Thousands of otters died after the Exxon Valdez oil tanker disgorged more than 10 million gallons of crude oil onto the Alaskan coast. Now, 4,277 sea otters swim in western Prince William Sound. Continue reading →
In the late 1800s, thousands of people left their homes and traveled to Alaska in hopes of finding gold. While most were extremely unsuccessful, about 4,000 were able to actually find gold. Laci presents a few of the most successful gold diggers.
You won't find the panoramas on Google Maps, but Alaska's Denali National Park has gotten the do-it-yourself Google Street View treatment.
Government scientists spy a massive walrus gathering in northwest Alaska. Continue reading →
In 1952, a C-124 Globemaster plane carrying 41 U.S. Air Force and Army men and 11 crew members crashed in Alaska's remote wilderness. Continue reading →
As sea ice shrinks, Alaska officials eye the commercial benefits of increased ship traffic through the Arctic. Continue reading →
Even in the Arctic, warmer summers create conditions where fires are more likely to ignite.
The deeper the burn the higher the carbon emissions.
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