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Dead walruses found on northwest beach

ANCHORAGE — Walrus carcasses were found last week on a northwest Alaska beach, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the deaths appear to… Continue reading

DOT map reveals impact of budget cuts on snow removal

The snow hasn’t yet started to fall, but when it does, the Alaska Department of Transportation has a new tool to tell you what to… Continue reading

Creating our own nice weather

It doesn’t rain every day in Juneau, but when we get into weather like we’ve had lately, it sure begins to seem like it does.… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2015
  • By GEOFF ROES

Sitka bulk water company looks to extend contract

SITKA — A company looking to export water in bulk from Alaska to dryer climates is looking to extend its contract with Sitka for the… Continue reading

Obama’s personal ties with Xi yield mixed policy results

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has invested more time building personal ties with Chinese President Xi Jinping than with most other world leaders. But as… Continue reading

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio becomes emotional as Pope Francis appears on the Speaker's Balcony on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 and waves to the waiting crowd below on the Capitol grounds. The pope addressed a joint meeting of Congress before stepping out on the balcony. Between the pope and Boehner is Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Pope, after historic talk to Congress, visits NYC

NEW YORK — Pope Francis plunged into the melting pot of New York after reminding the country of its immigrant origins in the first papal… Continue reading

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio becomes emotional as Pope Francis appears on the Speaker's Balcony on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 and waves to the waiting crowd below on the Capitol grounds. The pope addressed a joint meeting of Congress before stepping out on the balcony. Between the pope and Boehner is Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Owen Squires, 14, gets ready to bird. Squires and his mother, Marsha Squires, were the first to sight and ID a male hooded oriole in Juneau that has inspired birders to visit from as far as Fairbanks.

14-year-old IDs hooded oriole in Juneau

When 14-year-old Owen Squires first looked through a pair of binoculars and told his mother the bird she’d seen flitting around the Juneau Community Garden’s… Continue reading

Owen Squires, 14, gets ready to bird. Squires and his mother, Marsha Squires, were the first to sight and ID a male hooded oriole in Juneau that has inspired birders to visit from as far as Fairbanks.

Sitka bulk water company looks to extend contract

SITKA — A company looking to export water in bulk from Alaska to dryer climates is looking to extend its contract with Sitka for the… Continue reading

Writers Weir: Climate Haiku

Alaskan glaciersMelt villagers forced to leaveAfter thousands of Years the last vestigeOf polar ice floes southwardToward all of us. • Paul Wasserman is a former resident of… Continue reading

President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Pope Francis wave to the crowd on the South Lawn from the Truman Balcony of the White House Wednesday in Washington.

Papa! Pope stirs excitement in DC, calls for climate action

WASHINGTON — Cheered by jubilant crowds across the nation’s capital, Pope Francis forged common cause Wednesday with President Barack Obama on climate change, immigration and… Continue reading

President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Pope Francis wave to the crowd on the South Lawn from the Truman Balcony of the White House Wednesday in Washington.
In this 2013 photo released by the University of Alaska Museum of the North earth sciences curator Pat Druckenmiller digs for dinosaur bones along the Colville River near Nuiqsut, Alaska. Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have found a third distinct dinosaur species documented on Alaska's oil-rich North Slope. The new species is a type of hadrosaur, a duck-billed plant-eater. (Greg Erickson/UA Museum of the North via AP)

New dinosaur discovered

ANCHORAGE — Fossils from a unique plant-eating dinosaur found in the high Arctic of Alaska may change how scientists view dinosaur physiology, say Alaska and… Continue reading

In this 2013 photo released by the University of Alaska Museum of the North earth sciences curator Pat Druckenmiller digs for dinosaur bones along the Colville River near Nuiqsut, Alaska. Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have found a third distinct dinosaur species documented on Alaska's oil-rich North Slope. The new species is a type of hadrosaur, a duck-billed plant-eater. (Greg Erickson/UA Museum of the North via AP)

Meetings with Chinese leader bring agreement

SEATTLE — Leaders from Michigan to Beijing attended meetings Tuesday with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the U.S. and signed an agreement aimed at pushing… Continue reading

Clinton breaks Keystone silence, says she opposes pipeline

DES MOINES, Iowa — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she opposes construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, breaking her longstanding silence over a project criticized… Continue reading

In this 2014 photo released by the University of Alaska Museum of the North, a sample of frozen bone is seen after researchers excavated it from the Liscomb Bed in the Prince Creek Formation near Nuiqsut. Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have found a third distinct dinosaur species documented on Alaska's oil-rich North Slope. The new species is a type of hadrosaur, a duck-billed plant-eater.

New duck-billed dinosaur found in Alaska, researchers say

ANCHORAGE — Researchers have uncovered a new species of plant-eating dinosaur in Alaska, according to a report published Tuesday.The animal was a variety of hadrosaur,… Continue reading

In this 2014 photo released by the University of Alaska Museum of the North, a sample of frozen bone is seen after researchers excavated it from the Liscomb Bed in the Prince Creek Formation near Nuiqsut. Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have found a third distinct dinosaur species documented on Alaska's oil-rich North Slope. The new species is a type of hadrosaur, a duck-billed plant-eater.

Investigation opens in deaths of 25 walrus

ANCHORAGE — Federal prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into the deaths of 25 Pacific walrus found last week on an isolated northwest Alaska beach.The… Continue reading

Washington state to write new rule to limit carbon output

SEATTLE — The state Department of Ecology on Monday proposed capping greenhouse gases from the state’s 35 largest emitters, rolling out a new rule-making process… Continue reading

Study: Twice as much trash put in landfills than estimated

WASHINGTON — Americans are sending more than twice as much trash to landfills as the federal government has estimated, according to a new study.It turns… Continue reading

Investigation opens in deaths of 25 walrus on Alaska beach

ANCHORAGE — Federal prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into the deaths of 25 Pacific walrus found last week on an isolated northwest Alaska beach.The… Continue reading

Agency probes deaths of 25 walrus on coast

ANCHORAGE — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday it is investigating the deaths of 25 Pacific walrus found on an isolated northwest Alaska… Continue reading

File - In this July 25, 2015 file photo, the Royal Dutch Shell PLC icebreaker Fennica heads up the Willamette River under protesters hanging from the St. Johns Bridge on its way to Alaska in Portland, Ore.

Actors join campaign to draw attention to Arctic

ANCHORAGE — Critics of Arctic offshore petroleum drilling have used climbing gear, kayaks and polar bear costumes to protest industrial activity in the Arctic. They’re… Continue reading

File - In this July 25, 2015 file photo, the Royal Dutch Shell PLC icebreaker Fennica heads up the Willamette River under protesters hanging from the St. Johns Bridge on its way to Alaska in Portland, Ore.