• spokesman August 17, 2019 4:44 pm

    Alaska Records Its Warmest Month Ever; Future Records Likely

    Alaska has been America’s canary in the coal mine for climate warming, and the yellow bird is swooning. July was Alaska’s warmest month ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Sea ice melted. Bering Sea fish swam in above-normal temperatures. So did children in the coastal town of Nome. Wildfire season started early and stayed late. Thousands of...

  • Seattle June 19, 2019 8:35 pm

    Whale Songs: Scientists Record Singing by Rare Right Whale

    It’s not America’s Top 40, but it’s a cutting edge song. Federal marine biologists for the first time have recorded singing by one of the rarest whales on the planet, the North Pacific right whale. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers used moored acoustic recorders to capture repeated patterns of calls made by male North Pacific right whales. It’s the...

  • Alaska June 12, 2019 7:59 pm

    5 Reasons You Should Travel to Anchorage This Summer

    Here are five reasons why you should spend your summer vacation in Anchorage, Alaska.

  • food April 16, 2019 8:27 am

    Pace of Bering Sea Changes Startles Scientists

    The Yupik Eskimo village of Kotlik on Alaska’s northwest coast relies on a cold, hard blanket of sea ice to protect homes from vicious winter Bering Sea storms. Frigid north winds blow down from the Arctic Ocean, freeze saltwater and push sea ice south. The ice normally prevents waves from forming and locks onto beaches, walling off villages. But not...

  • San Diego February 28, 2019 7:03 pm

    Gray Whale Plays in Waters Off Pacific Beach

    A gray whale was spotted in the water close to the shore of Pacific Beach Wednesday morning.

  • President December 3, 2017 9:33 am

    13 Dead, 2 Missing After Boat Capsizes in South Korea

    At least 13 people were dead and two missing on Sunday after a South Korean fishing boat collided with a refueling vessel and capsized, the coast guard said. An official from the Korea Coast Guard said seven people were rescued and the two missing included the boat’s captain. He said 22 people were aboard the 9.8-ton fishing boat that capsized...

  • DONALD TRUMP September 27, 2017 5:59 pm

    US Agency to Decide If Pacific Walrus is Threatened Species

    A federal agency faces a deadline this week to decide whether the iconic Pacific walrus will join the polar bear on the threatened species list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under a court settlement has until Saturday to decide whether the Pacific walrus should be put on the list because of threats to its sea ice habitat due to...

  • head August 11, 2017 10:24 am

    Scientists on Research Vessel Spot Rare Whale in Bering Sea

    Federal researchers studying critically endangered North Pacific right whales sometimes go years without finding their subjects. Over the weekend they got lucky. A research vessel in the Bering Sea photographed two of the animals Sunday and obtained a biopsy sample from one, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday. NOAA Fisheries research biologist Jessica Crance was on board the...

  • Canada April 17, 2017 1:32 pm

    Canada Glacier Melt Rerouted in Rare Case of River Piracy to Alaska

    Scientists have witnessed the first modern case of what they call “river piracy” and they blame global warming. Most of the water gushing from a large glacier in northwest Canada last year suddenly switched from one river to another. That changed the Slims River from a 10-foot deep, raging river to something so shallow that it barely was above a...

  • spokesman March 15, 2017 7:21 am

    Mitch Seavey Becomes Oldest, Fastest Musher to Win Iditarod

    Mitch Seavey became the oldest and fastest musher to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, in year marred by an abnormally high number of dog deaths. After bringing in his dog team off the Bering Sea ice and under the famed burled arch on Front Street in Nome Tuesday, the 57-year-old winner greeted each of his dogs and thanked...

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