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  • How Long Does a Whale Feed? New Data Gives Insight Into Blue and Fin Whale Behavior Sep 15, 2019
    Photograph of fin whale taken during Oregon State University Marine Mammal Institute CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers using electronic tags were able to monitor blue and fin whales off the coast of Southern California over multiple weeks, providing new insight into the feeding behaviors of the two largest whale species. The researchers also found evidence of […]
  • The First Day of the Dinosaur Extinction Sep 15, 2019
    When the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs slammed into the planet 66 million years ago, the impact set wildfires, triggered tsunamis and blasted so much sulfur into the atmosphere that it blocked the sun, which caused the global cooling that ultimately doomed our giant predecessors. That’s the scenario scientists have hypothesized. Now, a new […]
  • Nenana Mother and Son Arrested During Warrant service Sep 15, 2019
    Troopers seeking a suspect who had failed to remand on a conviction spoke with his mother on Thursday evening in Nenana and informed her that she needed to contact AST when he returned home. When troopers and VPSO returned to Edna Hancock’s residence the following afternoon, she denied that her son, 36-year-old Fredrick Hancock, was […]
  • Arrow-Alutiiq Word of the Week-September 15 Sep 15, 2019
    RUUWAQ – ARROW NUKALLPIAT RUUWARTAALLRIIT AGAYUWIM TUNUANI. – THE MEN USED TO SHOOT ARROWS BEHIND THE CHURCH. Alutiiq hunters carried a variety of arrows: powerful, accurate weapons launched with a stout wooden bow. Each arrow had a slender wooden shaft carved from spruce, cedar, or hemlock and was painted red and fletched with eagle feathers. […]
  • September 15th, 1904 Sep 15, 2019
  • Justice Department Will Fund More Prosecutors, Jails and Cops in Rural Alaska Sep 14, 2019
    ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. The U.S. Department of Justice is adding federal prosecutors to pursue cases in remote Alaska towns and villages where U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr recently declared a public safety emergency. After […]
  • Not Just the Bees, First-of-Its-Kind Study Shows Neonics May Be Killing Birds Too Sep 14, 2019
    “It’s clear evidence these chemicals can affect populations.” Image-Scientists in Saskatchewan found that consuming small amounts of neonicotinoids led white-crowned sparrows to lose significant amounts of weight and delay migration, threatening their ability to reproduce. (Photo: Jen Goellnitz/Flickr/cc) In addition to devastating effects on bee populations and the pollination needed to feed humans and other […]
  • Majority in US Back Free College Tuition and Student Debt Cancellation, New Poll Finds Sep 14, 2019
    A majority of voters support the bold proposals for free college tuition and the wiping out of student debt put forward by Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in the 2020 Democratic primary, according to a new Hill-HarrisX poll out Friday. The survey found that out of more than 1,000 respondents, 58 percent of people said they […]
  • September 14th, 1916 Sep 14, 2019
  • Would-Be Car Burglar Held at Gunpoint for Craig Troopers Sep 13, 2019
    Alaska State Troopers responded to Port Saint Nicholas Road in Craig after receiving a call reporting a man being held at gunpoint at that location early Friday morning, AST reported today. The caller reported that her husband was holding down a suspect at gunpoint this morning after he caught the suspect, later identified by troopers […]

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