As temperatures rise, Arctic ice is retreating, making trips through the Northwest passage – from Alaska to Maine – a new summer reality. But until now, mariners navigating Arctic ice have had limited formal training. A professor at Maine Maritime Academy is working to change that.Read More
For a small group of students at Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College in Homer, rebuilding skeletons is all in a day’s work. This fall, they assembled a baby orca skeleton as part of an eight-week class.Read More
Petersburg Mayor Mark Jensen will attend an international conference on the arctic in Norway. The conference will address questions regarding climate change and its impacts on oceans and fisheries.Read More
According to Musselwhite, many other states have similar dangerous dog microchipping requirements. In California, New York and several western European countries, microchips are required for all dogs.Read More
The case is described as the first of its kind: A 14-year-old girl with cancer asked a court to grant her last wish, that her body be preserved in case future technology allows her to be revived.Read More
For the first time ever, you can find all the characters for the 20 recognized Alaska Native languages in one place: a keyboard, downloaded right onto your iPhone. An app called Chert pulls in all the characters you need to spell out words in Yupik, Iñupiaq, Tlingit and more.Read More
Fairbanks state Representative David Guttenberg has a plan for improving internet service in rural areas of the state.
A bill Guttenberg is sponsoring would create … more