The blizzard currently battering western Alaska is but the first of two storm systems to affect the region this weekend, the National Weather Service says. The second is projected to arrive New Year’s Eve.
Along with 6-12 inches of new snow, severe winds, and whiteout conditions, a blizzard coming to Western Alaska may “mobilize” chunks of Bering Sea ice and lead to coastal flooding.
Two British explorers were rescued from the icy waters of the Bering Strait on Thursday afternoon.
Senator Lisa Murkowski just wrapped up her first trip to Nome in almost four years, touring local facilities, talking with leaders, and hosting a community meet-and-greet.
A Russian icebreaker just completed the fastest transit of the Northern Sea Route, and did so one month after the shipping season usually closes.
Last Friday, a bearded seal became stranded on Nome’s west side of town. Although it showed some signs of sickness, experts released the seal back into the wild.
On Friday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill that would encourage infrastructure development at Port Clarence.
A Russian tanker carrying 200,000 gallons of oil ran aground off an island in the North Pacific on November 28th.
“Department of Corrections is the biggest mental health facility in our system. Something’s wrong with that picture,” said Ron Taylor, Department of Corrections commissioner.
On November 5, Exchange asked: what can Alaska’s health, court, and law enforcement agencies do to help people get treatment instead of jail time?