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Study: Otters help combat global warming

Study: Otters help combat global warmingA 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.

Fuel rules won’t impact state ferries

Fuel rules won’t impact state ferriesNew federal air-pollution restrictions will affect cruise and some other vessels sailing Alaska waters. But they will not impact state ferries.

Famous carver Amos Wallace’s documents headed for public archive

Famous carver Amos Wallace’s documents headed for public archiveA 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.

Southeast Alaska shows population growth

Many communities in Southeast Alaska have seen population declines for a decade or more, but there appears to be a turnaround.

Scientists search Southeast beaches for tsunami debris

Five NOAA scientists are scouting Southeast Alaska beaches for debris from last year’s Japanese tsunami.

Redistricting plan changes skip Southeast

Redistricting plan changes skip SoutheastThe 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.

Rescues, service bring ferry system attention

Rescues, service bring ferry system attentionThe state’s Marine Transportation Advisory Board has added its voice to a legislative citation commending the Alaska Marine Highway System.

Alaska watershed groups plan more collaboration

Activists across Alaska are organizing to protect local watersheds. They met last week in Juneau to compare notes and make plans for future efforts.

Otter measure drops whole-pelt sales provision

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.
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