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Alaska National Guard Rescues Three Individuals During Two Overlapping Missions

Alaska National Guard Rescues Three Individuals During Two Overlapping Missions

  JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The Alaska Air National Guard rescued three people on two separate occasions July 7. The first rescue mission involved an aircraft crash…

Fourth-of-July DUI High Visibility Enforcement Campaign Results Are In

Fourth-of-July DUI High Visibility Enforcement Campaign Results Are In

  July 8, 2020 (Statewide) – The statistics are in for this summer’s Fourth-of-July Holiday DUI High Visibility Enforcement Campaign, which occurred from July 3 through July 6.…

Alaska COVID-19 Count July 8th

Alaska COVID-19 Count July 8th

  CASE COUNT SUMMARY, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 DHSS today announced 49 new people with COVID-19 in Alaska. 40 are residents in 12 communities: Anchorage (17), City of…

General News

One in Kasilof Arrested on Drug/Assault Charges after Disturbance Call

One in Kasilof Arrested on Drug/Assault Charges after Disturbance Call

  Alaska State Troopers say that a K9 team responded to a disturbance call at…

Kodiak Drug Dealer/Substitute Teacher Sentenced to a Year and a Half in Federal Prison

Kodiak Drug Dealer/Substitute Teacher Sentenced to a Year and a Half in Federal Prison

  U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced on Wednesday that Kodiak man, Luke Bunting, age 23,…

Wasilla Physical Disturbance Call Results in Short Car Chase

Wasilla Physical Disturbance Call Results in Short Car Chase

  A short, high-speed chase broke out from Blue Lupine to Hyer Road in Wasilla…

Two Fairbanks Suspects Attempt to Evade Arrest by Swimming Chena River

Two Fairbanks Suspects Attempt to Evade Arrest by Swimming Chena River

  An off-duty Fairbanks probation officer called into the Fairbanks dispatch on Monday evening and…

Investigators Solve the Mystery of Missing Daniel Buckwalter, Suspect in Jail

Investigators Solve the Mystery of Missing Daniel Buckwalter, Suspect in Jail

  After a five-year investigation, troopers report that the case of missing Big Lake man,…

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The Arctic and Alaska Science

Fossil Jawbone From Alaska is a Rare Case of a Juvenile Arctic Dromaeosaurid Dinosaur

Fossil Jawbone From Alaska is a Rare Case of a Juvenile Arctic Dromaeosaurid Dinosaur

  This fossil is a clue to the history of how dinosaurs dispersed between continents, showing some dinosaurs likely nested in the far north A small piece of…

Eruption of Alaska’s Okmok Volcano Linked to Period of Extreme Cold in Ancient Rome

Eruption of Alaska’s Okmok Volcano Linked to Period of Extreme Cold in Ancient Rome

  An international team of scientists has found evidence connecting an unexplained period of extreme cold in ancient Rome with an unlikely source: a massive eruption of Alaska’s…

Long-Distance Champions of Alaska

Long-Distance Champions of Alaska

  A scientist recently wondered which animal travels farthest across the landscape in one year. In doing his research, he found a few Alaska creatures near the top…

New Tools Track Freshwater Fish in Changing Climate

New Tools Track Freshwater Fish in Changing Climate

  Three new research tools will help scientists and the public better understand the effects of climate change on freshwater fish. A stream classification tool, a searchable database…

Rain falls, as it always has

Rain falls, as it always has

  It has been a rainy week in middle Alaska. Blah. But perhaps I judge liquid precipitation a bit harshly. Rain is, after all, the free distribution of…

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

AMHS Passenger Tests Positive for COVID-19

AMHS Passenger Tests Positive for COVID-19

  Last night, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) alerted the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) that a recent passenger tested positive for COVID-19.…

Coast Guard responds to number of safety, drug-related violations throughout Alaska

Coast Guard responds to number of safety, drug-related violations throughout Alaska

  ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard investigators and inspectors identify a concerning trend in violations of maritime law throughout the state, ranging from illegal drug use to unserviceable life-saving equipment. Investigators at…

NOAA Fisheries and Alaska Fisheries Science Center

Archival Tagging Study Reveals Habitual Movements of Greenland Turbot in Alaska

Archival Tagging Study Reveals Habitual Movements of Greenland Turbot in Alaska

  A multiyear archival tagging study identified consistent seasonal and daily patterns of depth-specific behavior by Greenland turbot in Alaska. These new findings provide key information for sustainably managing this commercially…

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…

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

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…

Putin Declares Federal Emergency After Diesel Fuel Spill in Arctic River That Could Take Decades to Recover

Putin Declares Federal Emergency After Diesel Fuel Spill in Arctic River That Could Take Decades to Recover

  Reports indicate melting permafrost caused by global heating may have damaged the industrial facility. Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a federal emergency Wednesday to help clean…

Alutiiq Word of the Week & Museum News

Paddle-Alutiiq Word of the Week-July 5th

Paddle-Alutiiq Word of the Week-July 5th

  ANGUAQ – PADDLE ANGUAQ TAISGU. – GIVE ME THE PADDLE. Alutiiq hunters propelled their skin-covered kayaks through coastal waters with narrow wooden paddles. Unlike the double-bladed paddles…

Blueberry-Alutiiq Word of the Week-June 28

Blueberry-Alutiiq Word of the Week-June 28

  CUAWAK – BLUEBERRY CUAWAT PITURNIRTAARTUT. – THE BLUEBERRIES ARE ALWAYS DELICIOUS. The Kodiak Archipelago is home to two species of blueberries, the early blueberry (Vaccinium ovalifolium),…

Events/Notices

Lunchtime Chats with Tlingit & Haida

Lunchtime Chats with Tlingit & Haida

  Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020 Time: Noon – 1 PM (AKST) Topic: Child Care & Child Development Services Location: Facebook Live Event (www.facebook.com/ccthita)   Don’t forget…

Northern Lights Boulevard 30-day closure for creek culvert replacement project

Northern Lights Boulevard 30-day closure for creek culvert replacement project

  WHAT: Full closure of Northern Lights Boulevard between Lake Otis Parkway and UAA Drive for 30 days will begin July 5 for a creek culvert replacement…

Op/Ed and the Editor

Alaska Native Tribes Must Act Fast to Close Digital Divide

Alaska Native Tribes Must Act Fast to Close Digital Divide

  Throughout my life, my grandma, Mary Jane Fate, imparted the importance of education on my brothers and me. We understood early on that education is the…

Sovereign Iñupiat for a Living Arctic response to Alaska Congressional Delegation regarding the Reality of Racism

Sovereign Iñupiat for a Living Arctic response to Alaska Congressional Delegation regarding the Reality of Racism

  Recently the Alaska Congressional delegation, Don Young, Dan Sullivan, and Lisa Murkoski shamefully attempted to utilize this moment of racial spotlight to benefit their own profit…

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