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.
Two major earthquakes last year raised red flags for seismically-active parts of North America. Some of the damage in Japan and New Zealand resulted from … more
The $20-million National Science Foundation grant will allow the University of Alaska Fairbanks to hire eight new scientists to study how Alaska communities in three different regions are adapting to changing environments.
Maritime Museum of British Columbia has a Facebook page devoted to debris that has washed ashore.
The Beluga calf, one of the first rescued baby Beluga whales in the country, has died.
Beginning in Ketchikan, five scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hit 36 sites, looking for debris from the March 2011 tsunami that hit Japan.
Anchorage is one of the few North American cities that depend on a glacier for most of their drinking water, but how long will the supply last?
The Juneau Icefield Research Program is entering the blogosphere.