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.
The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan has been watched closely by veterans of the 20-year war. That includes many based or formerly based in Alaska, which is said to have a higher percentage of veterans than any other state.
The melting has implications for people far from Greenland. The ice loss is helping drive sea level rise, threatening coastal communities around the world with flooding.
As the Taliban takes control again, Murkowski said she’s thinking about the gains lost and the many American soldiers killed in that country over the past two decades.
Smoke from the Siberian wildfires also stretched over 1,200 miles on Wednesday to reach all the way to Mongolia.
The Senate voted 69-30 Tuesday to approve a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, a historic piece of legislation that could reshape American lives for decades.
U.S. military service members in Alaska and worldwide will be required to get COVID-19 vaccines beginning next month.