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Four black bears killed at Alaska park reserved for homeless people

Alaska wildlife officials killed four black bears in a campground recently reserved for people in Anchorage who are homeless after the city’s largest shelter was closed. Employees from the Alaska department of fish and game on Tuesday killed a sow and her two cubs and another adult bear that was acting separately, stealing food from […]

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Norwegian Sun cruise ship hits piece of iceberg, sustains damages

The cruise ship Norwegian Sun hit a piece of an iceberg on Saturday, sustaining damage to its starboard bow, according to a statement from the US Coast Guard (USCG). A member from the Coast Guard Sector Juneau Prevention Team and contracted divers assessed damage to the right front side and determined the ship was seaworthy […]

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United States: Thousands of homes in Alaska without power amid below-freezing temperatures

Thousands of homes in southcentral Alaska are without power amid below-freezing weather after a windstorm with gusts up to 90 mph blew through the area over the weekend, taking down power lines, damaging buildings and flipping semitrucks and small aircraft. Approximately 8,500 people in the Matanuska Susitna Valley, some 40 miles outside of Anchorage that […]

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Alaska: 480 Otis crowned the fattest bear of the year

A dozen of brown bears aced off during Fat Bear Week, an annual battle of bulk that rewards their pre-winter-hibernation gains. Polls closed in Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve, and 480 Otis was crowned as the fattest bear of the year. Otis also won in 2014, 2016 and 2017, was neither the biggest nor […]

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United States: Sightseeing plane crashes in southeast Alaska, six killed

Six people are dead after a sightseeing plane crashed in southeast Alaska on Thursday, according to the US Coast Guard. “An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka located the wreckage at 2:37pm and lowered two rescue swimmers who reported no survivors,” the Coast Guard said in a statement. There were five […]

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8.2 magnitude shallow earthquake strikes off Alaska’s coast, brief tsunami warning issued

A 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska’s coast on Wednesday night. It was the strongest ever recorded since 1964. The very strong quake was located about 91km east southeast of Perryville, Alaska, and happened around 10:15pm on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said. At 46.7km the earthquake is considered shallow. “This event was felt throughout […]

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Man rescued to safety in Alaska after a week long bear attack ordeal

A man victim of a grizzly bear attack for over a week in the US state of Alaska was rescued to safety by the US Coast Guard. A coast guard helicopter saw a SOS message on a shack roof and spotted a man waving his arms in the air calling for help near a remote […]

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‘Mask Bullies’: Alaska Airlines bans state lawmaker for refusing to follow masking rules

An Alaskan state lawmaker who had called flight attendants “mask bullies” and clashed with airline employees over mask rules was banned from the airline for her “continued refusal to comply” with the mask policy, the airline said in a statement. “This suspension is effective immediately pending further review,” Alaska Airlines spokeman Tim Thompson said in […]

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Petr Kellner : Czech billionaire among 5 killed in helicopter crash near Alaska glacier during ski trip

Czech billionaire Petr Kellner was one of five people killed when their chopper crashed near a glacier in Alaska during a skiing trip on Saturday. PPF Group, the Czech investment company that Kellner co-founded, confirmed his death in a statement on Monday. “With great sadness, PPF announces that … Petr Kellner tragically passed away in […]

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Melting glaciers are responsible for frequent earthquakes in Alaska, study finds

Earthquakes have become more frequent in the United States’ Alaska region. Scientists have attributed that they may have got nothing to do with natural movement of tectonic plates but everything to do with climate change. A paper titled “Stress Promotion of the 1958 Mw∼7.8 Fairweather Fault Earthquake and Others in Southeast Alaska by Glacial Isostatic […]

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‘Something bit my butt’: Woman attacked by bear while using toilet

A woman using the toilet was attacked by a suspected black bear in Alaska. Shannon Stevens sustained a puncture wound while using a remote outhouse toilet at Chilkat Lake last weekend. After hearing her scream, Ms Stevens’ brother went to see what had caused the injury, only to find a bear’s head in the hole […]

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Canadian man drives over 1,000 miles to REUNITE American woman, kids with husband in Alaska

A Canadian man volunteered to drive a woman, her kids and pets more than a 1,000 miles to reunite them with her husband in Alaska. As per reports, Lynn Marchessault, her 13-year-old son Payton, 10-year-old daughter Rebecca, two elderly dogs and a cat were supposed to reunite with Lynn’s husband in Alaska. Lynn’s husband who […]