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  • Moose Hunter Killed in grizzly Bear Attack in Wrangell-St Elias National Park Sep 23, 2020
      For the first time since the Wrangell-St Elias National Park’s creation, a hunter has been mauled in a fatal grizzly bear attack the National Park revealed on Tuesday. The hunter, whose identity as yet has not been revealed, was on a 10-day moose hunt near the Chisana River drainage with a friend when the […]
  • UPDATE: Disappearance of Florence Okpealuk Sep 23, 2020
      NOME, Alaska – Chief of Police Michael Heintzelman and Deputy Chief of Police Robert Pruckner announced an update Tuesday in the Nome Police Department’s investigation into the disappearance of Florence Okpealuk. To date, the following law enforcement actions, investigative activities, and search efforts have taken place since Ms. Okplealuk was first reported missing: • […]
  • US Voting Systems ‘Being Targeted’ as Presidential Election Nears Sep 23, 2020
      Increased security measures are not stopping cyber operatives from looking for ways to break into critical U.S. voting systems, according to officials charged with safeguarding the nation’s Nov. 3 presidential election.  But exactly who is behind the ongoing efforts remains unclear.  “Election systems, like IT systems generally, are being scanned, are being targeted, are […]
  • September 23rd, 1928 Sep 23, 2020
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  • Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary: Sept. 22, 2020 Sep 23, 2020
      DHSS today announced 50 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska. 46 are residents in 9 communities: Anchorage (31), Northwest Arctic Borough (4), Fairbanks (3), Wasilla (3), and one each in Aleutians West Census Area, Eagle River, Kodiak, Kotzebue, and Palmer.  Four new nonresident cases were reported in Anchorage with one case related to […]
  • Earthquakes and Insects on Alaska Road Trips Sep 22, 2020
      A few nights ago, stretched in a tent on the blue-gray gravel of the Lowe River floodplain, I woke to a series of sharp jolts. It felt like the earth was a giant halibut, and I was the fishing pole. Earthquake! The ratcheting westward lasted only a few seconds, but I felt the helplessness […]
  • ‘Another Alarm Bell in the Climate Emergency’ as Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks to Second Lowest Extent on Record Sep 22, 2020
      “We are headed towards a seasonally ice-free Arctic Ocean, and this year is another nail in the coffin.” Arctic sea ice shrank to the second-lowest extent since records began over four decades ago, federal scientists said Monday, prompting renewed warnings about the climate crisis. The minimum ice cover for 2020 was likely reached on […]
  • In Secretly-Recorded ‘Pebble Tapes,’ Mining Execs Reveal True Scope of 200-Year Project Planned for One of Earth’s ‘Most Pristine Ecosystems’ Sep 22, 2020
      “The Pebble Tapes reveal what we suspected,” said the Audubon Society of Alaska. “This is not a small, short-term project.” Tapes secretly recorded by the Environmental Investigation Agency reveal that two large mining companies in Alaska have far more expansive plans for a mine near the Bristol Bay fishery than they have publicly acknowledged in […]
  • Congressman Don Young Helps the House Pass Historic Legislation Creating the National Suicide Hotline Sep 22, 2020
      Washington, D.C. – Monday, during National Suicide Awareness Month, Alaska Congressman Don Young helped the House of Representatives pass S. 2661, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act. This landmark legislation requires the Federal Communications Commission to designate 9–8–8 as the universal telephone number for a national suicide prevention hotline. Congressman Young has been a […]
  • Bristol Bay Tribes Shocked at Depth of Pebble’s Deception, Efforts to Rig the Process Sep 22, 2020
      DILLINGHAM, AK – The latest news of Pebble’s efforts to get a favorable permit decision confirm what Bristol Bay Tribes and residents have long suspected: the Pebble Limited Partnership has engaged for years in a smoke and mirrors campaign to fool Alaskans and the American people about its project, and it’s time for Alaska’s […]

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Earthquakes and Insects on Alaska Road Trips

Earthquakes and Insects on Alaska Road Trips

  A few nights ago, stretched in a tent on the blue-gray gravel of the Lowe River floodplain, I woke to a series of sharp jolts. It felt like the earth was a giant halibut, and I was the fishing pole. Earthquake! The ratcheting westward lasted only a…

‘Another Alarm Bell in the Climate Emergency’ as Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks to Second Lowest Extent on Record

‘Another Alarm Bell in the Climate Emergency’ as Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks to Second Lowest Extent on Record

  “We are headed towards a seasonally ice-free Arctic Ocean, and this year is another nail in the coffin.” Arctic sea ice shrank to the second-lowest extent since records began over four decades ago, federal scientists said Monday, prompting renewed warnings about the climate crisis. The minimum ice…

Study to Investigate Melting Malaspina Glacier, Potential New Bay

Study to Investigate Melting Malaspina Glacier, Potential New Bay

  The rapidly melting Malaspina Glacier in southeastern Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park could create a new ocean bay, one feature in what may be the largest landscape transformation underway in the United States. To better understand these changes, the National Science Foundation recently awarded researchers from the…

NOAA Bathymetric Data Helps Scientists More Accurately Model Tsunami Risk Within Barry Arm

NOAA Bathymetric Data Helps Scientists More Accurately Model Tsunami Risk Within Barry Arm

  In May of 2020, local geologists identified a steep, unstable slope that has the potential to become…

Return to Crash Site is Emotional, Healing

Return to Crash Site is Emotional, Healing

  Ben Jones recently returned to the tundra site of a plane crash that in May took the…

Orange Trees in the Alaska Range

Orange Trees in the Alaska Range

  While wandering middle Alaska this summer, I noticed orange spruce trees along the entire length of the…

Pink Salmon May Benefit as Pacific Arctic Warms

Pink Salmon May Benefit as Pacific Arctic Warms

  New research provides a glimpse into the future to help Arctic fishing communities prepare for change. The…

A Bad Night in a Good Box

A Bad Night in a Good Box

  Early in his career, on a wet, windy, foggy night, Guy Tytgat checked into the loneliest hotel…

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