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  • Health Insurance Prices Will Go Up if Medicaid Expansion is Repealed Feb 19, 2019
    Repeal Would Cause Premium Price Hikes and Larger Budget Deficits Juneau – Today, Representatives Tiffany Zulkosky (D-Bethel) and Zack Fields (D-Anchorage) released a report outlining the potential impacts of repealing Medicaid expansion in Alaska. Medicaid expansion was implemented in 2015 to provide medical insurance coverage to a portion of Alaskans who live just above the […]
  • U.S. Settles with Trident Seafoods Corporation to Reduce Ozone-Depleting Emissions Feb 19, 2019
      Seattle – Trident Seafoods Corporation has agreed to reduce emissions of ozone-depleting substances from refrigeration equipment on its vessels, under a proposed settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act. Under the settlement, Trident will spend up to $23 million to […]
  • CBP Field Operations Officers Seize Over $12 Million in Methamphetamine at Pharr International Bridge Feb 19, 2019
      PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge hit the drug-smuggling organizations hard this weekend with a substantial interception of hard narcotics, seizing $12,700,000 worth of methamphetamine. “This was an outstanding interception our officers accomplished this weekend,” said Port Director David Gonzalez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry. […]
  • Coast Guard Medevacs Man From Fishing Vessel 201 Miles North of St. Paul Feb 19, 2019
      KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward-deployed to St. Paul, medevaced a man from the fishing vessel Kari Marie approximately 201 miles north of St. Paul, Monday. District 17 Command Center watchstanders received notification from the fishing vessel Pacific Mariner. They were relaying communications for the fishing […]
  • New Drone Technology Could Revolutionize Marine Mammal Monitoring Feb 19, 2019
      Scientists are developing advanced imaging technology that will enable drones to collect information essential for managing Alaska’s depleted href=”https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/northern-fur-seal”>northern fur seal population. This innovation will dramatically reduce the expense and risk of monitoring fur seals, and virtually eliminate disturbance to this sensitive population. “We were lucky to have partners who were experts in unmanned aircraft systems (drones) […]
  • Trump Warns Venezuelan Military to Abandon Maduro Feb 19, 2019
    WHITE HOUSE — U.S. President Donald Trump, in a speech partly intended to be heard by members of the military of Venezuela, called for the end of socialism in that country, saying the United States seeks “a peaceful transition of power but all options are open.” Trump, in Miami, appealed to Venezuelan soldiers to ignore orders […]
  • Wasilla Man Reported as Possible Burglary Suspect Found with Drugs and Counterfeit Currency Feb 19, 2019
      Alaska State Troopers responded to a possible burglary and netted a suspect with drugs and counterfeit money in his possession, the trooper dispatch reported on Monday. Troopers responded to Williwaw Way in Wasilla at 1:03 pm on Monday afternoon after receiving a 911 call reporting a possible burglary in progress. When troopers arrived at […]
  • False Pass Processing Capacity to Increase Feb 19, 2019
    Economic activity at Alaska’s False Pass is expected to ramp up considerably this summer as Silver Bay Seafoods opens its processing facilities in June. The company, headquartered in Sitka, Alaska, plans to process salmon as well as white fish at its newest location. “It means in a town of 58 residents, there will be more […]
  • Vinyl Flooring, Flame-retardant Foam Expose Children to Harmful SVOCs Feb 18, 2019
    DURHAM, N.C. — Children living in homes with all vinyl flooring or flame-retardant chemicals in the sofa have significantly higher concentrations of potentially harmful semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in their blood or urine than children from homes where these materials are not present, according to a new Duke University-led study. The researchers presented their findings […]

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New Drone Technology Could Revolutionize Marine Mammal Monitoring

New Drone Technology Could Revolutionize Marine Mammal Monitoring

  Scientists are developing advanced imaging technology that will enable drones to collect information essential for managing Alaska’s depleted href=”https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/northern-fur-seal”>northern fur seal population. This innovation will dramatically reduce the expense and risk of monitoring fur seals, and virtually eliminate disturbance to this sensitive population. “We were lucky to have partners…

Jabbing Sensors into the Denali Fault

Jabbing Sensors into the Denali Fault

PANORAMA MOUNTAIN — “For some reason, when I come to this terrain, I know something’s been pulverized.” Cole Richards says this while watching three companions kick their steps Chilkoot-Pass style into an abrupt hill. The slope rises from the pancake floodplain of the Nenana River just behind him.…

Life Returns Fast to Lonely Island

Life Returns Fast to Lonely Island

Bogoslof Island is the gray tip of a mountain that pokes from the choppy surface of the Bering Sea. The volcano stands alone just north of the Aleutians, far south of the larger islands of St. George and St. Paul. Nora Rojek, a biologist at the Alaska Maritime…

Many Arctic Lakes Give Off Less Carbon Than Expected

Many Arctic Lakes Give Off Less Carbon Than Expected

Northeast Alaska’s Yukon Flats region, seen with fall colors.David Butman/University of Washington The Arctic is warming twice as…

Fuzzy Memories of Great Alaska Cold Snap

Fuzzy Memories of Great Alaska Cold Snap

This week marks 30 years since I turned my pickup left onto a North Pole road and noticed…

Melting Ice Sheets may Cause ‘Climate Chaos’ According to New Modelling

Melting Ice Sheets may Cause ‘Climate Chaos’ According to New Modelling

Current international climate policies do not take into account full effects on global climate The weather these days…

Invasion of Redpolls Sends Seeds Flying

Invasion of Redpolls Sends Seeds Flying

Why, a friend asked, are there so many birch seeds on top of the snowpack in Fairbanks? A…

Alaska’s Year without a Summer

Alaska’s Year without a Summer

Two-hundred and thirty-six years ago, when Gen. George Washington marched back into New York City as British troops…

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