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  • On Capitol Hill, More Scorn on Saudi Arabia Over Khashoggi Oct 18, 2018
    CAPITOL HILL — U.S. lawmakers heaped more criticism on Saudi Arabia Wednesday amid fresh news reports suggesting that missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi met a grisly death at the Saudi consulate in Turkey earlier this month. “I think Mr. Khashoggi is dead,” Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy told reporters on Capitol Hill. “I don’t think the aliens […]
  • Ketchikan Woman Perishes after Falling into Waters near Launch Oct 18, 2018
    The body of a Ketchikan woman was discovered floating in the water near the Hole in the Wall boat launch on Wednesday morning Alaska State Troopers revealed on the trooper dispatch today. According to the report, 66-year-old Doretta Dowhitt was found floating in the water at approximately 6:30 am on Wednesday by one of her neighbors. […]
  • Tanana Road Provides Two Years of Cheaper Freight and Travel Oct 17, 2018
    (TANANA, Alaska) – Two years after the official opening of the Road to Tanana, the road has brought down the cost of travel and freight to the middle Yukon. The 33-mile road, a continuation of Tofty Road, which runs north and west of Manley Hot Springs, was completed in August 2016. In addition to providing […]
  • October 17th, 1989 Oct 17, 2018
  • Arctic Greening Thaws Permafrost, Boosts Runoff Oct 17, 2018
    LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Oct. 17, 2018–A new collaborative study has investigated Arctic shrub-snow interactions to obtain a better understanding of the far north’s tundra and vast permafrost system. Incorporating extensive in situ observations, Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists tested their theories with a novel 3D computer model and confirmed that shrubs can lead to significant […]
  • University of New Hampshire Researchers Say Winter Ticks Killing Moose at Alarming Rate Oct 17, 2018
    DURHAM, N.H. – As winter in New England seems to get warmer, fall lingers longer and spring comes into bloom earlier, areas like northern New Hampshire and western Maine are seeing an unusual continued increase in winter ticks which are endangering the moose population. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found that the […]
  • Pompeo: Saudis Declined to Discuss Facts Surrounding Missing Journalist Oct 17, 2018
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that when he met with Saudi leaders they did not want to talk about any of the facts involving the disappearance of a U.S.-based Saudi journalist Turkish officials say was killed and dismembered by Saudi agents inside Riyadh’s consulate in Istanbul, a charge denied by the Saudis. […]
  • Consumer Protection Unit Warns of IRS Tax Scam Oct 17, 2018
    October 12, 2018 (Anchorage, AK) – The Department of Law’s Consumer Protection Unit and the Department of Revenue are warning the public about a potential new tax scam. The scam purports to send a notice from the Internal Revenue Service, Alaska Department of Revenue notifying the consumer or business of a non-residence tax payment owed. […]
  • Pedestrian Dies in Collision on C Street Tuesday Night Oct 17, 2018
    Northbound and southbound lanes of C Street between E Tudor Road and International Road were closed down for a time on Tuesday night as APD’s Traffic Unit investigated a fatal vehicle/Pedestrian collision that occurred at approximately 8 pm, APD reported. APD’s preliminary investigation found that a gray 2016 Ford Explorer was traveling northbound on C […]
  • Father, Son Wounded in 6th Avenue Gunfire Tuesday Night Oct 17, 2018
    Anchorage police are seeking witnesses or information connected to a shooting that occurred in the area of the 600-block of 6th Avenue on Tuesday evening. According to the APDD report, patrol officers responded to that location at 8:04 pm to find two individuals, a father and son suffering from gunshot wounds to the lower body. […]

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Arctic Greening Thaws Permafrost, Boosts Runoff

Arctic Greening Thaws Permafrost, Boosts Runoff

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Oct. 17, 2018–A new collaborative study has investigated Arctic shrub-snow interactions to obtain a better understanding of the far north’s tundra and vast permafrost system. Incorporating extensive in situ observations, Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists tested their theories with a novel 3D computer model and…

Serpentine Hot Springs Stone points Raise Questions

Serpentine Hot Springs Stone points Raise Questions

Stone spear points from Serpentine Hot Springs on the Seward Peninsula hint that ancient people may have migrated northward between ice sheets from warmer parts of America, bringing their technology with them. Heather Smith, an anthropologist at Eastern New Mexico University, wrote a recent paper based on spear-point…

UW: Past Warm Period Polar Bear Strategy won’t Suffice this Time

UW: Past Warm Period Polar Bear Strategy won’t Suffice this Time

Polar bears likely survived past warm periods in the Arctic, when sea ice cover was low, by scavenging on the carcasses of stranded large whales. This food source sustained the bears when they were largely restricted to land, unable to roam the ice in search of seals to…

The Dashed Line of the Arctic Circle

The Dashed Line of the Arctic Circle

A friend and I just camped out at the Arctic Circle, about 200 miles north of where we…

2018 Arctic Summertime Sea Ice Minimum Extent Tied for Sixth Lowest on Record

2018 Arctic Summertime Sea Ice Minimum Extent Tied for Sixth Lowest on Record

Arctic sea ice, the cap of frozen seawater blanketing most of the Arctic Ocean and neighboring seas in…

Alaska Beetles Survive Unearthly Temperatures

Alaska Beetles Survive Unearthly Temperatures

As we pull on our winter coats to shield our tropical bodies from the cold, there is a…

Sheefish a Shiny Surprise on Interior River

Sheefish a Shiny Surprise on Interior River

ZITZIANA RIVER — Fishing at the spot where this long, squiggly stream mixes with a floury channel of…

A Northern Sense of Place

A Northern Sense of Place

DENALI NATIONAL PARK — When I was 12 years old, I didn’t know permafrost was like frozen lasagna.…

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