Major quake off Alaska triggers small tsunami waves

World Oct 20, 2020

Major quake off Alaska triggers small tsunami waves

A major 7.5 magnitude quake off the coast of Alaska triggered small tsunami waves Monday, U.S. agencies said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. Residents evacuated to higher ground as tsunami warnings covered much of the southern coast of the remote ...

Japan and U.S. to test methane hydrate extraction in Alaska

National Sep 10, 2020

Japan and U.S. to test methane hydrate extraction in Alaska

Japan and the United States will conduct a joint study to produce gas from methane hydrate, a next-generation energy resource, in permafrost in northern Alaska from next year, a Japanese government source said Wednesday. The yearlong study comes as Japan seeks to secure domestic energy ...

Bering Sea ice at lowest levels in 5,500 years, study shows

World Sep 3, 2020

Bering Sea ice at lowest levels in 5,500 years, study shows

Winter ice in the Bering Sea, in the northern Pacific Ocean between Alaska and Russia, is at its lowest level in the past 5,500 years, according to a study released Wednesday. Researchers analyzed vegetation that accumulated on the uninhabited island of Saint Matthew over the ...