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The sight of the new one-dollar coin featuring an Alaska Native leader was met with celebration in Anchorage.

At the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood Convention, the U.S. Mint unveiled Saturday the tails design for the 2020 Native American one-dollar coin.

Researchers recently disembarked  the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Healy in Nome after spending three weeks studying the Chukchi Sea and waters further north. They say there are several changes going on in Arctic waters that they don’t yet understand, so the venture was exploratory in nature.

Biologists in Alaska have again seen massive seabird die-offs this summer, or “wrecks,” as some experts call them, extending from May into last month.

The Fairbanks school board advanced a resolution to allow cultural attire at school graduation ceremonies.

The resolution which was up for first reading at a meeting, broadens existing North Star Borough School District regulatory language, which already allows some Alaska Native and other cultural dress at commencement, and spells it out in policy.

Preparations underway in Bering Strait for 2020 Census

Oct 1, 2019

Alaska Census Working Group is getting the word out about the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census, which is set to start in Toksook Bay this January. Group members like Laurie Wolf, the president and CEO of the Foraker Group, emphasize the significance of an accurate census count for Alaska.

Wildfires have burned across Southcentral Alaska all summer, and they could be transforming Alaska’s forests for the long term, according to a new scientific paper published.

Want a peek at our hotter future? Go to Alaska

Sep 24, 2019

SEWARD, Alaska — Drip. Drip. Drip. It's the sound of one glacier melting. It’s also the sound of a whole planet careening into uncharted territory. I am crouching by the mouth of a little ice cave underneath the Exit Glacier, a huge river of ice on the Kenai Peninsula in southcentral Alaska. Ancient ice drips from the roof of the cave onto newly bare earth.

A year after dam was removed, Eklutna River waits for water

Sep 23, 2019

Last summer, a conservation group teamed up with an Anchorage-area Native tribe to finish removing a defunct dam on the Eklutna River, northeast of the city.

St. Matthew blue king crab added to NOAA's 'overfished' list

Sep 20, 2019

As blue king crab fisheries continue to struggle in the Bering Sea, another stock has been added to the nation's "overfished" list.

Every year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports to Congress on the status of U.S. fisheries. The report highlights which stocks are in "overfishing" and "overfished" status, as well as which stocks have been rebuilt.

Kwethluk gets new battery storage project

Sep 19, 2019

Photo caption: Kwethluk Airport"by Travis S. is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

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