The Alaska Forum on the Environment held its 15th annual conference last week in Anchorage, bringing together people in business, rural and urban Alaska, science, and tribes.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture warns that big changes are in store for the nation’s forests as global warming increases wildfires and insect infestations, and generates more frequent floods and droughts.
Representatives vote 27 to 9 in favor of measure that allows mixing zones.
The Northern fur seals that breed on the Pribilof islands have been on the decline for decades, but a smaller colony just 200 miles away is thriving. A new study of these colonies is challenging scientists’ assumptions about what marine animals need from their environment — and how they get it.
The Parnell Administration wants to change another part of the 2006 cruise ship initiative. Bills introduced this session at the governor’s request would effectively allow more chemicals and minerals to be released into the water. Backers say the levels would still be safe
Federal and state wildlife officials have drafted a special rule that could allow the reintroduction of wood bison to Alaska.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is sending an airplane to Hawaii and Alaska to collect winter storm data for North America.
5.4 magnitude felt in the Panhandle on Monday. 3.7 and 4.7 felt in Anchorage area on Sunday.
Warning cancelled just before 2 a.m. after 7.5 magnitude quake. No significant waves were reported.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 7.5 quake struck at midnight Friday Alaska time and was centered about 60 miles west of Craig, Alaska.