Yereth Rosen

University of Alaska regents postpone 'financial-exigency' decision

16 Jul 2019

ANCHORAGE Leaders of the University of Alaska, facing a 41% cut in state funding by the governor, on Monday postponed a decision to declare the academic equivalent of bankruptcy reorganization until the end of the month.

Clash over deep spending cuts faces another round in Alaska

11 Jul 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Alaska's governor won a showdown on Wednesday with lawmakers trying to reverse his bid to slash spending on higher education by 40%, but opponents vowed to keep fighting the unprecedented cut, which university officials have warned would wreak havoc.

Air quality plummets as wildfire smoke hits Alaska's most populous cities

10 Jul 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Smoke and soot from central Alaska wildfires have afflicted the subarctic city of Fairbanks with some of the world's worst air pollution in recent days, forcing many residents indoors and prompting one hospital to set up a "clean air shelter."

Alaska's heat wave fuels dangerous smoke, melts glaciers

01 Jul 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Alaska's heat wave is driving wildfires and melting glaciers, choking the state’s biggest cities with smoke and bloating rivers with meltwater.

Smoke from Alaska wildfire threatens Anchorage's air quality

29 Jun 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Smoke from wildfires in Alaska could cause very unhealthy air quality conditions and low visibility over the weekend in Anchorage, the state's largest city, officials said.

Trump administration declares emergency in violence-plagued rural Alaska

29 Jun 2019

ANCHORAGE U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Friday declared a public-safety emergency in rural Alaska and pledged $10.5 million in federal funds to combat some of the nation's worst rates of sexual assault, child abuse and other violent crimes.

With far-north temperatures rising, Alaska tundra fires proliferate

22 Jun 2019

ANCHORAGE In Alaska, where sea ice has shrunk to record lows in places and far-north temperatures have climbed to record highs, dozens of fires are burning the treeless tundra and releasing carbon into the atmosphere.

First 'song' recorded from rare, lovelorn, right whale off Alaska

20 Jun 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska For the first time, scientists have recorded singing by one of the rarest whales on Earth, and it just might be looking for a date.

Alaskans find more dead seals along warming Arctic Sea

13 Jun 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska At least 60 dead seals have been discovered along beaches of the Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea in northwestern Alaska, and scientists are trying to determine what caused their deaths, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Wednesday.

U.S. biologists probe deaths of 70 emaciated gray whales

01 Jun 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska U.S. government biologists have launched a special investigation into the deaths of at least 70 gray whales washed ashore in recent months along the U.S. West Coast, from California to Alaska, many of them emaciated, officials said on Friday.

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