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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 […]

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Heavy rains in Alaska trigger flooding, mudslides; 6 people missing

Six people are reportedly missing after landslides in Alaska. Heavy rains caused flooding, triggering mudslides in Haines, Alaska. Dozens of homes on the hillside are uninhabitable because of the incident, officials said. “The whole side of the hill has come down,” Alekka Fullerton, Haines borough interim manager said. Beach Road is inaccessible, and they haven’t […]

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The Long Night: Alaskan town bids adieu to the SUN for 66 days

The residents of Utqiagvik in Alaska have watched their last sunset of this year and they will not see one until January next year. 4,300 residents of America’s northernmost town Utqiagvik watched their last sunset at 1:30pm (PT) on Wednesday, Nov 19 and will witness the next after 66 days to the annual ‘polar night.’ […]

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Melting glacier can trigger catastrophic mega tsunami in Alaska, scientists WARN

Climate Change is a warning for various catastrophic events that will effect the planet in the coming years. A research conducted by scientists in Alaska, United States, has warned of an impending mega tsunami in the state which can be triggered by a landslide. Alaska Department of Natural Resources (ADNR) scientists have identified an unstable […]