Scientists with the American Geophysical Union say the oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is now disappearing at twice the pace of ice in the rest of the Arctic Ocean.
A new study on long-term environmental impacts of operation of Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.’s Valdez Marine Terminal and associated tanker traffic concludes that oil contamination in Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska is at an all-time low.
A collaborative group of Indigenous people, conservationists, scientists and sportsmen have launched an advertising campaign directed at oil companies who may be considering participating in wildlife refuge lease sale in Alaska to tell them “we’re watching.”
A dozen new research projects to better understand and predict harmful algal blooms and improve response to them are being funded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, including one to expand existing research by the Sitka Tribe of Alaska.
A new federal study led by NOAA Fisheries shows that Tanner crab are among the six commercial fisheries stocks most vulnerable to climate change in the Eastern Bering Sea.
More than 1,100 citizen scientists turned out in light rain in Anchorage on Saturday, Sept. 21 to help NOAA Fisheries and others concerned about endangered beluga whales to count them at 14 scientist-manned stations along Cook Inlet.
For the first time, studies have shown pervasive losses among birds across all habitats, including backyard birds, says ornithologist Ken Rosenberg.
Thousands of Short-tailed Shearwater seabirds have died in Alaska this summer of apparent starvation. They are likely victims of warming ocean temperatures that have impacted their ability to get enough food, say biologists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
A school of pink salmon swim upstream in a creek at Hartney Bay on the evening of July 22. Photo...
The Copper River Watershed Project has faced criticism for its use of herbicide against reed canary grass, an invasive plant that has appeared around Cordova.
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