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  • US Sets New Single-Day Record for Coronavirus Infections Jul 1, 2020
       The United States marked another grim milestone Tuesday as it posted a record  47,000 new COVID-19 cases, the biggest one day increase in new infections since the start of the pandemic.   The bulk of the new infections stretches from the southwestern states of Arizona and Texas over into the western state of California, […]
  • Intelligence Leaks Provoke White House Ire Jul 1, 2020
      WASHINGTON – The White House is blaming intelligence officials who leaked information about an alleged Russian bounty program in Afghanistan for potentially blowing almost any chance of coming to a consensus on whether the threat was real.  Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Tuesday criticized “rogue intelligence officers” for putting the lives of U.S. troops […]
  • July 1st, 1935 Jul 1, 2020
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  • Scam Alert: Scammers, posing as APD Officers, are calling citizens and asking for money Jun 30, 2020
      The Anchorage Police Department has received information that scammers, who identify themselves as Anchorage Police Officers, are calling citizens and claiming the citizens have a warrant and need to pay money.  The names the scammers are providing are names of real APD officers.   While an officer may call you regarding a warrant, and […]
  • Coast Guard responds to number of safety, drug-related violations throughout Alaska Jun 30, 2020
      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 Coast Guard Sector Anchorage observed an increase in the number of positive drug tests for non-credentialed mariners throughout the Arctic and Western Alaska.  Drug tests are administered for […]
  • 25 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Alaska; 21 resident, 4 nonresident Jun 30, 2020
      The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Monday announced 25 new cases of COVID-19 in Alaska; 21 are residents of eight communities: Seward (8), Anchorage (6), Willow (2), Eagle River (1), Fairbanks (1), North Pole (1), Nome Census Area (1) and Wasilla (1). This brings the total number of Alaska cases to 904. […]
  • June 30th, 1958 Jun 30, 2020
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  • Surge in COVID-19 Cases Prompts Renewed Lockdowns Jun 29, 2020
      India and the United States are among parts of the world where a rise in coronavirus cases is prompting authorities to reimpose lockdown restrictions meant to stop the spread of the virus.  India reported another record one-day increase in confirmed cases Monday with nearly 20,000.  The country trails only the United States, Brazil and […]
  • Congress Calls for Probe Into Reported Russian Bounties on US Troops Jun 29, 2020
      As members of Congress called for an investigation, President Donald Trump said Sunday he was not briefed on reports that a Russian military intelligence unit offered bounties to Taliban militants in Afghanistan to kill U.S. soldiers because U.S. intelligence officials did not deem them credible. “Intel just reported to me that they did not […]
  • New polling shows dramatically low levels of support for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Jun 29, 2020
      Recent attempts by the Trump administration to allow drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and to bail out oil companies during the COVID-19 pandemic with taxpayer money, as well as its criticism of banks’ decisions not to fund Arctic oil and gas development, are hugely unpopular with American voters. According to newly completed […]

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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 a substance more valuable than gold. And, even in the Southeast’s Little Port Walter — where residents endure 80 days…

Artificial intelligence could revolutionize sea ice warnings

Artificial intelligence could revolutionize sea ice warnings

  For vessels that journey into the polar seas, keeping control of the spread of sea ice is critical, which means that large resources are spent to collect data and determine future developments to provide reliable sea ice warnings. – As of now, large resources are needed to…

World traveler visits South Fairbanks

World traveler visits South Fairbanks

  SOUTH FAIRBANKS — Just after 3 a.m., over this city built near the confluence of two rivers, the sun rose with the color of an orange Creamsicle. I watched this sunrise with my wife, who is a bird biologist. She needed to do point counts along the…

Proposed seismic surveys in Arctic Refuge likely to cause lasting damage

Proposed seismic surveys in Arctic Refuge likely to cause lasting damage

  Winter vehicle travel can cause long-lasting damage to the tundra, according to a new paper by University…

When permafrost kills? A moose story

When permafrost kills? A moose story

  High summer is here in middle Alaska. North of Fairbanks, in bright sunshine, alder flycatchers are perched…

Potential Landslide Threatens Large Tsunami in PWS, Geologists Say

Potential Landslide Threatens Large Tsunami in PWS, Geologists Say

  (Anchorage) — The threat of a large and potentially dangerous tsunami is looming in Prince William Sound,…

New Method May Help Anticipate Large Volcanic Eruptions

New Method May Help Anticipate Large Volcanic Eruptions

  Volcanic eruptions are not easy to anticipate. Now, a new paper proposes a way to provide early clues by…

Radar Gauges Methane Release from Arctic Lakes

Radar Gauges Methane Release from Arctic Lakes

  A University of Alaska Fairbanks-led research team has developed a way to use satellite images to determine…

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