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Southwest, Southeast Alaska face highest risks from ocean acidification

Southwest, Southeast Alaska face highest risks from ocean acidificationCoastal communities in Alaska that depend on fisheries were warned Tuesday to prepare for the impacts of ocean acidification.

Southeast Alaska hydro facility transfer to SEAPA nearly done

Southeast Alaska hydro facility transfer to SEAPA nearly doneKetchikan-based Southeast Alaska Power Agency will take over running operations of Tyee Lake plant.

UA offers in-state tuition to some, bonus to Gamble

UA offers in-state tuition to some, bonus to GambleThe president of the University of Alaska has been offered a $320,000 bonus if he stays on the job until 2016.

Planning underway for Mendenhall Glacier visitor improvements

Planning underway for Mendenhall Glacier visitor improvementsProposed changes could highlight link between greenhouse gas emissions and retreating glacier at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

Is the Tongass key to slowing climate change?

Is the Tongass key to slowing climate change?The Tongass National Forest is in the crosshairs of environmental organizations again. Two large coalitions are pressuring the Obama administration to stop all old-growth logging, in part to fight climate change.

As budget deficit looms, Juneau Assembly eyes tax breaks

As budget deficit looms, Juneau Assembly eyes tax breaksWith another year of multimillion dollar budget deficits on the horizon, the Juneau Assembly is reviewing the city's 37 sales and property tax exemptions.

Why does Southeast Alaska have a daycare ‘crisis’?

Why does Southeast Alaska have a daycare ‘crisis’?Mention daycare to pretty much any parent in Southeast Alaska, and you’ll get an earful. It’s never been easy to find daycare in the region, but just recently, it’s gotten much worse.

Southeast crabbers hauling in big Dungeness catch

Southeast crabbers hauling in big Dungeness catchIt’s been a big summer season for commercial Dungeness crabbing in Southeast Alaska with a big harvest, a high price and a bump in crab boat numbers in the Panhandle.

Report finds Beaufort Sea oil spill response inadequate

Report finds Beaufort Sea oil spill response inadequateA report released today by the World Wildlife Fund in Canada finds the capacity for oil spill response in the Beaufort Sea is woefully inadequate, even as Canadian regulators consider relaxing safety standards for offshore exploration.

Update: Communications restored following earthquake caused disruption

Update: Communications restored following earthquake caused disruptionAn earthquake shook Southeast Alaska just before 3 a.m. Friday.