What’s the most effective and economically feasible method of curbing water pollution from large tour ships?
A new study is adding another dimension to the sea otter debate. The research shows the marine mammals help reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, a major contributor to climate change.
Two cruise ships sailing Alaska waters have battled recent norovirus outbreaks. The highly-contagious illness causes vomiting, diarrhea and fevers, and can lead to dehydration.
The Alaska Marine Highway has a new logo. The blue-and-white “retro” image includes a ferry surrounded by a circle with the system’s name, plus an orange anniversary banner.
There are new developments in the battle over a popular fishing area near Sitka. The board of a closed college and a Native corporation have filed competing ownership claims.
Wrangell Representative Peggy Wilson knocked out two Ketchikan opponents to win the Republican nomination for the new House District 33.
A Southeast Alaska dance group performs this weekend (Aug. 18-19) at a major Southwest U.S. Native arts event. Other regional artists are also sharing Southeast Native culture and learning how to better market their art.
Officials from 10 federal agencies will meet Thursday (August 9th) with tribal leaders from northern Southeast Alaska. It’s one in a series of regional tribal collaboration gatherings.
Some Alaska communities are pushing back against a new requirement that ships sailing within 200 miles of the coast burn cleaner fuel. They say the rule, which goes into effect Wednesday, will hurt cruise traffic and increase shipping costs.
New federal air-pollution restrictions will affect cruise and some other vessels sailing Alaska waters.
But they will not impact state ferries.