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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 […]

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Winter ice in the Bearing Sea is at the lowest levels in 5,500 years

The winter ice in the Bering Sea, northern Pacific Ocean between Alaska and Russia is at the lowest levels  for 5,500 years. Researchers analyzed vegetation that accumulated on the uninhabited island of St Matthew over the last five millennia. Scientists looked at variations in peat layers of oxygen atoms called isotopes 16 and 18, whose […]

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7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Alaska Triggering Brief Tsunami Alert

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska, triggering a brief tsunami warning for areas 200 miles of the epicentre. The quake hit 500 miles southwest of Anchorage, and around 60 miles south-southeast of the remote settlement of Perryville, the US Geological Survey said. “Based on the preliminary earthquake parameters … hazardous tsunami […]

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Tourist who hiked to “Into The Wild” abandoned bus in Alaska rescued

A Brazilian tourist who made a pilgrimage to an abandoned bus made famous by the book and film “Into the Wild” has been rescued from the remote site outside of Denali National Park, the Alaska State Troopers said. The tourist, one of the hundreds of visitors who have hiked out to the site where Christopher […]

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Donald Trump Junior given permission to hunt Alaska’s Grizzly Bear

Donald Trump Junior has been granted the right to hunt a grizzly bear in northwestern Alaska near the Bering Sea town of Nome, a state official said on Friday. The son of US President Donald Trump was one of three people who applied for 27 spots for non-resident hunters targeting grizzlies in a designated region […]

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Coronavirus Outbreak: 210 Americans evacuated from virus epicentre Wuhan

A chartered flight with about 210 Americans aboard arrived in Alaska to refuel on its first US stop since leaving the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in China. The fast-moving coronavirus has killed 130 people and infected 6,000 others in China — most of them in the hardest-hit city of Wuhan. Five cases of the disease have been confirmed in the United States. […]

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Man survives in Alaska for over 3 weeks after his cabin burnt down

Haggard and traumatized, a young man has told how he survived for more than three weeks in the snowy wilderness of Alaska after his remote cabin burned down when he mistakenly put cardboard in his stove. Tyson Steele, who was rescued by helicopter on Thursday, said his cabin — located 20 miles (30 kilometers) from […]