New study says global models sharply underestimate permafrost emissions

by Nat Herz, Alaska's Energy Desk
- Some scientists said the study, published in the journal Nature Communications, underscores the limitations and uncertainties of climate modeling – and how policymakers might need to take more aggressive steps if they want to keep global temperatures under control.

Cyber-security firm says Alaska was targeted by Chinese cyber spies

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Report details state, private companies that were targeted.

Cash from Congress will boost Alaska-based system that protects planes from volcanic ash

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A $12 million budget boost from Congress will help modernize the instruments that protect transcontinental jet planes from threats posed by volcanic ash.

In Utqiaġvik, a growing erosion problem may soon outpace local efforts to slow it

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"We know that the berm isn’t the long-term solution," said Scott Evans with the North Slope Borough. "But that’s what we have the ability to do right now. So that’s what we’re continuing to do because we know it’s slowing everything…

The mysterious case of Alaska’s strange sockeye salmon returns this year

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From exceptionally strong to exceptionally weak runs, sockeye salmon leave scientists scratching their heads this year in Alaska.

Donlin Mine nabs two major permits at Army Corps signing

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The Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Land Management gave the proposed Donlin mine two permits along with their joint record of decision during a signing ceremony on Monday.