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Alaska Tsunami Warning Center gets new name

Alaska Tsunami Warning Center gets new name

Yesterday was the last day that the tsunami warning center in Palmer, Alaska will be the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center.

Photo: Thousands of Walruses haul out near Point Lay

Photo: Thousands of Walruses haul out near Point Lay

NOAA researchers recently captured this amazing photo of thousands of walruses on a beach in the Chukchi Sea.

Scientists Find Sea Louse Has Tidal ‘Body Clock’

Scientists Find Sea Louse Has Tidal ‘Body Clock’

One thing you can say about the diminutive speckled sea louse: it’s always on time.

It’s Clear Humans Are Changing World’s Climate, Panel Says

It’s Clear Humans Are Changing World’s Climate, Panel Says

Declaring that “human influence on the climate system is clear,” a U.N.-assembled panel of scientists reported Friday that “it is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century.”

Dead humpback whale examined near Kake

Dead humpback whale examined near Kake

An adult female humpback whale was found dead near the Southeast community of Kake earlier this month.

New Private Spacecraft Set For Mission To Resupply Space Station

New Private Spacecraft Set For Mission To Resupply Space Station

The SpaceX Dragon may have gotten there first, but Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus spacecraft is set to become the second private robotic ship to dock with the International Space Station after a Wednesday launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Break for weather, maintenence, but search continues for missing plane

47-year old Alan Foster was at the controls of the Piper PA-32 when it disappeared near Yakutat

Thalattosaur fossil discovered near Kake may be a new species

Thalattosaur fossil discovered near Kake may be a new species

The fossil of a Thalattosaur discovered near Kake two years ago is a complete specimen, the first to be found in the western hemisphere. Scientists speculate it could be a new species of the prehistoric marine reptile.

AVTEC will offer nation’s first ice navigation course

AVTEC will offer nation’s first ice navigation course

In 2016, new International Marine Organization certification standards will kick in for Arctic ship operators.

Voyager Has Left The Solar System (This Time For Real!)

Voyager Has Left The Solar System (This Time For Real!)

Yes, the planetary probe Voyager 1, launched in the era of Jimmy Carter and bell-bottoms, has finally left the room, so to speak, years after completing its primary mission.