NOAA’s Barrow Atmospheric Baseline Observatory got a big upgrade enabling more science at a time when climate-change conditions are getting worse.
The whale spotted last month was may have been a Baird’s beaked whale, but it hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Nearly six tons of marine debris collected from a remote island were offloaded in Ketchikan last week.
The vast majority of confirmed whale entanglements involved humpback whales.
Tourist season is beginning in Southeast Alaska, which likely means around a half million people will be hoping to see whales.
With time running out to head off the worst damage from climate change, the United States government is starting to quantify the cost of inaction – for taxpayers.
Early in the task force’s process, frustrations are already simmering about who’s in the loop.
Rainfall reports for some states are 50 years old, which means they don’t reflect how the climate has already changed in recent decades.
Scientists also discussed the impacts of climate change on Native life in the Arctic.
Like chinook salmon, NOAA researchers observed chum salmon almost exclusively near Alaska’s shores.