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Whales..Thirty dead whales ....And no one knows why

Everything dies. It's inevitable. Plants and animals die, stars die, even humans will go extinct someday. So of course, whales are going to die. It's [...]

Effort stepped up on ocean acidification education

Two environmental groups plan to put their new kiosk on the road to coastal communities in coming years to teach people of all ages about causes and [...]

Local response to Canadian transboundary mines ramps up

Vice Mayor Cindi Lagoudakis attended an invitation-only meeting in Juneau to discuss transboundary mines last week. The meeting was organized by [...]

Local investors give shipyard a lift

Against jagged mountaintops and towers of shipping containers, the Megan Victoria rose like a leviathan out of the Prince William Sound. On her ascent [...]

Salmon harvest rises amidst uncertain markets

Commercial salmon harvests statewide approached 236 million fish through Aug. 25, with over 100 million of those harvested caught in Prince William [...]

AMHS announces winter 2015-16 schedule

Alaska Marine Highway officials have released the 2015-16 winter schedule and are taking reservations at 1-800-642-0066, or by visiting ferry terminal [...]

Marine corrosion course set for Kodiak

Kodiak College will offer a four-day corrosion certification course Oct. 6-9, taught by Kevin Ritz, for students with a minimum of three to five years [...]

Northern Dynasty announces plans to raise $20 million

Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., the Canadian mineral exploration and development company whose principal asset is the Pebble project in Southwest [...]

Juneau chefs awe New Orleans cook-off judges

Chef Beau Schooler and sous chef Travis Hotch of the Rookery Café in Juneau wowed the judges at the 12th Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off in New [...]

ARCTIC DRILLING- Shell exploration approved for one well

Federal environmental officials have approved a permit that allows Royal Dutch Shell to begin drilling into oil-bearing zones of the Chukchi Sea, now [...]

Natural flair

On a Thursday afternoon, Nancy Taylor Stonington was outside sketching the buildings by Copper River Seafood. She brought no easel—just a large sketch [...]

Risk potential disclosure sought for offshore drilling

In the wake of a federal decision to allow Royal Dutch Shell to drill for oil off of Alaska, 12 senators are asking the U.S. Securities and Exchange [...]

Complex mitigation issues are field hearing topic

Federal law written to protect streams and wetlands that are the foundation of the nation's water resources were at the core of discussion Aug. 17 [...]

Grounded vessel refloated in Prince William Sound

The Coast Guard responded to a 111-foot fishing vessel aground in Prince William Sound, Friday, August 14, 2015. According to USCG, at approximately [...]

Peratrovich proposed for new $10 bill

Tlingit civil rights activist Elizabeth Peratrovich, cited by Gov. Bill Walker as "a true hero of American democracy", has been nominated by [...]

Poll: Alaskans support sales tax to ease budget dilemma

Most Alaskans would support a statewide sales tax, a cap on the amount of Permanent Fund dividends, and use of some Permanent Fund earnings for public [...]

The words of the people

A group of two dozen people stood in silence, clustered close around the dinner table, their hands forming a large circle, their eyes on Mona Curry, [...]

Canadians sickened by eating raw oysters

Canadian health officials said Aug. 13 that they are investigating 67 cases of vibrio parahaemolyticus infections in British Columbia and Alberta, the [...]

Survey of endangered North Pacific right whale begins

NOAA Fisheries scientists are embarked on a month long research survey to try to locate rare North Pacific right whales in the Gulf of Alaska, where [...]

USCG responds to vessel aground in PWS

The Coast Guard responded to an 87-foot fishing vessel aground in Prince William Sound, Monday, August 11, 2015. At approximately 4:00 a.m. Monday, [...]