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Arctic climate researchers zoom in on plankton

Arctic climate researchers zoom in on planktonThey’re not recognizable like polar bears or whales. But phytoplankton are a key part of life in the Arctic -- and now, they're at the center of a new research effort to predict how the region will respond to climate change.

Shipping safety advocate criticizes arctic preparedness plans

Shipping safety advocate criticizes arctic preparedness plansA member of a group that formed after the Selendang Ayu ran aground a decade ago, is calling for more rescue tugs, monitoring and risk management measures in the Bering Strait and Unimak Pass.

New Coast Guard District 17 commander brings Arctic experience

New Coast Guard District 17 commander brings Arctic experienceNew District 17 commander Rear Adm. Dan Abel says he's ready to carry on the Coast Guard's Arctic mission

Juneau Jet Ski riders practice personal watercraft safety at Auke Lake

Juneau Jet Ski riders practice personal watercraft safety at Auke LakeA handful of Jet Ski riders took to Auke Lake this weekend as part of a boater safety workshop.

Boating deaths down in Alaska, nationwide

Boating deaths down in Alaska, nationwideThe U.S. Coast Guard says boating fatalities are down in Alaska and nationwide.

Freighter crew searching for missing crewmember

53-year old man disappeared from M/V Malto Hope in North Pacific

Arctic may not be that busy, report says

Arctic may not be that busy, report saysA recent government report suggests less ice may not mean more ships in the Arctic.

Coast Guard says its increased Arctic presence will have ‘no significant’ environmental impact

Coast Guard says its increased Arctic presence will have ‘no significant’ environmental impactAs the U.S. Coast Guard plans for an increased presence in the Arctic, its taking stock of what its environmental impact will be in the years to come.

Coast Guard conducts long-range medevac off Unalaska

Coast Guard conducts long-range medevac off UnalaskaThe Coast Guard sent three aircraft on a long-range rescue for a mariner aboard a container ship near Unalaska Monday.

Investigation attributes USGC death to faulty equipment, work practices

Investigation attributes USGC death to faulty equipment, work practicesAccording to a review board, faulty equipment and work practices of the cutter Waesche put Petty Officer Travis Obendorf in harm’s way.