Alaska News

As fall begins in Alaska, wildfires linked to warming rage on

Usually, Alaska wildfires wind down by late July, but this week, the state Department of Natural Resources extended the official fire season to Sept. 30.

Mudslides isolate 300 tourists in Alaska national park

The superintendent of Denali National Park and Preserve closed Denali Park Road to all traffic at mile 30 on Friday.


Alaskans put away jackets, get out sunscreen amid heat wave

The temperature Thursday in Anchorage hit 90 degrees (32.22 Celsius) at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, 5 degrees higher than the city's previous recorded high of 85 degrees (29.44 Celsius).

Alaska: Search ends for victims after mid-air tour planes crash; probe begins

Ten people survived but were injured in the collision, which took place over open water during daylight, the Coast Guard said. The dead include one of the pilots. The victims were not immediately identified.

NTSB to investigate Alaska deadly plane crash

A team of federal accident investigators is expected to arrive in Alaska Tuesday to try to piece together what caused a deadly midair collision between two sightseeing planes.

How a newspaper war in New Orleans ended: With a baked Alaska and layoffs

New Orleans thus became the latest U.S. city to be left with fewer reporters covering its affairs, as local newspapers across the country — through mergers, buyouts, layoffs, whatever it takes — try to survive.


No leaking radiation from Alaska island nuclear site: Study

Environmental samples tested in 2016 show no subsurface migration of radioactive material, said Jason Nguyen with the US Department of Energy. Samples tested in 2011 also showed no ``excessive risk'' was found, he said.

Alaska earthquake: Food, fuel supply not disrupted, say officials

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake rattled the state's largest city early Friday morning swaying buildings and fraying nerves. There were no reports of deaths, serious injuries or structural damage to buildings.

Alaska volcano restless again; scientists increase threat level

The Alaska Volcano Observatory scientists increased the threat level of Mount Veniaminof from yellow to orange Tuesday. The colour designation indicates that sudden explosions could send ash above 20,000 feet (6,100 meters) and threaten international airplanes.

Alaska's North Slope hit by strongest quake noted in region

At 6:58 a.m. Sunday, the magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck an area 42 miles east of Kavik River Camp and 343 miles northeast of Fairbanks, the state's second-biggest city.