Alaska

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Why did Alaskan officials coin the term ‘icemageddon’?
Unprecedented high temperatures followed by extreme rainfall and freezing conditions leave towns covered with ice

David Hambling

15, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Dam it: beavers head north to the Arctic as tundra continues to heat up
Dammed rivers could accelerate climate crisis as creatures move into previously inhospitable areas

Oliver Milman in New York

04, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Can the tourism industry survive the climate crisis?
From the Solomon Islands to Denali national park, how five communities reliant on tourism are coping as climate change upends their industry

Emma Pattee and Rita Liu

02, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Cyclist fends off 500lb bear after getting bitten in Alaska
Man said he yelled at and kicked the animal as it charged him along a riverbed before it retreated

Maya Yang

26, Oct, 2021 @4:50 PM

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Alaska hospitals make wrenching decisions as they begin to ration care
With Covid cases soaring and medical centers short of staff, doctors are forced to choose which patients to treat

Melody Schreiber

07, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Ursus gluttonous maximus: 480 Otis wins Alaska’s Fat Bear Week contest
Beefy brown bear, missing two teeth, triumphs in vote that compares pre-hibernation weight gain of bears in Katmai national park

Gloria Oladipo in New York

06, Oct, 2021 @3:55 PM

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Fat Bear Week: Alaska to choose most portly and hibernation-prepared bear
Voting is underway at Katmai National Park and Preserve of bears who have feasted on salmon running through the Brooks River

Edward Helmore

03, Oct, 2021 @3:38 PM

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River otter attacks baffle authorities in Anchorage, Alaska
Officials say ‘care will be taken to remove only animals exhibiting unusual behaviors’ after woman, boy and dog are bitten

Amanda Holpuch

27, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘It’s awful. It’s exhausting’: Alaska rations care as it hits Covid nadir
The state has the highest rate of Covid in America, leaving hospitals overwhelmed and health workers burned out

Melody Schreiber

24, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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What I learned visiting Alaska’s only maximum-security prison | Christopher Poulos
The reforms at the Spring Creek prison show what can be done when people are treated humanely and prepared for life on the outside

Christopher Poulos

03, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Woolly mammoth walked far enough to circle Earth twice, study finds
Research into life of Kik adds weight to theory that climate change could have contributed to species’ demise

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

12, Aug, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Stranded killer whale saved after hours-long rescue effort in Alaska
Orca washed up on Prince of Wales island and was stuck in a crevice of rocks above the tide line

Richard Luscombe

02, Aug, 2021 @4:24 PM

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