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Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary: Nov. 24, 2020

Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary: Nov. 24, 2020

DHSS today announced announced thirteen new deaths and 583 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska.  578 were residents in:  Anchorage (328), Eagle River (38), Wasilla (28), Soldotna (20),…

Deaths Amongst Alaskan Adults Over 60 Increases in 2020

Deaths Amongst Alaskan Adults Over 60 Increases in 2020

November 24, 2020 (Anchorage, AK) – Adults 65 and over are twice as likely to be killed or injured in a fire compared to the rest of the…

Groups call for immediate public access to and public input on Pebble’s mitigation plan

Groups call for immediate public access to and public input on Pebble’s mitigation plan

Alaskans and the people of Bristol Bay deserve to see this critical piece before any agency decisions or actions Groups advocating for the protection of Bristol Bay waterways,…

Alaska Wildlife Troopers Put a Spotlight on Illegal Hunting Practices in Southeast

Alaska Wildlife Troopers Put a Spotlight on Illegal Hunting Practices in Southeast

Citizen reports mobilize Troopers for enhanced patrol operations netting 35 citations. November 19, 2020 (Anchorage, AK)— From November 4th through the 16th, 11 law enforcement officers from the…

General News

Soldotna Man with 360 Days to Serve Arrested after Short Vehicle/Foot Chase in Nikiski

Soldotna Man with 360 Days to Serve Arrested after Short Vehicle/Foot Chase in Nikiski

Soldotna-based troopers apprehended a 39-year-old Carl Derrek Northam after a short chase and search on…

Soldotna Man Saved from the Elements after Fleeing from Troopers near Sprit lake

Soldotna Man Saved from the Elements after Fleeing from Troopers near Sprit lake

A Soldotna man barely escaped death at the hands of the elements after fleeing Alaska…

Anchorage Suspect in Custody in Saturday’s Mountain View Dual Shootings

Anchorage Suspect in Custody in Saturday’s Mountain View Dual Shootings

Anchorage police say that they have a suspect in custody they say is responsible for…

Thursday Dimond/Minnesota Crash Re-Classified as Homicide, Shooting Suspect now in Custody

Thursday Dimond/Minnesota Crash Re-Classified as Homicide, Shooting Suspect now in Custody

Anchorage police have revealed the arrest of a suspect and further information into the death…

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The Arctic and Alaska Science

Some good news from the thin ice

Some good news from the thin ice

Ice that floats on far-north oceans has been dwindling the last few years. Scientists have described the shrinking of this solar reflector — once bigger than Russia and…

Sensors will sustain Alaska earthquake and weather data

Sensors will sustain Alaska earthquake and weather data

A new project will make it possible for scientists to better track a suite of phenomena in Alaska ranging from earthquakes to wildfires to sea ice. The five-year,…

Late-Season Arctic Research Cruise Reveals Warm Ocean Temperatures, Active Ecosystem

Late-Season Arctic Research Cruise Reveals Warm Ocean Temperatures, Active Ecosystem

SOLOMONS, MD (November 11, 2020)–Arctic researchers Jacqueline Grebmeier and Lee Cooper have been visiting the Bering and Chukchi seas off Alaska for nearly 30 years, collecting information about…

New Global Archive Logs Changes in Behavior of Arctic Animals

New Global Archive Logs Changes in Behavior of Arctic Animals

The Arctic’s dramatic changes — warmer winters, earlier springs, shrinking ice and more human development — are impacting native animals. Researchers have long been observing the movements and…

Goodbye to a Raffish Glacier Scientist

Goodbye to a Raffish Glacier Scientist

  Will Harrison, who knew the world’s bumpy plains of ice as well as his old neighborhood in Saint John, New Brunswick, has died. He was 84. From…

News from Alaska SeaGrant

Alaska Sea Grant Efforts Result in Over $8.5 Million in Economic Benefits to Alaska in 2019

Alaska Sea Grant Efforts Result in Over $8.5 Million in Economic Benefits to Alaska in 2019

  Alaska Sea Grant projects and programs produced over $8.5 million in economic benefits to the state last year, as reported to National Sea Grant. These benefits…

Alaska Sea Grant survey reveals challenges to mariculture industry caused by COVID-19 pandemic

Alaska Sea Grant survey reveals challenges to mariculture industry caused by COVID-19 pandemic

  Alaska Sea Grant recently surveyed the Alaska mariculture industry to shed light on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and response on their businesses in February…

At Sea

Warrant Service on Man Aboard Fishing Vessel Turns into Drug Bust in Waters near Klawock

Warrant Service on Man Aboard Fishing Vessel Turns into Drug Bust in Waters near Klawock

The AST dispatch reported on Sunday morning that Prince of Wales-based troopers, Wildlife Troopers, and Craig police boarded a vessel in the waters near Klawock to serve…

Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returns to homeport

Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returns to homeport

  KODIAK, Alaska — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returned to homeport in Kodiak, Alaska, Thursday, following an 85-day deployment throughout the Gulf of…

NOAA Fisheries and Alaska Fisheries Science Center

First Direct Evidence of Killer Whale Predation on Bowhead Whales in the U.S. Pacific Arctic Documented by Scientists

First Direct Evidence of Killer Whale Predation on Bowhead Whales in the U.S. Pacific Arctic Documented by Scientists

  A new study provides essential information to conserve an endangered species and supports subsistence communities own observations. For the first time, scientists have direct evidence that…

Rare Albino Fur Seal Pup Stands Out

Rare Albino Fur Seal Pup Stands Out

  NOAA Fisheries Affiliate Vladimir Burkanov discovered an albino fur seal on a recent research trip to the remote island of Tyuleny in the Sea of Okhotsk,…

Fishermen's News Online

Salmon Harvests in Alaska Generally Below Expectations

Salmon Harvests in Alaska Generally Below Expectations

  Commercial salmon harvests in Alaska are off to a slow start in the 2020 season, with year-to-date statewide landings at just over three million fish –…

Copper River Seafoods Initiates New Cost Saver Cold Storage Plan

Copper River Seafoods Initiates New Cost Saver Cold Storage Plan

  After years of storing large quantities of its flash frozen seafood with a Seattle cold storage firm, Copper River Seafoods is investing in its own cold…

Acid Society

Japan-Owned Oil Tanker Breaks Apart off Mauritius Coast

Japan-Owned Oil Tanker Breaks Apart off Mauritius Coast

  A Japanese bulk carrier that struck a coral reef last month off the Mauritius coast broke apart Saturday afternoon, the country’s National Crisis Committee said in…

Smart Sponge Could Clean Up Oil Spills

Smart Sponge Could Clean Up Oil Spills

  A team funded by the National Science Foundation has developed a porous smart sponge that selectively soaks up oil in water. With an ability to absorb more than 30 times…

Alutiiq Word of the Week & Museum News

Hair-Alutiiq Word of the Week-November 22nd

Hair-Alutiiq Word of the Week-November 22nd

NUYAT – HAIR SUK UKSURTUWIQAMI NUYAI QAT’RITAARTUT. – WHEN A PERSON GETS TO BE AN ELDER THEIR HAIR TURNS GRAY (WHITE). Before the adoption of western hairstyles…

Sewing Bag-Alutiiq Word of the Week-November 15th

Sewing Bag-Alutiiq Word of the Week-November 15th

KAKIWIK – SEWING BAG MINGQUN KAKIWIGMI ET’UQ. – THE NEEDLE IS IN THE SEWING BAG. Alutiiq women are known for their sewing skill. In ancient times, they…

Events/Notices

Polar Bazaar 2020 / now through Nov. 30

Polar Bazaar 2020 / now through Nov. 30

Anchorage Museum’s Winter Marketplace goes online      The Anchorage Museum presents its first virtual Polar Bazaar, an online winter marketplace presenting a curated mix of dozens…

Public invited to virtual Alaska Veterans Day Ceremony

Public invited to virtual Alaska Veterans Day Ceremony

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Maj. Gen. Torrence Saxe, adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard and commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, will…

Op/Ed and the Editor

Op-Ed-Alaska Subsistence Hunting

Op-Ed-Alaska Subsistence Hunting

  Hunting is an important way to pass on family traditions and fill our freezers with healthy wild game meat. As we begin the 40-Mile Caribou winter…

Ballot Measure 2 Offers a Better Path for Rural Alaska

Ballot Measure 2 Offers a Better Path for Rural Alaska

  This November 3rd, we urge rural Alaskans to vote YES on Ballot Measure 2. Our current election system of closed primaries and uncompetitive general elections does…

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The Story of Alaska Natives’ Fight For Their Land

Alaska's indigenous people have fought against colonization, assimilation and exploitation

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