Aug 8, 2017

Aircraft warning issued after Alaska volcano sends ash plume soaring

An Alaska volcano that has been erupting periodically for more than seven months sent up another ash cloud, prompting a warning to trans-continental aircraft. Bogoslof Volcano, in the Aleutian Islands about 850 miles (1,400 km) southwest of Anchorage, erupted at 10 a.m. Monday and spewed ...

Russia conducts multiple bomber missions near Alaska, Canada: Pentagon

Apr 25, 2017

Russia conducts multiple bomber missions near Alaska, Canada: Pentagon

Russian warplanes last week flew a series of missions near Alaska, prompting the North American air defense agency to scramble U.S. and Canadian jets, officials said Monday. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the Pentagon said Tu-95 Bear bombers were spotted in international ...

Alaska North Slope oil well leaking gas gets plugged

Apr 18, 2017

Alaska North Slope oil well leaking gas gets plugged

An oil well leaking natural gas on Alaska's North Slope has been successfully plugged, according to private and government responders. BP Exploration Alaska Inc. confirmed Monday that its well five miles from the airport at Deadhorse was successfully "killed" overnight. The method of plugging the ...

Japan sees crab prices surge as poached imports sink

Dec 30, 2016

Japan sees crab prices surge as poached imports sink

Prices of crab, a sought-after delicacy in the year-end and New Year's period, are surging because of a sharp fall in imports, especially from Russia and Alaska. Imports provide most of the crab distributed in Japan, and wholesale prices are some 30 to 50 percent ...

Jun 16, 2016

Sickness claims Japanese climber, 66, on Alaska's Denali peak

The National Park Service in Alaska says a 66-year-old Japanese climber died of unknown medical causes Tuesday morning on Denali, North America's tallest mountain. Masayuki Ikeda was part of a four-person team attempting to reach the summit at 20,310 feet (6,190 meters). The group was ascending ...