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National Geographic remaps melting Arctic

National Geographic remaps melting ArcticArctic sea ice is rapidly shrinking, but National Geographic is only on its ninth edition of its Atlas of the World since 1963.

Lacking sea ice, seal pups populate Nome beaches

Lacking sea ice, seal pups populate Nome beachesSea ice broke up earlier this spring following a warm winter, and without ice to sunbathe on, the seal pups have been heading to the beaches.

Public comment begins for sea lion protections

Public comment begins for sea lion protectionsNOAA is opening public comment on a plan to relax Steller sea lion protections and allow more commercial fishing in the western Aleutian Islands.

Why do two major Alaska rivers flow north?

Why do two major Alaska rivers flow north?Alaska’s landscape has an unusual feature that allows us to enjoy cheap bananas in the Interior and other things that make life possible in the subarctic.

NOAA considers state’s petition to remove humpbacks from endangered list

NOAA considers state’s petition to remove humpbacks from endangered listThe state’s petition argues the threat of extinction for the North Pacific humpback whale is gone

Conservation groups seek protection for yellow cedar trees

Conservation groups seek protection for yellow cedar treesConservation groups are asking for endangered species protection for yellow cedar trees in Alaska.

City officials prepare for possible jökulhlaup

City officials prepare for possible jökulhlaupJuneau officials met Monday to plan their response to a possible glacial outburst flood in the area around Mendenhall Lake this summer

Update: 8.0M quake puts Aleutians on tsunami watch

Update: 8.0M quake puts Aleutians on tsunami watchA tsunami warning has been issued for parts of Alaska's Aleutian Island chain after a powerful earthquake.

Seismic flare-ups leave scientists searching for answers

Seismic flare-ups leave scientists searching for answersRecently, Alaska’s seen a flurry of volcanic eruptions and sizable earthquakes and it’s got scientists wondering how all the activity might be connected.

Obama administration shines spotlight on oceans

Obama administration shines spotlight on oceansPresident Obama announced he intends to vastly expand the Pacific Remote Islands marine sanctuary, putting a swath of the south-central Pacific off-limits to fishing and energy development.