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Residents of eroding village seek federal help

...there's barely enough room for hopscotch on Shishmaref's eroding waterfront.Erosion in the village and other coastal Alaska communities is an escalating problem blamed on climate change that has affected storm patterns in the region. The...
New bathhouse opens at White Sulphur Springs Sitka."The contractors finished in my absence," he said.Hamberg said the project involved craftsmen from coastal Alaska communities, as well as the workers from Oregon Woods of Eugene, Ore. He said this gave the project a unique feel...
Alaska Science Forum: Fifty years of far-north biology

...can determine your approximate intake of sugar-sweetened drinks. Her methods are useful in the studies of what coastal Alaska Natives eat as they combine a traditional diet rich in foods from the ocean and store-bought foods that are almost...
The ebb and flow of a boat woman's life

...Tippy was shifty. So, we wanted a bigger boat," she said.She and her partner, with their children, traveled coastal Alaska fishing, doing odd work and, at one time, seeking out a Bristol Bay double-ender."We landed in Dillingham...
Retiring AMHS chief: Kemp asked for resignation

...things about him, and it sounds like a big loss to Southeast."Juneau and Sitka are among several communities in coastal Alaska that are not connected to the North American road system and thus rely on the AMHS for surface transportation.The...
Bill would add 12th seat to Marine Transporation Advisory Board Addition seat for Kodiak Island and Kenai Peninsula communities

...participation and is inclusive by nature."Lawmakers from coastal Alaska responded favorably Monday to S.B. 24, with Sen...responded by highlighting the importance of the AMHS to coastal Alaska."Everybody keeps forgetting that it's our highway...
My Turn: A new way forward in the Gulf

...abundant and prosperous fisheries and a reputation for science-based management. Fisheries are the life-blood of coastal Alaska and a major driver of the state's economy. So when it comes to managing our fisheries, it's critical we get...
Fireside Lecture to focus on glacier change

...led by University of Alaska Southeast professor Eran Hood and others. Hood will explore how glacial runoff from coastal Alaska's thinning and retreating glaciers impact hydrology, ecology and oceanography. The lecture will be presented twice...
Egan, Stedman join new Senate 'Coastal Caucus'

...common to the five districts. Egan and Stedman mentioned energy, harbors and transportation as issues different in coastal Alaska from the rest of the state as well.The caucus will serve as something of an analog to the bipartisan Bush Caucus...
On the Trails: Spatial overlap among bears and between bears and humans

Coastal Alaska supports both black and brown bears, both of which inhabit the rainforest...change? An interesting puzzle.Humans now occupy significant chunks of coastal Alaska, largely displacing bears from most urban and agricultural areas...


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