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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 […]

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7.5 magnitude earthquake shakes Aleutian Peninsula, triggering tsunami and evacuations

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake shook Sand Point, Alaska triggering a tsunami, Scott Langley with the National Tsunami Warning Center said on Monday afternoon. Langley said the tsunami sent two waves, each measuring 4 feet, 3 inches high. The center is monitoring harbors in a 500-mile area along the Alaska coastline, he said. Tsunami advisories issued […]

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Godwit bird sets new record by flying non-stop for more than 12,000km in 11 days

A bird set a record for the longest non-stop flight covering 12,200 kilometres in 11 days. The bar-tailed godwit bird was tracked by scientists with the help of a 5gm satellite tag, fitted on its lower back. The bird was flying at an average speed of 55 miles/hour, the bird started from south-west Alaska, USA […]

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Hunter mauled and killed by a grizzly bear in Alaska

A hunter was killed by a grizzly bear in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, marking the park’s first known bear mauling fatality. The hunter, whose name is being withheld pending an investigation, was on a 10-day moose hunt with a friend near the Chisana River drainage when the attack occurred on Sunday, the […]

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Dentist who extracted a patient’s tooth on a hoverboard sentenced to 12 years jail

A dentist who was filmed extracting a patient’s tooth while standing on a hoverboard has been sentenced to 12 years in jail, according to a statement from the Alaska Department of Law. 35-year-old, Seth Lookhart, was convicted on 46 felony and misdemeanor counts in January, including medical assistance fraud, scheme to defraud, illegal practice of […]