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  • November 29th, 1915 Nov 29, 2020
    The fine print reads: “Krause is five feet, ten inches in height, about forty-five years of age, heavy set, broad shoulders; walks with shoulders back, with short quick steps; has sandy hair, curly; bald in front, blue eyes, a heavy red mustache; may now be shaved. General sandy complexion, and is pale from confinement; weight […]
  • Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary: Nov. 28, 2020 Nov 29, 2020
    DHSS today announced two new deaths and 656 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska. 639 were residents in:  Anchorage (262),  Wasilla (91), Bethel Census Area (55), Fairbanks (37),  Palmer (29), Chugiak (16), Soldotna (16), Eagle River (13), Kenai (12), Kodiak (11), Nome (10), Kusilvak Census Area (8),  Juneau (7), North Pole (7), Sitka (7),  Utqiaġvik (7) Bethel (6), Kenai Peninsula Borough North (4), Sterling (4), Yukon-Koyukuk […]
  • Under Cover of Thanksgiving, Trump Administration Pushes to Relax Rules Protecting Birds Nov 28, 2020
    The proposal—which the administration admits would likely lead to more avian deaths—would let energy and other companies off the hook for “incidentally” killing birds.  Despite acknowledging that the move would lead to an increase in the 500 million to one billion birds that die each year in the United States due to human activity, the […]
  • November 28th, 1886 Nov 28, 2020
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  • Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary: Nov. 27, 2020 Nov 28, 2020
    DHSS today announced 735 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska. 724 were residents in: Wasilla (278), Anchorage (120), Palmer (80), Soldotna (36), Fairbanks (36), Kenai (27), Bethel Census Area (25), Eagle River (15), Chugiak (10), Homer (10), Bethel (8), Kenai Peninsula Borough North (7), Delta Juntion (6), North Pole (6), Sterling (6), Unknown locations (6), Utqiaġvik (5), […]
  • Alaska Earthquake Center receives USGS funding Nov 27, 2020
    The U.S. Geological Survey recently awarded the Alaska Earthquake Center a $2.85M one-year award to operate and strengthen Alaska’s earthquake monitoring system. The AEC at the University of Alaska’s Geophysical Institute has worked daily with the USGS on earthquake issues since the first MOU was signed in 1987. “The importance of this current award is […]
  • Inmate at Anchorage Correctional Dies following Four Day Stay at Hospital Nov 27, 2020
    On Wednesday morning, the Alaska Bureau of Investigation–Major Crimes Unit, was informed of an expected death of an inmate at the Anchorage Correctional Center. They were notified that 48-year-old William Olsen JR had been transported to a local hospital after experiencing a medical emergency at the complex on November 20th. After receiving treatment, it was […]
  • Tuesday’s Reka Drive Deceased Missing Persons Case now Deemed Homicide Nov 27, 2020
    Anchorage police say a call received just before midnight on November 24th prompted them to open a missing persons investigation that led them to an address on the  4200-block of Reka Drive. When they responded to that scene they discovered that the missing person was deceased.  “Officers made observations at the scene which has prompted […]
  • Trump Says He Will Leave White House If Electoral College Votes for Biden Nov 27, 2020
    “Constitutional law professor says it doesn’t matter what Trump says if the Electoral College votes for Biden.” While continuing to spread falsehoods about the election and complain that the contest was rigged against him—citing examples of supposed malfeasance that were summarily debunked by reporters in real time—President Donald Trump on Thursday said he intends leave the White […]
  • November 27th, 1918 Nov 27, 2020
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Alaska Earthquake Center receives USGS funding

Alaska Earthquake Center receives USGS funding

The U.S. Geological Survey recently awarded the Alaska Earthquake Center a $2.85M one-year award to operate and strengthen Alaska’s earthquake monitoring system. The AEC at the University of Alaska’s Geophysical Institute has worked daily with the USGS on earthquake issues since the first MOU was signed in 1987.…

Some good news from the thin ice

Some good news from the thin ice

Ice that floats on far-north oceans has been dwindling the last few years. Scientists have described the shrinking of this solar reflector — once bigger than Russia and now taking up less space than Australia — as a breakdown of the world’s refrigerator. But a group of researchers…

Sensors will sustain Alaska earthquake and weather data

Sensors will sustain Alaska earthquake and weather data

A new project will make it possible for scientists to better track a suite of phenomena in Alaska ranging from earthquakes to wildfires to sea ice. The five-year, $6.9 million project funded by the National Science Foundation will enhance measurements of Arctic change across western and northern Alaska.…

Late-Season Arctic Research Cruise Reveals Warm Ocean Temperatures, Active Ecosystem

Late-Season Arctic Research Cruise Reveals Warm Ocean Temperatures, Active Ecosystem

SOLOMONS, MD (November 11, 2020)–Arctic researchers Jacqueline Grebmeier and Lee Cooper have been visiting the Bering and Chukchi…

New Global Archive Logs Changes in Behavior of Arctic Animals

New Global Archive Logs Changes in Behavior of Arctic Animals

The Arctic’s dramatic changes — warmer winters, earlier springs, shrinking ice and more human development — are impacting…

Goodbye to a Raffish Glacier Scientist

Goodbye to a Raffish Glacier Scientist

  Will Harrison, who knew the world’s bumpy plains of ice as well as his old neighborhood in…

Steller Sea Lions and Mercury

Steller Sea Lions and Mercury

  Within their bulbous bodies, Steller sea lions of the western Aleutian Islands seem to carry more mercury…

Fireball in the Sky over Alaska

Fireball in the Sky over Alaska

  Katie Kangas operates a bed-and-breakfast in Ruby, Alaska. On the morning of October 15, she turned to…

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