WATCH: Video leads to arrest in case of stolen mounted zebra head

2017-11-29 16:41

An Alaska woman came home to find out a thief broke into her home and stole clothing, jewellery, prescription drugs and the mounted head of a zebra she had on a wall.

Alaskan oil well leaking gas

2017-04-16 08:00

Crews in Alaska are trying to shut down an oil well that is leaking flammable, explosive gas on the frozen North Slope.

Alaska volcano erupts again

2017-01-28 16:01

The Alaska Volcano Observatory has raised the aviation warning level after a volcano in the Aleutian Islands erupted again.

Dead whale found on bow of cruise ship

2016-05-31 12:38

A cruise ship has arrived at an Alaska port carrying a dead whale on its bow and a veterinary pathologist is now trying to establish what killed it.

Authorities identify 9 victims in deadly Alaska plane crash

2015-06-27 21:28

A recovery crew has reached a remote site in southeast Alaska where a sightseeing plane crashed, killing all nine people aboard.

First vessel in Shell's Arctic drilling fleet heads for Alaska

2015-06-12 09:03

The first vessel in Royal Dutch Shell's Arctic drilling fleet has embarked from Washington State to Alaska ahead of its planned resumption of oil and gas exploration in the remote region this summer, the company says.

Shell will resume drilling off Alaska coast

2015-03-31 08:14

Shell will resume drilling off Alaska after suspending operations for two years in the wake of an accident, the special US envoy to the Arctic says, but gave no details as to when.

Bubbles from glacier ice turn up the noise in Alaska

2015-03-06 09:47

Glaciologist Erin Pettit began a research project to find out what humpback whales heard when a big piece of ice falls from a glacier and crashes into the ocean. But the sound generated by ice drifting in the water turned out to be just as interesting.

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.


New Alaska highway stripes are crooked, paint staining cars

2017-09-27 06:59

New yellow painted highway lines in Alaska's city of Ketchikan are crooked and city officials say the paint used by state transportation officials has stained cars

Taller shrubs may affect birds breeding on tundra

2017-03-04 21:00

A US federal study says more shrubs growing on Arctic tundra likely will have little effect on the abundance of most bird species.

2 moose found frozen near Alaska village

2016-11-19 21:40

Two moose have been discovered frozen in battle and encased in ice near a remote village on Alaska's unforgiving western coast.

Whale deaths off Alaska island remains a mystery

2015-07-28 09:31

Researchers may never solve the recent deaths of 18 endangered whales whose carcasses were found floating near Alaska's Kodiak Island, a scientist working on the case says.

Nine endangered fin whales found dead

2015-06-20 08:59

Researchers say nine endangered fin whales have been found dead in Alaskan waters and they're searching for clues to what might have killed them.

7 magnitude quake strikes offshore Alaska

2015-05-29 11:03

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 has struck off the southwest coast of Alaska, the US Geological Survey reported.

Alaska seeks pet protection in domestic violence cases

2015-03-18 18:47

The well-being of pets would be considered in divorce, domestic violence and other types of cases under a bill introduced in the Alaska legislature, lawmakers have said.

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.

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