USGS biologist Sarah Schoen said the project started about five years ago when a major heat wave, known as “the blob,” hit the ocean. Around the same time, there was a die-off of an estimated million common murres — a northern seabird — from Alaska down to California.
Industry experts say the timing for kelp farming fits well between pollock or salmon seasons.
Sophia Tetoff is the first Alaska Native student buried at the former Carlisle school in Pennsylvania to return to Alaska. Tetoff’s relative, and other advocates, hope her story inspires others to seek the return of their ancestors.
Providers in rural Alaska have been pushing to store blood supplies closer to the communities they serve.
The majority of the ships cancelled because of coronavirus concerns.
Traditional medical training for professionals like family practitioners doesn’t necessarily cover emergencies that rural health care personnel may have to address in the field or a small clinic when there isn’t a hospital nearby.
Alaska has made up a growing share of the country’s crashes involving small commercial aircraft, according to an investigation by KUCB and ProPublica.
GCI is partnering with a Matanuska Valley surveying company to chart the subsea floor along an 860-mile route from Kodiak to the Aleutians.
For years, a small American flag was all that marked the grave of George Fox. Now, his resting place will finally be recognized.
In total, U.S. fishermen landed 9.3 billion pounds of seafood valued at $5.5 billion in 2019. Sixty percent was caught in Alaska.