A magnitude 7.9 earthquake early Tuesday is what is known as a strike-slip, or when two large blocks move side-to-side instead of up-and-down. That, and it’s distance from shore may explain why tsunami waves were so small.
66 degrees at the Annette Island Airport on Sunday, January 14 is the state record for a high temperature anywhere in Alaska in the month of January.
As snow and sea ice melt in the Arctic it creates a feedback loop that enhances global warming called polar amplification.
A federal agency today said a permit application Pebble filed in late December is complete. It’s a highly technical document with details on what the controversial mine in Southwest Alaska could look like. But so far, nothing in the application is changing opponents’ minds.
2017 was the 13th warmest year on record in Alaska.
The draft plan includes the Arctic, but also waters where Alaskans haven’t contemplated oil development for many years, if ever.
December has been remarkably warm across Alaska.
Alaska is likely to stay warm this month, while much of the Lower 48 experiences a cold snap. The culprit is a feature of the jet stream called a Rossby wave.
Ice in the Chukchi Sea is at a record low for this time of year, by a wide margin.
When the river takes the first houses, the village could start to scatter. And Newtok’s blend of the modern and traditional could erode away with the land.