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Five nations tentatively agree to arctic fishing ban

Five nations tentatively agree to arctic fishing banThe United States and four other Arctic nations have tentatively agreed to prevent commercial fishing in the high Arctic.

Thorne Bay official tired of wireless outages

Thorne Bay official tired of wireless outagesThe City of Thorne Bay experienced a day-long wireless Internet and cell service outage last week. Apparently, that’s not a rare event in that small Prince of Wales Island community.

Should humpbacks lose endangered status?

Should humpbacks lose endangered status?State officials want the federal government to remove some protections for Southeast and Southcentral humpback whales. But a noted researcher says it’s too early to do that.

Strong deep-sea quake rattles Unalaska

Strong deep-sea quake rattles UnalaskaA 6.1 magnitude quake coming from unusually deep underwater shook Nikolski and Unalaska around noon last Wednesday.

Robot Swarm: A Flock Of Drones That Fly Autonomously

Robot Swarm: A Flock Of Drones That Fly AutonomouslyCan drones, the small unmanned aircraft that are at the forefront of fields from warfare to commercial delivery systems, fly without human intervention? A team of Hungarian researchers answers yes, having created 10 drones that self-organize as they move through the air.

Final Friday marks last public day for Alaska State Museum

Final Friday marks last public day for Alaska State MuseumAfter 47 years of operation, downtown Juneau facility closing to make way for SLAM

Killers Were Tiny, Victims Were Huge At Chile’s Whale Graveyard

Killers Were Tiny, Victims Were Huge At Chile’s Whale GraveyardSince construction workers discovered dozens of fossils along a highway in Chile in 2011, one question has preoccupied researchers: What killed the whales, seals and other creatures that ended up there more than 5 million years ago?

Glacier Bay’s bears a remnant of the ice age

Glacier Bay’s bears a remnant of the ice ageMuch of the focus on bears is on population management for hunting. But one scientist is studying bears for their sake and not ours.

Glacier Bay landslide excites scientists

Glacier Bay landslide excites scientistsA massive landslide in Glacier Bay National Park more than a week ago is exciting scientists around the world for the way it was the detected, the images of the slide and the sheer magnitude of it.

Political solution sought for China geoduck ban

Political solution sought for China geoduck banThe ban has been in place since mid-December, when Chinese officials claimed they found high toxin and arsenic levels in geoducks from Washington State and from dive areas around Ketchikan.