• 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...

  • King July 8, 2019 1:59 pm

    Alaska's Largest City Sets High-Temperature Record

    Alaskans who routinely pack knit caps and fleece jackets in summer on Friday were swapping them for sunscreen and parasols amid a prolonged heatwave. Residents of Anchorage and other south-central cities completed a fifth week of above-normal temperatures, including a record high 90 degrees (32.22 Celsius) Thursday in the state’s largest city.

  • 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...

  • DONALD TRUMP December 1, 2018 9:22 pm

    Alaska Quake Damage Could Have Been Much Worse, Experts Say

    The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that rattled Alaska’s largest city cracked roads and collapsed highway ramps, but there were no reports of widespread catastrophic damage or collapsed buildings. There’s a good reason for that. A devastating 1964 Alaska earthquake — the most powerful on record in the United States — led to stricter building codes that helped structures withstand the shifting...

  • DONALD TRUMP October 13, 2018 3:47 pm

    As Sea Ice Melts, Some Say Walruses Need Better Protection

    Given a choice between giving birth on land or sea ice, Pacific walrus mothers most often choose ice. Likewise, they prefer sea ice for molting, mating, nursing and resting between dives for food. Trouble is, as the century progresses, there’s going to be far less ice around. How well walruses cope with less sea ice is at the heart of...

  • Los Angeles August 25, 2018 11:18 am

    Drone Footage Shows Lane Flooding in Hawaii

    Drone footage taken in Hilo, Hawaii, shows the flooding caused by Lane’s torrential rains.

  • Los Angeles August 25, 2018 7:05 pm

    Hawaii Emerges From Threat as Storm Veers Away From Islands

    Weather officials dropped all warnings Saturday after tropical storm Lane weakened and turned away from Hawaii. The storm began moving to the west, breaking its northward march toward Honolulu after drenching the Big Island and Maui over the past two days. The slow-moving storm, going less than 5 mph, dumped nearly four feet of rain on the Big Island and...

  • DONALD TRUMP August 24, 2018 6:38 am

    5 Rescued From Flooding as Hurricane Pelts Hawaii With Rain

    Hurricane Lane unleashed torrents of rain and landslides that blocked roads on Hawaii’s mostly rural Big Island on Thursday as residents and tourists in the state’s biggest city braced for the dangerous storm to come their way. Emergency workers rescued five people from a flooded house in Hilo after a nearby gulch overflowed, said Hawaii County Managing Director Wil Okabe....

  • Associated Press August 22, 2018 11:44 pm

    With No Place to Run, People in Hawaii Brace for Hurricane

    Hawaii residents emptied store shelves Wednesday, claimed the last sheets of plywood to board up windows and drained gas pumps as Hurricane Lane churned toward the state. The category 4 storm could slam into the islands Thursday with winds exceeding 100 mph (161 kph), making it the most powerful storm to hit Hawaii since Hurricane Iniki in 1992. Unlike Florida...

  • Canada January 5, 2018 2:04 pm

    Scientists Seek US Backcountry Skiers to Measure Snowpack

    America’s space agency wants you to head for the mountains with a smartphone and a measuring stick. NASA’s earth science arm is funding research that recruits citizen scientists on skis, snowshoes and snowmobiles to measure snow depth in backcountry locations of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Their measurements will be incorporated into computer models that calculate how much water will...

  • Canada December 6, 2017 7:18 pm

    Astronaut Shares Incredible Photos of Calif. Wildfires From Space

    NASA Astronaut Randy Bresnik was asked on twitter if he could see the California wildfires from space. He shared these incredible photos.

  • 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...

  • Mexico August 10, 2017 8:45 am

    Cruise Ship Carries Dead Humpback Whale Into Alaska Port

    A cruise ship reached an Alaska port with a surprise on its bow: the carcass of a humpback whale. The Grand Princess, a 949-foot (290-meter) ship in the Princess Cruises fleet, on Wednesday morning pulled into Ketchikan with the marine mammal lodged on its submerged, bulbous bow, a device designed to avoid wave-making. Princess spokesman Brian O’Connor said the company...

  • food July 7, 2017 9:21 pm

    Rx for Orphan Walrus Calf: Touch, Massage, Cuddle, Repeat

    Everybody needs a shoulder to lean on now and then. A walrus calf at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska, is getting one 24 hours a day....
    Trained staff members, working in pairs, are touching, massaging and cuddling a calf all day and all night as part of its recuperation. The calf, estimated to be about 6 weeks old, was...

  • California March 17, 2017 7:09 pm

    Alaska Sea Lion Study Gets Help From Crowdsource Volunteers

    A federal wildlife agency studying the Steller sea lion decline in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands is looking for help from citizen scientists. Volunteers don’t need raincoats or rubber boots to pitch in, just eyeballs and a computer screen. Fisheries researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration want them to sort through 500,000 images captured by 20 cameras at six remote...

  • DONALD TRUMP August 25, 2016 11:09 pm

    American University of Afghanistan in Kabul Will Reopen After Attack

    The nonprofit that supports the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul said the school would reopen following the attack that killed 14 people on Wednesday, NBC News reported. “AUAF is dedicated to its educational mission in service to Afghanistan and has no intention of giving into terror,” the Friends of the American University in Afghanistan said in a statement, using...

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