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Tongass fire warning rescinded

Tongass fire warning rescindedThe risk of fires in Southeast’s Tongass National Forest has dropped.

Panel discussion addresses effects of British Columbia mines

Panel discussion addresses effects of British Columbia minesThe Western Mining Action Network held a discussion on the development of large mines in British Columbia that could impact the Taku, Stikine and Unuk rivers.

Libertarian Party sees opportunity in GOP fractures

Libertarian Party sees opportunity in GOP fracturesThe state’s Libertarian Party is not so big. Its membership has hovered around 7,000 voters since the Division of Elections began tracking their registration in the late 1990s.

USDA awards $5.6M in energy grants

USDA awards $5.6M in energy grantsSeveral Western Alaska communities could see lower energy costs after federal grants have been distributed.

Murkowski introduces legislation to continue funding Native language programs

Murkowski introduces legislation to continue funding Native language programsAlaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson introduce the 2014 Native American Languages Reauthorization Act

Update: Forest Service concerns fade as waterfalls disappear

Update: Forest Service concerns fade as waterfalls disappearHikers and kayakers should still be cautious

National Weather Service Issues El Niño Watch

National Weather Service Issues El Niño WatchThe Climate Prediction Center says there is now a 65 percent likelihood of an El Niño developing this summer.

Arctic may not be that busy, report says

Arctic may not be that busy, report saysA recent government report suggests less ice may not mean more ships in the Arctic.

National Science Foundation to deploy seismic sensors in Alaska

National Science Foundation to deploy seismic sensors in AlaskaScientific study of Alaska earthquakes is beginning to ramp up significantly as the NSF deploys a new network of seismic sensors this summer.

Forest Service extends fire warning to all of Southeast

Forest Service extends fire warning to all of SoutheastA fire warning issued last week for parts of northern Southeast has been expanded to the whole region.