Alaska


Shell to revive plans to drill in the Arctic

2015-01-30 08:36

Shell plans to resume drilling in Alaska this year even as it plans to cut spending by $15bn over the next three years because of the drop in oil prices.

Scientists find rare Ice Age foetus in Alaska

2014-11-12 10:36

Archaeologists working in Alaska's remote interior have discovered the burial site of an Ice Age infant and a late-term foetus believed to be the youngest remains found in the Americas.

Glacial melt mostly caused by man-made damage

2014-08-15 14:39

More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world's glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study says.

Watch: Plane nearly rams into whale

2014-07-17 07:38

A dramatic video of a sea plane just missing a surfacing humpback whale as it came in to land in Alaska has become a hit online, and the man who shot it says it was blind luck.

Famous Alaskan whale killed by ship

2014-07-14 11:04

Federal law enforcement officials are investigating after a 12m female whale well-known in the waters of southeast Alaska was killed in a collision with a boat.

Alaska humpback whales may lose endangered status

2014-06-26 14:28

Alaska's humpback whales are swimming a little closer to losing their status as an endangered species after being federally protected for more than 40 years.

25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

2014-03-20 16:20

25 years after Exxon Valdez spill scientist and researchers say that some damage has healed, but some effects still linger in Prince William Sound.

Anglo pulls out of Alaskan copper project

2013-09-16 12:16

Mining group Anglo American has withdrawn from the Pebble copper project in Alaska, one of the largest undeveloped copper deposits in the world.

Hundreds evacuated to escape wildfire

2013-07-08 21:20

About 600 people and many sled dogs have been evacuated as a massive wildfire threatened homes in communities around Alaska.

Alaska volcano continues to spew lava

2013-05-17 08:05

A remote Alaska volcano continues to erupt, spewing lava and ash clouds several hundred feet into the air, scientists say.

 

Polar bear numbers down 40% in Arctic

2014-11-19 12:02

Polar bears in the Arctic suffered sharp declines in the first decade of this century, losing about 40% of their population, according to US and Canadian scientists.

Baby skeletons hint at death rituals 11 500 years ago

2014-11-11 16:51

A pair of baby skeletons in Alaska, that are more than 11 500 years old are offering new hints about the death rituals of early people in North America, researchers say.

Rare find: A blue red king crab

2014-07-21 09:28

A rare blue-coloured red king crab was part of a fisherman's catch earlier this month in Nome, Alaska.

US Coast Guard busts sailboat out of Arctic ice

2014-07-15 17:09

The US Coast Guard has freed a Canadian sailboat that became trapped in Arctic ice off the north coast of Alaska.

Alaska bear crashes boy's birthday party

2014-06-27 11:36

Wildlife officials in Alaska's capital suspect a black bear might have literally crashed a child's birthday party before he was shot and killed inside a different home.

Magnitude-7.9 Alaska quake spawns small tsunami

2014-06-24 10:10

A strong earthquake near Alaska's Aleutian Islands has triggered a tsunami warning, but only small waves measuring several cenimetres hit coastal communities.

A 10 000 year Artic camp out

2014-02-28 22:37

Scientists believe that the ancestors of Native Americans hunkered down for about 10 000 years during a particularly frigid period of the Ice Age in a territory called the Bering Land Bridge

6.5 quake hits Alaska's Aleutian Islands

2013-09-04 08:00

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake has been was recorded in waters off Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands region, where a 7.0 quake hit just last week.

Senators urge Obama to block Alaska mine

2013-06-10 19:44

Five Senate Democrats are calling on US President Barack Obama to consider blocking construction of a copper mine in Alaska.

Mushers welcome rest at Alaska villages

2013-03-05 20:59

For mushers on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, the village checkpoints are not only a place to rest but it also gives them a chance to interact with someone other than their dogs.

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