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Alaska’s Coastal Permafrost Is More Vulnerable Than We Thought

Scientists have long assumed that a thick, solid mass of permafrost underpins all of Alaska like the sturdy foundation of a house, stretching from the…

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Anchorage names first woman, openly LGBTQ politician as acting mayor

Alaska’s largest city made history last week when the city’s assembly voted to install Austin Quinn-Davidson as the city’s acting mayor, making her the first woman and member…

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7.5 magnitude earthquake near Alaska triggers tsunami warning

The National Weather Service issued a tsunami warning for the Pacific coasts from Kennedy Entrance, Alaska, to Unimak Pass, Alaska. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/7-5-magnitude-earthquake-near-alaska-triggers-tsunami-warning-n1243944 Droolin’ Dog sniffed…

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Anchorage chooses 1st woman, openly gay acting mayor

Austin Quinn-Davidson will serve as acting mayor of Anchorage, Alaska, after the outgoing mayor resigned over an “inappropriate” relationship with a reporter. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/anchorage-chooses-1st-woman-openly-gay-acting-mayor-n1243866 Droolin’…

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Alaska’s new climate threat: tsunamis linked to melting permafrost

Scientists are warning of a link between rapid warming and landslides that could threaten towns and tourist attractions In Alaska and other high, cold places…

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Alaska Supreme Court affirms ruling eliminating ballot witness requirement

Alaska’s Supreme Court affirmed a ruling on Monday by a lower state court that threw out a requirement for Alaskans planning to vote by mail to have…

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All Hail 747, Your Hefty Fat Bear Champion of 2020

There can only be one true winner of Fat Bear Week. I’m pleased to announce 2020’s beefiest bear is 747. Read more… Source: https://earther.gizmodo.com/all-hail-747-your-hefty-fat-bear-champion-of-2020-1845287577 Droolin’…

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Fat Bear Week Is Finally Here

The most wonderful time of the year is truly here. On Wednesday, Katmai National Park and Preserve’s annual Fat Bear Week will officially kick off—a…

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Brown bear breaks into the Alaska Zoo, kills popular alpaca

Officials say a wild brown bear broke into the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage and killed Caesar, a popular male alpaca Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/brown-bear-breaks-alaska-zoo-kills-popular-alpaca-brown-bear-brown-bear-bear-anchorage-ap-b561658.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed…

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Bering Sea Ice Hasn’t Been This Low in at Least 5,500 Years

The Arctic has seen some weird happenings as the climate crisis reshapes the region, but among the most dramatic was what happened in winter 2018…

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Alaska mine ‘cannot be permitted,’ Trump administration rules in major reversal

The Trump administration threw up major hurdles for a planned copper and gold mine in Alaska on Monday, a move that could kill the project…

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Companies May Not Even Want to Drill in the Arctic

On Monday, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt approved the first-ever oil and gas leasing program for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, opening up 1.56 million acres of…

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US approves oil, gas leasing plan for Alaska Wildlife refuge

The Department of the Interior has approved an oil and gas leasing program within Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Source: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/us-approves-oil-gas-leasing-plan-alaska-wildlife-72418255 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out…

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Baby born on an airplane over Alaska named ‘Sky’ by mom

A baby boy born on an airplane that was taking mom to a hospital in Anchorage was named ‘Sky’ by mom. Chrystal Hicks was 35…

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Trump reverses Obama policy with huge Alaska goldmine despite outrage among environmental and indigenous groups

The mine requires 82 miles of road construction, a dredging port and will destroy nearly 2,300 acres of wetlands, but is expected to produce $500bn…

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The Oil Industry Threatens Alaskan Polar Bears in Their Dens

Pregnant polar bears enter dens when they give birth for up to eight months. The process makes bear moms super vulnerable—they fast, surviving off the…

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The volcano that caused famines in ancient Rome? It was in Alaska

Enlarge / The 10km-wide caldera on Alaska’s Unmak Island formed during the 43 BCE Okmok II eruption. (credit: Kerry Key (Columbia University, New York, NY))…

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A man feeding a remote Alaska town with a Costco card and a ship

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US fighter jets escort Russian aircraft away from Alaskan coastline

The two planes remained within international airspace during a four-hour flight on Monday Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-military-russian-norad-aircraft-alaska-a9395161.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with…

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Largest Bank in the US Will Stop Funding Fossil Fuel Extraction in the Arctic National Wildlife Refugee

The largest bank in the U.S. will no longer fund drilling in the Arctic, according to its newly released its environmental and social policy framework….

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Donald Trump Jr granted permit to hunt grizzly bears in Alaska

Despite Trump Jr’s high profile, the director of Alaskan wildlife conservation claims the win was ‘pure chance, luck of the draw’ Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/trump-jr-alaska-bear-hunting-anchorage-wildlife-a9352161.html Droolin’ Dog…

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