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Alaskans find more dead seals along warming Arctic Sea

13 Jun 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska At least 60 dead seals have been discovered along beaches of the Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea in northwestern Alaska, and scientists are trying to determine what caused their deaths, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Wednesday.

U.S. biologists probe deaths of 70 emaciated gray whales

01 Jun 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska U.S. government biologists have launched a special investigation into the deaths of at least 70 gray whales washed ashore in recent months along the U.S. West Coast, from California to Alaska, many of them emaciated, officials said on Friday.

U.S. vows first oil lease sale in Alaska Arctic refuge this year

31 May 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska The U.S. Interior Department is determined to sell oil leases for the first time this year in the ecologically sensitive but presumably petroleum-rich coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a Trump administration official said on Thursday.

Alaska Native leaders seek U.S. attorney general's help to fight rural crime

30 May 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska U.S. Attorney General Robert Barr on Wednesday promised Alaska Native leaders he would work to strengthen law enforcement in the state's rural areas hit by alarmingly high rates of violent crime.

Yukon plane crash kills U.S. National Park Service safety officials

29 May 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Two top safety officials for the U.S. National Park Service in Alaska were killed in the Memorial Day crash of a single-engine airplane in Canada's Yukon territory, officials said on Tuesday.

Alaska energy lease sales draw meager interest: officials

23 May 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska A pair of oil and gas lease sales that offered nearly 10 million acres of state territory in southern Alaska drew only three bids, officials announced on Wednesday.

Pilot reports flash just before fatal mid-air Alaska plane collision

23 May 2019

ANCHORAGE The surviving pilot in last week's fatal mid-air plane collision in Alaska saw a flash just before the two planes collided with a "large, loud impact," according to a National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report issued on Wednesday.

Alaska energy lease sales draw meager interest -officials

22 May 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 22 A pair of oil and gas lease sales that offered nearly 10 million acres of state territory in southern Alaska drew only three bids, officials announced on Wednesday.

Grey whale deaths on U.S. West Coast may be linked to Arctic warmth

17 May 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Dozens of grey whales have been found dead along the U.S. West Coast in recent weeks and some scientists believe the cause lies far to the north, in the heated-up Arctic waters off Alaska.

Search for victims ends after mid-air crash of Alaska tour planes; probe begins

15 May 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Searchers found the bodies of the last two Alaska seaplane crash victims on Tuesday evening, after a hunt through the debris and frigid waters following a mid-air collision that killed six people and injured 10, officials said. | Video

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