Tag: oceans

MIT researchers say climate change will intensify ocean colors

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have detected climate change impacts on phytoplankton in the world’s oceans that they say will intensify blue and...

Mounting ghost gear problem threatens marine life

A new report from an international animal protection entity based in London says the ghost gear problem is getting worse, with marine animals suffering...

Fish Factor: The new blue economy

A growing cluster of entrepreneurs is seeding prospects for Alaska’s new “blue economy” and it is attracting interest from around the world. Marine technology...

Canada honors its indigenous peoples

On the occasion of the summer solstice, Canada on June 21 celebrated the valuable contributions of indigenous peoples to Canadian society, recognizing the richness...

Fukushima radiation not cause for alarm in US

By PATRICK MAIRSThe Associated PressRadiation from the Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster in Japan has reached North American shores, but — despite a number of...

Alaska underwater gas leak continues, 2nd group to sue

By DAN JOLING The Associated PressANCHORAGE — A second environmental group has given formal notice that it will sue the owner of an underwater pipeline spewing natural...

UN declares war on plastics in the sea

A global campaign launched by the United Nations Environment Programme calls for everyone to stop using microplastics and excessive use of single-use plastic, to...

Sullivan will chair Senate Subcommittee on Oceans

Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, has been named chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard for the 115th Congress.The subcommittee...

Canada announces National Oceans Protection Plan

Canadian officials have announced a new marine safety plan that they say meets or exceed international standards, supported by commitments to indigenous co-management, environmental...

Kodiak runway extends 600 feet into ocean as safety measure

KODIAK — If a jet needs a little extra space landing at the Kodiak airport, the runway has just been extended — 600 feet...
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