A dead murre lies on the sand where it washed ashore in Nome in June 2018.

For the second year in a row, dead seabirds are washing up on beaches throughout the region by the hundreds. The birds appear to be starving, but scientists say the story is more complicated and could be connected to warming seas.

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Bearded man stands in front of large map of Alaska

A new scientific study happening along Western Alaska’s coasts is all about listening — to the sounds of the sea, and to how those sounds are clues for long-term changes in the region. Your support brought to KNOM listeners the news of this fascinating undertaking.

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A snowy landscape, distant snowy mountains, low-hanging fog, and a modern school complex in the middle-ground.

Recent months have brought a series of water infrastructure problems to rural Alaska villages, an example of the challenges frequently amplified by the isolation of KNOM country.

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