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  • Humpback Whales Linger in Sitka Sound Dec 13, 2018
    SITKA, ALASKA – The Allen Marine tour boat pushed off the dock at the Sitka Crescent Harbor on a clear crisp October afternoon with University of Alaska Southeast researchers, alumni and supporters of the university in search of humpback whales. It didn’t take long to find them. In just minutes, in Sitka Sound within clear […]
  • December 12th, 1917 Dec 12, 2018
  • Dancing with the Enemy Dec 12, 2018
    This spectacular image — the second instalment in ESO’s R Aquarii Week — shows intimate details of the dramatic stellar duo making up the binary star R Aquarii. Though most binary stars are bound in a graceful waltz by gravity, the relationship between the stars of R Aquarii is far less serene. Despite its diminutive size, the smaller of […]
  • Chunks of Northern Coast Fall to the Sea Dec 12, 2018
      The frozen cliffs of Drew Point, Alaska, (population zero) are tumbling to the ocean faster than perhaps any other location in the Arctic. The sea has eaten house-size chunks of tundra at a rate of more than 50 feet per year recently. Ben Jones has watched pieces of Alaska’s northern coast disappear since 2003. […]
  • Trump’s Former Lawyer Sentenced to Three Years in Federal Court Dec 12, 2018
      President  Trump’s long-time lawyer, Michael Cohen, went before a federal judge in New York on Wednesday after pleading guilty to campaign finance violations, tax fraud, and lying to Congress and received a three-year sentence in federal prison. The long-time Trump lawyer’s tax fraud conviction stems from Cohen’s avoidance of paying federal income taxes in […]
  • Trump, Democrats Clash in Oval Office Dec 12, 2018
      WHITE HOUSE — The Democratic leadership and U.S. President Donald Trump publicly clashed in the Oval Office on Tuesday with the president threatening to shut down the government if lawmakers do not provide adequate funding for his promised wall along the border with Mexico, declaring it a response to “a national emergency.” “I am proud […]
  • Craig man Sentenced in Massive Southeast Meth Trafficking Case Dec 12, 2018
    A 63-year-old Craig man was sentenced in federal court on Monday by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Timothy M. Burgess to 10 years in federal prison for his part in a massive drug conspiracy on Prince of Wales Island that took place between the years 2014 to 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice reported on […]
  • Nunapitchuk Man Arrested on Multiple Assault Charges after Violent Saturday Alcohol-Related Incident Dec 12, 2018
    A violent, alcohol-fueled incident in Nunapitchuk on Saturday night netted a 21-year-old man in that community seven criminal counts, troopers reported on Tuesday. After a report of a stabbing and strangulation in the small community of Nunapitchuk in southwest Alaska at 7:12 pm on Saturday evening, an investigation was opened on the incident. During the […]
  • Palmer Theft Investigation Recovers ATV, Snowmachine and 20 Firearms Dec 12, 2018
      Troopers report that an investigation into a stolen ATV and over a dozen stolen firearms is continuing after the arrest of two suspects on Monday and Tuesday of this week in Palmer that involved the recovery of several other items.  Alaska State and Wildlife troopers and the Palmer Criminal Suppression Unit responded to an […]
  • Gustavus Man Arrested on Multiple Sexual Abuse of a Minor Charges at Juneau Airport Dec 12, 2018
    Alaska State Troopers met a Gustavus man at the Juneau Airport on Tuesday and took him into custody following a Juneau Grand Jury indictment, troopers reported on the trooper dispatch. Troopers responded to the Juneau Airport at 11:45 am and arrested John M. Scott, age 58, of Gustavus on a multiple-count arrest warrant. Scott had been […]

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Chunks of Northern Coast Fall to the Sea

Chunks of Northern Coast Fall to the Sea

  The frozen cliffs of Drew Point, Alaska, (population zero) are tumbling to the ocean faster than perhaps any other location in the Arctic. The sea has eaten house-size chunks of tundra at a rate of more than 50 feet per year recently. Ben Jones has watched pieces…

Wintertime Arctic Sea Ice Growth Slows Long-Term Decline: NASA

Wintertime Arctic Sea Ice Growth Slows Long-Term Decline: NASA

New NASA research has found that increases in the rate at which Arctic sea ice grows in the winter may have partially slowed down the decline of the Arctic sea ice cover. As temperatures in the Arctic have warmed at double the pace of the rest of the…

DDT in Alaska Meltwater Poses Cancer Risk for People Who Eat Lots of Fish

DDT in Alaska Meltwater Poses Cancer Risk for People Who Eat Lots of Fish

  Children in Alaska whose diet includes a lot of fish from rivers fed by the Eastern Alaska Mountain Range may have a long-term elevated risk for cancer because of insecticides — including DDT — in the meltwater. Even with low levels of organochlorine pollutants (OCPs) in glacial…

Fairbanks Air Earns Unwanted Ranking

Fairbanks Air Earns Unwanted Ranking

Fairbanks’ air quality issues began in 1901, when shallow water grounded a gold rush entrepreneur. That August day,…

Pacific Ocean’s Effect on Arctic Warming

Pacific Ocean’s Effect on Arctic Warming

  Palo Alto, CA– New research, led by former Carnegie postdoctoral fellow Summer Praetorius, shows that changes in…

A Rogue Ice Shelf covering the Arctic Ocean?

A Rogue Ice Shelf covering the Arctic Ocean?

Fifteen miles inland from the frozen coast of the Arctic Ocean, Teshekpuk Lake is one of the largest…

Materials From Arctic Shelves Are Changing the Water’s Composition

Materials From Arctic Shelves Are Changing the Water’s Composition

Materials from Arctic Shelves are Changing the Water’s Composition: Scientists say the input of shelf-derived materials to the…

Alaska Chickadees are Brainy Birds

Alaska Chickadees are Brainy Birds

Alaska chickadees have proven themselves brainier than Colorado chickadees. A researcher at the University of California Davis once…

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