Catholic Social Services of Alaska said its refugee resettlement division is preparing to welcome 50 to 100 Afghans, beginning this month.
The number of such deaths last year was more than double the figure in 2013.
With the world currently on track to exceed 3 degrees Fahrenheit of warming by 2100, the medical journal editors are urging wealthier nations to lead by cutting emissions beyond what is currently promised.
An Alaska Air National Guard spokesperson says the Guard’s 176th Wing provided two C-17 cargo planes and four aircrews to help U.S. forces evacuate Americans and others from Afghanistan.
When Kyle Dixon’s sisters tell people their brother died of COVID-19, they’re often asked whether he had preexisting conditions or if he was overweight — as if he were to blame for his own death.
The festival will include a cultural summit, an Indigenous peoples’ forum, traditional sports competitions and a 43-mile boat crossing of the Bering Strait.
As the Earth heats up, rapidly intensifying major hurricanes like Ida are more likely to occur, scientists say.
An evolving policy set out in the Army’s Arctic Strategy issued earlier this year directs Alaska-based units to focus mainly on operating in and around the circumpolar north.
Flash flooding — when water rises very quickly and flows with enormous speed and power — is getting more common in many places as Earth heats up.
The Food and Drug Administration has formally approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. The widely anticipated decision replaces the emergency use authorization granted by the agency last December.