Aleutians

In Bristol Bay, spring means salmon — and thousands of fishermen from coronavirus hot spots

A remote fishing region will soon be flooded with seasonal workers. The hospital is equipped for only four COVID-19 patients and its chief operating officer is out of a job after emailing a coronavirus conspiracy meme. Welcome to Dillingham, Alaska.

Dozens of Alaska villages to lose air service as Ravn announces huge cuts

Alaska’s largest rural air carrier, RavnAir Group, says it’s cutting its service by 90% amid a coronavirus-driven crash in revenue — a move that could leave dozens of rural villages with deeply diminished air service.

A second ‘Blob’ marine heat wave has disappeared, but the warming trend will continue, scientists say

The first “Blob” decimated fisheries, caused a mass seabird die-off and spurred toxic algal blooms up and down the coast. As Alaska braced for the second heat wave, it disappeared — at least for now.

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