Alaska records its hottest month ever — so far

World / Science & Health Aug 18, 2019

Alaska records its hottest month ever — so far

Alaska has been America's canary in the coal mine for climate warming, and the yellow bird is swooning. July was Alaska's warmest month ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Sea ice melted. Bering Sea fish swam in above-normal temperatures. So did children in ...

Russia flies nuclear-capable bombers to region facing Alaska

World Aug 15, 2019

Russia flies nuclear-capable bombers to region facing Alaska

Russia said on Wednesday it had flown two nuclear-capable TU-160 bombers to a far eastern Russian region opposite Alaska as part of a training exercise that state media said showed Moscow's ability to park nuclear arms on America's doorstep. The Tupolev TU-160 strategic bomber, nicknamed ...

Israel and U.S. test long-range missile defense system in Alaska

World Jul 29, 2019

Israel and U.S. test long-range missile defense system in Alaska

Israel and the United States completed a series of tests of the new long-range missile defense system in Alaska. A spokesperson with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said in a statement the Arrow Weapon System testing including the successful interception of an "enemy" target. The ...

Back-to-back earthquakes shatter roads and windows in Alaska

World Dec 1, 2018

Back-to-back earthquakes shatter roads and windows in Alaska

Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 shattered highways and rocked buildings Friday in Anchorage and the surrounding area, sending people running into the streets and briefly triggering a tsunami warning for islands and coastal areas south of the city. No tsunami arrived and there were ...