Alaska


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.

 

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

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