A new study is adding another dimension to the sea otter debate. The research shows the marine mammals help reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, a major contributor to climate change.
The Alaska Marine Highway has a new logo. The blue-and-white “retro” image includes a ferry surrounded by a circle with the system’s name, plus an orange anniversary banner.
New federal air-pollution restrictions will affect cruise and some other vessels sailing Alaska waters.
But they will not impact state ferries.
A Juneau photographer has donated a large collection of his father’s work to a Southeast Alaska cultural group. The archive documents the career of Amos Wallace, a nationally known Tlingit carver. It will be used to teach a new generation of artists about traditional – and more recent – techniques.
Many communities in Southeast Alaska have seen population declines for a decade or more, but there appears to be a turnaround.
Five NOAA scientists are scouting Southeast Alaska beaches for debris from last year’s Japanese tsunami.
The latest reapportionment plan makes no changes to Southeast Alaska election district boundaries. But parts of that plan will likely be altered because it does not meet federal requirements protecting minority voting strength.
The state’s Marine Transportation Advisory Board has added its voice to a legislative citation commending the Alaska Marine Highway System.
Activists across Alaska are organizing to protect local watersheds. They met last week in Juneau to compare notes and make plans for future efforts.
The House Resources Committee has approved a scaled-back measure aimed at increasing sea otter harvests. It’s a significant change for the resolution authored by Wrangell Representative Peggy Wilson.