July 2019 was the Bristol Bay region’s hottest month on record, and in some rivers, that heat was lethal.
Alaskans may remember a few years ago, when huge numbers of common murres, a type of northern seabird, were washing up dead onshore.
Strong winds and high tides caused the tugboat Lumberman to drag anchor and drift south, raising concerns that it could endanger private or public property.
Predation by booming killer whales populations are estimated to consume more adult Chinook salmon than taken by fisheries.
Despite the drop in temperatures this last-minute cold snap likely won’t change Alaska’s record-breaking climate forecast for the year.
This year is the first that the plant, now owned by Trident Seafoods, won’t be processing cod — and that’s because of climate change.
Strategists tell subcommittee members that Russia is increasing its control over the Northern Sea Route and becoming more aggressive with U.S. allies in the Arctic.
A proposed 15-member committee would advise Congress and the Transportation secretary, and give Alaskans and coastal residents a voice as the sea ice recedes and marine traffic increases.
The Arctic climate is rapidly and dramatically changing, with continued warming of the air, land and sea. That’s according to the 2019 Arctic Report Card from NOAA.
In an unprecedented response to historically low numbers of Pacific cod, the federal cod fishery in the Gulf of Alaska is closing for the 2020 season.