Dec 23, 2015

Massive landslide found in Alaska

Scientists have discovered a massive landslide in eastern Alaska that is the largest detected in North America since the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. The Oct. 17 slider unleashed 200 million tons of rock down the Taan Fiord valley onto Tyndall Glacier in ...

U.S. Interior Department curbs future Arctic offshore drilling

Oct 17, 2015

U.S. Interior Department curbs future Arctic offshore drilling

The Interior Department announced Friday it is canceling future lease sales and will not extend current leases in Arctic waters off Alaska’s northern coast, a decision that significantly reduces the chances for future Arctic offshore drilling. The news follows a Sept. 28 announcement by ...

Alaska OKs hunting musk oxen standed on ice floes

Oct 16, 2015

Alaska OKs hunting musk oxen standed on ice floes

Alaska big game officials have legalized an unusual hunt that will take a boat and a bold hand. Starting Thursday, Alaska residents can harvest musk oxen that wander onto Bering Sea ice and become stranded when floes break and drift off. Musk oxen stranded ...