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Akutan taking another look at geothermal power

Akutan taking another look at geothermal power

KUCB reported yesterday that a new study on the hot springs powered by Akutan Volcano could be the answer to Akutan’s power needs.

Sitka teacher wins national teaching award

Sitka teacher wins national teaching award

A Sitka educator has won a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science.

Medevacs face more competition, sicker patients

Medevacs face more competition, sicker patients

Medical evacuations are taking more and more Alaskans to in-state and Lower-48 critical-care facilities. But the medevac system is undergoing changes, with new aircraft, more competition and a shift in patients’ needs.

White Christmas likely for Juneau

White Christmas likely for Juneau

46% chance of Christmas snow, 58% chance of New Year’s Eve rain or snow

Ancient shoreline search boosts evidence of early human habitation

Ancient shoreline search boosts evidence of early human habitation

Scientists are finding more evidence that Southeast Alaska’s first residents arrived more than 10,000 years ago. It’s coming through a new method of locating early settlements.

Warming Arctic likely contributing to erratic worldwide weather

Warming Arctic likely contributing to erratic worldwide weather

It’s not proven, but the evidence is growing, the report’s chief author said, that a warming Arctic is making the jet stream waver more and delivering more erratic weather patterns to the Lower 48 states, Europe and Russia.

Study: Selective logging may help mitigate climate change

Study: Selective logging may help mitigate climate change

Dartmouth College research places economic value on timber through wood prices, carbon, and albedo from winter snow

Arctic Fibre reveals Alaska broadband plans

Arctic Fibre reveals Alaska broadband plans

In another sign of how climate change is transforming the Arctic, a Toronto-based company is planning to lay a fiber-optic cable through Canada’s Northwest Passage.

Subarctic lakes reportedly drying up at faster rates

Subarctic lakes reportedly drying up at faster rates

Research indicates that declining snowfall is contributing to desiccation of Yukon and Manitoba shallow lakes

Climate change could affect Southeast salmon habitat

Climate change could affect Southeast salmon habitat

Researchers suggest increased rainfall, temperatures could affect juvenile development, adult migration