virus spread across the globe, eventually reaching Brevig Mission in Alaska. Five days after the flu hit the Seward Peninsula,…

Heading Farther North than She has ever Been

Heading Farther North than She has ever Been

    On the cusp of Interior Alaska’s springtime, Melinda Webster will not experience it this year. She’ll miss most of summer, too. Webster will soon head north…

A Relationship Between Severe Winter Weather and Arctic Warmth?

A Relationship Between Severe Winter Weather and Arctic Warmth?

  A review article published in Nature Climate Change evaluates whether severe winter weather in the United States, Europe and Asia is sensitive to Arctic temperatures. The lead author…

News from Alaska SeaGrant

WAISC 2020 has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

WAISC 2020 has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

  The Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum organizers have discussed the risks and concerns presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, and have decided to cancel WAISC…

“Visions for the Future”

“Visions for the Future”

    Abstract submission extended through March 16. The Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum invites researchers to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations at our WAISC…

At Sea

Coast Guard Rescues Two Kayakers near Ketchikan

Coast Guard Rescues Two Kayakers near Ketchikan

  JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued two kayakers Monday in Ketchikan after one of their kayaks sustained damage and took on water. The crew of Coast Guard…

Coast Guard Medevacs Fisherman Injured 170 Miles Southwest of Kodiak

Coast Guard Medevacs Fisherman Injured 170 Miles Southwest of Kodiak

  A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak medevacs an injured fisherman Saturday, March 14, 2020 from a boat southwest of Kodiak Island. …

NOAA Fisheries and Alaska Fisheries Science Center

Using Artificial Intelligence to Identify Endangered Beluga Whales

Using Artificial Intelligence to Identify Endangered Beluga Whales

  Scientists partnered with tech industry experts to develop the first machine learning application for acoustic monitoring of Alaskan beluga whales. An innovative machine learning application will help scientists…

Understanding Ocean Changes and Climate Just Got Harder

Understanding Ocean Changes and Climate Just Got Harder

The Pacific Decadal Oscillation and North Pacific Gyre Oscillation are not as effective at helping us predict regional environmental and ecological change as in the past. A…

Fishermen's News Online

Processors Plan for a Complicated Season

Processors Plan for a Complicated Season

  Seafood processors preparing for robust wild Alaska salmon fisheries, which begin in May, are taking special precautions to assure the safety of people and their harvest…

NOAA Fisheries Emergency Action Waives Some Observer Coverage

NOAA Fisheries Emergency Action Waives Some Observer Coverage

  Federal fisheries officials responding to concerns voiced by longline halibut and black cod fishermen in Alaska have issued an emergency action providing authority, on a case…

Acid Society

Coast Guard Responds to Oil Sheen in Kitoi Bay

Coast Guard Responds to Oil Sheen in Kitoi Bay

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard responded to a report of an oil sheen in Kitoi Bay Friday. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage Incident Management Division and Marine Safety Detachment…

Kirby Corp Fined $2.9 Million for British Columbia Oil Spill

Kirby Corp Fined $2.9 Million for British Columbia Oil Spill

  The Nathan E. Stewart is seen surrounded by booms after sinking near Bella Bella. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Coast Guard A fine of $2.9 million was levied…

Alutiiq Word of the Week & Museum News

  NUNA A’ULALUNI – EARTHQUAKE NUNA AULAKAN ALINGNARTUQ. – IT IS SCARY WHEN THE LAND SHAKES. The Kodiak Archipelago lies at the juncture of two major tectonic…

Grave-Alutiiq Word of the Week-March 23rd

Grave-Alutiiq Word of the Week-March 23rd

  QUNGUQ – GRAVE AATAMA QUNGUA NUNIAMI ET’UQ. – MY FATHER’S GRAVE IS IN OLD HARBOR. Death in classical Alutiiq society was a forty-day process of passing…

Events/Notices

**COVID-19 HEALTH MANDATE**

**COVID-19 HEALTH MANDATE**

  By: Governor Mike Dunleavy Commissioner Adam Crum, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer, State of Alaska To prevent the…

Mayor to discuss Port of Alaska and supply chain operations in response to COVID-19

Mayor to discuss Port of Alaska and supply chain operations in response to COVID-19

  WHO: Mayor Ethan Berkowitz; Assembly Member Christopher Constant; Assembly Member Suzanne LaFrance; Alex Hofeling, TOTE Maritime Alaska; Dylan Faber, Matson; Dave Karp, Saltchuk; Lev Yampolsky, PetroStar;…

Op/Ed and the Editor

Help is on the way

Help is on the way

  Fellow Alaskans, The hard-working men and women of this state will not weather this storm alone. With a singular focus, the Legislature is exploring every avenue…

Senate Bill 21 Production Tax Hurts Alaska Most When Oil Prices Drop

Senate Bill 21 Production Tax Hurts Alaska Most When Oil Prices Drop

  ANCHORAGE – The current tax law, Senate Bill 21 (SB21), hurts Alaska most when the price of oil drops. “With dropping oil prices, Alaskans can no…


Statewide Weather

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Wolf Research in Alaska National Parks-National Parks Service

Wolf biologists study wolves in Yukon-Charley Rivers and Denali National Park & Preserves.