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  • Recently Pardoned Flynn Shares Call for Trump to Declare Martial Law and Make Military Oversee New Election Dec 3, 2020
    “Wow! Sounds a bit like a coup,” responded one critic. A week after Michael Flynn secured a full pardon from President Donald Trump, the ex-national security adviser is under fire for sharing a call for his former boss to “immediately declare a limited form of martial law, and temporarily suspend the Constitution and civilian control of these federal elections, […]
  • Coast Guard responds to diesel spill in Selawik Dec 3, 2020
    KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a diesel discharge in Selawik, Alaska, Wednesday. After a diesel discharge occurred at the Selawik water treatment plant on Nov. 25, 2020, the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund was opened in the amount of $15,000 and a pollution response team is expected to […]
  • Coast Guard responding to reports of landslides in Haines Dec 3, 2020
    JUNEAU, Alaska – Multiple Coast Guard units from Southeast Alaska are currently making preparations to provide emergency support to the residents of Haines following several reports of mudslides in and around the town. “At this point we are aware that damage has occurred in the town of Haines following the report of multiple landslides in […]
  • CDC provides new guidance that allows for shortened COVID-19 quarantines Dec 3, 2020
    ANCHORAGE — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised their quarantine guidance today to allow people who may have been exposed to COVID-19 to shorten their quarantine period from 14 days to as few as 7 days with a negative COVID-19 test. CDC continues to recommend a quarantine period of 14 days, but now provides […]
  • December 3rd, 1906 Dec 3, 2020
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  • Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary: Dec. 2, 2020 Dec 3, 2020
    DHSS today announced 689 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska. 679 were residents in: Anchorage (216), Wasilla (192), Palmer (39), Soldotna (33), Utqiaġvik (29), Kenai (24), Kodiak (24), Eagle River (12), Fairbanks (12), Chugiak (11), Homer (9), Bethel (8), Sitka (7), Delta Junction (5), Nome (5), Bethel Census Area (4), Juneau (4), Big Lake (3), Houston (3), Kenai Peninsula Borough North (3), Seward (3), Sterling (3), Unalaska (3), Aleutians East Borough (2), Anchor […]
  • December 2nd, 1980 Dec 2, 2020
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  • December 1st, 1922 Dec 1, 2020
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  • Afghan Army Base Bombing Kills Dozens Nov 30, 2020
    ISLAMABAD – Officials in Afghanistan say a massive vehicle-borne bombing of a military base in eastern Ghazni province Sunday killed at least 30 security force members. Baz Mohammad Hemat, head of the provincial public health department, told VOA the blast also injured at least 24 personnel. The army base on the outskirts of the provincial capital, […]
  •  Biden Fractures Foot While Playing With His Dog Nov 30, 2020
    Over the years, White House pets have played a role – making the occupants a little more human.  President-elect Joe Biden’s dog Major may have overdone that duty. On Saturday, Biden slipped while playing with 2-year-old German shepherd.  On Sunday, Biden was diagnosed with hairline fractures of two bones in his midfoot and will likely […]

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Alaska Earthquake Center receives USGS funding

Alaska Earthquake Center receives USGS funding

The U.S. Geological Survey recently awarded the Alaska Earthquake Center a $2.85M one-year award to operate and strengthen Alaska’s earthquake monitoring system. The AEC at the University of Alaska’s Geophysical Institute has worked daily with the USGS on earthquake issues since the first MOU was signed in 1987.…

Some good news from the thin ice

Some good news from the thin ice

Ice that floats on far-north oceans has been dwindling the last few years. Scientists have described the shrinking of this solar reflector — once bigger than Russia and now taking up less space than Australia — as a breakdown of the world’s refrigerator. But a group of researchers…

Sensors will sustain Alaska earthquake and weather data

Sensors will sustain Alaska earthquake and weather data

A new project will make it possible for scientists to better track a suite of phenomena in Alaska ranging from earthquakes to wildfires to sea ice. The five-year, $6.9 million project funded by the National Science Foundation will enhance measurements of Arctic change across western and northern Alaska.…

Late-Season Arctic Research Cruise Reveals Warm Ocean Temperatures, Active Ecosystem

Late-Season Arctic Research Cruise Reveals Warm Ocean Temperatures, Active Ecosystem

SOLOMONS, MD (November 11, 2020)–Arctic researchers Jacqueline Grebmeier and Lee Cooper have been visiting the Bering and Chukchi…

New Global Archive Logs Changes in Behavior of Arctic Animals

New Global Archive Logs Changes in Behavior of Arctic Animals

The Arctic’s dramatic changes — warmer winters, earlier springs, shrinking ice and more human development — are impacting…

Goodbye to a Raffish Glacier Scientist

Goodbye to a Raffish Glacier Scientist

  Will Harrison, who knew the world’s bumpy plains of ice as well as his old neighborhood in…

Steller Sea Lions and Mercury

Steller Sea Lions and Mercury

  Within their bulbous bodies, Steller sea lions of the western Aleutian Islands seem to carry more mercury…

Fireball in the Sky over Alaska

Fireball in the Sky over Alaska

  Katie Kangas operates a bed-and-breakfast in Ruby, Alaska. On the morning of October 15, she turned to…

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