RSS Alaska Native News RSS

  • Murkowski Introduces Measure Recognizing 2019 as International Year of the Salmon Jun 15, 2019
      Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) recently introduced S.Res.251, recognizing 2019 as the International Year of the Salmon. The resolution aims to serve as a framework for collaboration across the Northern Hemisphere to recover and sustain salmon stocks through research, cooperation, and public action. The resolution was cosponsored by Senators Dan Sullivan […]
  • Department of Justice Pursues $8 Million from Shuyak Island Lodge Owners and Operator Jun 15, 2019
      According to the Department of Justice, the owners of the hunting lodge and the former lodge operator at Port Williams on Shuyak Island have been ordered to pay nearly $8 million for the cleanup of the oil spill that occurred there on February 26th of 2018. It was then that high winds and extreme […]
  • Fairbanks Trooper in Officer-Involved-Shooting Saturday Morning Jun 15, 2019
      Alaska State Troopers are reporting an officer-involved-shooting in North Fairbanks early on Saturday morning.  AST says that officers were serving a warrant at a north Fairbanks address at approximately 4 am when the shooting occurred. They report that an officer was injured while the suspect is deceased. The identity of the suspect has yet […]
  • Is Receiving Foreign ‘Oppo Research’ Legal? Jun 15, 2019
      WASHINGTON – The brouhaha over U.S. President Donald Trump’s “oppo research” comments — that he’d be willing to accept outside foreign government political assistance — comes down to this question: Is opposition research a “thing of value” that foreign nationals are prohibited from offering to American political campaigns? In an interview with ABC News […]
  • Troopers Seeking Information from Public on Friday DOT Equipment Theft Jun 15, 2019
      Alaska State Troopers are urging persons who have information into the theft of GPS equipment stolen from a DOT vehicle to please come forward with information. Troopers were informed by a Department of Transportation survey crew that at approximately 7:45 am on Friday that someone accessed a vehicle at the right of way near […]
  • Coast Guard Cordova FOL crew saves 66-year-old man stranded for three days on Montague Island Jun 15, 2019
      KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward-deployed to Cordova, rescued a 66-year-old man stranded for three days on Montague Island, Alaska, Thursday. The man was transferred to awaiting emergency medical services personnel in Cordova for further care. He was reported to have been dehydrated but was in […]
  • June 15th, 1921 Jun 15, 2019
  • Three Arrested in Arctic Boulevard Shooting Implicated in January West 34th Homicide Jun 14, 2019
      Anchorage police report that they have made multiple arrests in the shooting of an individual that was discovered with wounds on the second floor of an apartment on the 2900-block of Arctic Boulevard on January 9th of this year. According to APD, the  victim had been shot across the road in the McDonalds parking […]
  • 19 Aleutian Terns Jun 14, 2019
    Image: An Aleutian tern in Yakutat. Photo by Nate Catterson. YAKUTAT — On sandy barrier islands between mountains and the sea, two different birds that look alike lay their eggs side-by-side. Biologists here are learning more about the less-common, more mysterious one. Arctic terns and Aleutian terns gather together on ocean spits to scratch out […]
  • June 14th, 1944 Jun 14, 2019

Home » Archives by category » The Arctic and Alaska Science
19 Aleutian Terns

19 Aleutian Terns

Image: An Aleutian tern in Yakutat. Photo by Nate Catterson. YAKUTAT — On sandy barrier islands between mountains and the sea, two different birds that look alike lay their eggs side-by-side. Biologists here are learning more about the less-common, more mysterious one. Arctic terns and Aleutian terns gather…

Trump Administration Sued for Failing to Protect Imperiled Ice Seals’ Arctic Habitat

Trump Administration Sued for Failing to Protect Imperiled Ice Seals’ Arctic Habitat

  WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the National Marine Fisheries Service today for failing to designate critical habitat in Alaska for two ice-seal species. Both bearded and ringed seals are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act because climate change is melting their Arctic…

The Sound of Silence in Russell Fjord

The Sound of Silence in Russell Fjord

Image: Dead trees near a shoreline of Russell Fjord about 15 miles from the town of Yakutat. Ned Rozell photo. RUSSELL FJORD — Standing on this smooth gravel shoreline, 15 miles northeast of the town of Yakutat, you can tell something big happened. A forest of dead trees…

Early Lives of Alaska Sockeye Salmon Accelerating with Climate Change

Early Lives of Alaska Sockeye Salmon Accelerating with Climate Change

  Adult sockeye salmon returning to spawn in the lakes of Bristol Bay, Alaska.Jason Ching/University of Washington  …

How Many Alaska Glaciers? There’s No Easy Answer

How Many Alaska Glaciers? There’s No Easy Answer

Image: Yakutat Glacier. Photo by Sam Herreid Not long ago, a glaciologist wrote that the number of glaciers…

Study of Northern Alaska Could Rewrite Arctic history

Study of Northern Alaska Could Rewrite Arctic history

  HANOVER, N.H. – Parts of Alaska’s mountainous Brooks Range were likely transported from Greenland and a stretch…

Hot Spots in Rivers that Nurture Young Salmon ‘Flicker On and Off’ in Alaska’s Bristol Bay Region

Hot Spots in Rivers that Nurture Young Salmon ‘Flicker On and Off’ in Alaska’s Bristol Bay Region

Photo: A spawning sockeye salmon.Jason Ching/University of Washington Chemical signatures imprinted on tiny stones that form inside the…

Ruddy Ducks Among Many Moving Northward

Ruddy Ducks Among Many Moving Northward

Photo: A brood of ruddy ducks in Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge in summer 2018. Photo by Michelle…

Archives

Page 1 of 62123Next ›Last »