Stories tagged: alaska
Tue., June 27, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
Alaska volcano sends up ash cloud from Aleutian Islands
A 14-minute eruption by an Alaska volcano sent an ash cloud to 30,000 feet in the Aleutian Islands.
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 8:41 p.m.
Bear in fatal Alaska mauling killed
Alaska wildlife officials say a black bear believed to have mauled a 16-year-old to death during a weekend mountain race has been shot and killed along with three other black …
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Black bears kill two in Alaska, including teen in race
Authorities say a black bear killed a 16-year-old runner while he was competing in an Alaska race on Sunday.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Faster-moving sea ice forces polar bears to use more energy
Rapid global warming has sped up the movement of sea ice off Alaska’s coasts, and already at-risk polar bears are paying a price, a new U.S. study says.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Body of Washington commercial fisherman recovered near Alaska port
The body of a Washington state commercial fisherman was recovered from waters off Cordova, Alaska, after his boat was spotted driving in circles.
Mon., May 22, 2017, 5:13 p.m.
Prosecutor: Bullet meant for suicide killed girlfriend
Alaska authorities found one shell casing after a man tried to shoot and kill himself but the bullet passed through his head and took the life of his girlfriend, a …
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 8:12 p.m.
Oil company watches over pregnant polar bear under bridge
A pregnant polar bear seeking to dig her maternity den chose an unlikely spot: a snow drift along a bridge leading to an artificial production island off the north coast …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 12:56 p.m.
Alaska owner plans to resurrect strip club boat for summer
An Alaska man is resurrecting a strip club he operated on board his converted crab boat before he was convicted on waste disposal charges involving the vessel.
Sun., May 14, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Expedition Alaska: Racers, crew and filmmakers took risks in adventure race
Using maps, compasses and vague directions, 20 teams of four endurance athletes tackled 300-plus miles of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula in the 2015 Expedition Alaska adventure race. They traveled by foot, …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
Tillerson says U.S. won’t be rushed on climate change policies
Arctic nations have renewed calls for the world to address climate warming, but U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States will not rush to make a decision …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 7:52 p.m.
Alaska lawmaker censured over abortion comment
The Alaska House voted Wednesday to censure a Republican member over comments he made suggesting there are women in Alaska who try to get pregnant to get a “free trip …
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Researchers seek better ways to farm sablefish, a popular Pacific fish
At a federal marine research station near Seattle, scientists are studying sablefish genetics and investigating ways to make it easier and more efficient to commercially grow the fish.
Sat., May 6, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
Earthquake hits part of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands chain
The Alaska Earthquake Center reports that a magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit part of the Aleutian Islands chain.
Mon., May 1, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Quake near Canada border jolts Yukon, southeast Alaska
A major earthquake in northwest British Columbia shook up communities in nearby Alaska and Yukon Territory but caused no apparent damage.
Mon., May 1, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
Magnitude-6.3 aftershock shakes Canada, Alaska
The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.3 aftershock has shaken the corner of British Columbia, near the boundary with Alaska, nearly two hours after a magnitude-6.2 earthquake hit the same …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
Pilot, company culture blamed for 2015 Alaska plane crash that killed nine
Pilot error, an air company’s culture and its lack of a formal safety program were behind a fatal crash that killed nine people two years ago on sightseeing flight in …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Seattle-based seafood processor, EPA settle on Alaska clean air violations
A Seattle-based seafood processing company operating in Alaska will be assessed a $1.3 million civil penalty for violating clean air rules under a proposed settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection …
UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
McNeil River bear expert learned to trust grizzly bears
Larry Aumiller spent 40 years trying to come to terms with the expression on the Boone and Crockett Club’s bear statue. “Those bears can be aggressive,” Aumiller said. “But that’s …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 11:17 a.m.
U.S. intercepts 2 Russian bombers off Alaska’s coast
The U.S. military says it intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off Alaska’s coast.
Sun., April 16, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
Workers relieve pressure on leaking Alaska oil well
Federal and state workers have reduced the amount of pressure in an oil well that is misting natural gas on Alaska’s frozen North Slope, officials said Sunday.
Sat., April 15, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
Alaska oil well leaking gas in northern part of state
A federal official says crews in Alaska are ready to shut down an oil well that is misting natural gas on the frozen North Slope, but officials say it’s too …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
BP trying to get leaking oil well under control on Alaska’s North Slope
A BP oil and gas production well in Alaska’s North Slope blew out Friday morning, and on Saturday afternoon, the well was still not under control as responders fought subfreezing …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Alaska oil pipeline leak stopped, threat to wildlife unclear
The flow of oil from an underwater pipeline leak discovered in Alaska’s southern Cook Inlet over the weekend has been stopped, but it’s unclear how much crude poured into the …
UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 6:44 p.m.
Oil leak discovered by workers in Alaska’s Cook Inlet
An oil leak was discovered in Alaska’s Cook Inlet on Saturday, causing a major oil and gas producer to shut down two of its platforms there, officials say.
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 9:51 p.m.
Immigration agents round up 84 in Alaska, Washington, Oregon
Immigration agents rounded up 84 people – including 60 with criminal records – during a three-day operation in Washington, Oregon and Alaska, authorities said Thursday.
UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 2:25 p.m.
Owner of leaking Alaska pipeline to halt natural gas flow
The governor of Alaska says the owner of an underwater pipeline leaking processed natural gas will temporarily shut down gas production that feeds into the line.
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Naturalist shares ways to use healing power of the forest
Mother Nature’s medicine cabinet is wide open – you just have to know where to look.
Sun., March 12, 2017
Parker: Bear and wolf proposal is unconscionable
Senators should vote to leave the protective rule in place – not only to protect our wildlife from politicians’ predatory practices but also to reassure Americans that the chamber still …
Sat., March 11, 2017, 11:42 a.m.
Eskimo village aims to serve up reindeer meat far and wide
A remote Eskimo village on a tundra-covered island in western Alaska is hoping to counter its steep unemployment rate and achieve greater self-sufficiency through one of its few resources: reindeer …
UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 10:15 a.m.
Company claims largest U.S. onshore oil discovery in 30 years
Spanish energy company Repsol says an oil reserve of 1.2 billion barrels has been identified in Alaska’s North Slope, which the company is the largest onshore discovery in the United …