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Forecasters: 'Winter is over'

...But Alaska is definitely warming.This winter, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation index - a measure including the Gulf of Alaska's surface temperatures, among other factors - is higher than it's been since 1900, said Fritsch and Joel Curtis...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-23/forecasters-winter-over
Outdoors
UAF project documents Native hunting knowledge

...communities over time, the release stated. Port Heiden and Togiak are on Bristol Bay, while Chignik Lagoon faces the Gulf of Alaska.Kemp, with help from Meek, has been responsible for developing protocol for the traditional knowledge interviews...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-23/uaf-project-documents-native-hunting
Outdoors
Wolverine: the Mad Max of the wilderness

...Kaskawulsh wolverine tracks disappeared up into a giant glaciated valley toward a crevasse-etched-pass that led to the Gulf of Alaska.Wolverines have an affinity for desolate country - they'll go anywhere, during any season, and seem all the happier...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-23/wolverine-mad-max-wilderness
Outdoors
Brown winter is abnormal but no record

The only people unhappier than the skiers are the mushers and snowmachiners.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-29/brown-winter-abnormal-no-record
Local
Alaska Science Forum: Far-north changes pondered in San Francisco

...the average for the last 30 years. This fall, UAF researcher Russell Hoscroft reported ocean temperatures in the Gulf of Alaska were warmer than any his team had measured in the previous 16 years.Since 2000, the Arctic Ocean has lost 541...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/alaska-science-forum-far-north-chang
Outdoors
Federal agency releases Arctic drilling review

...conditions, culminating with the drill vessel Kulluk running aground near Kodiak as it was being towed across the Gulf of Alaska.The company chose not to drill in 2013 or 2014. But it has prepared a revised drilling plan for 2015 if it is allowed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-03/federal-agency-releases-arctic-drilling
State
Alaska storm brings frigid weather to swath of US

...conditions, said Shaun Baines, a meteorologist for the weather service in Anchorage, Alaska. Temperatures along the Gulf of Alaska coastline were in the 40s.Winter storm warnings were in effect Sunday for parts of Montana, North Dakota and South...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-10/alaska-storm-brings-frigid-weather-swat
State
Study: World's most acidic water in Bering Sea

...the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other institutions. The maps show that spots in the Gulf of Alaska register similarly acidic readings. Those levels compare to a global average of 8.1 on the logarithmic pH scale...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-24/study-worlds-most-acidic-water-bering-s
State
Arctic drill ship company pleading to eight felonies

...Feldis said the charges are not related to the grounding of the Kulluk, which occurred on an uninhabited island in the Gulf of Alaska on New Year's Eve 2012 after the drill unit had broken free from its tow in bad weather.Noble Drilling has cooperated...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-09/arctic-drill-ship-company-pleading-eigh
State
Study: Warming West Coast will send fish northward

...Warm-water species such as thresher sharks and chub mackerel will become more prominent off British Columbia and in the Gulf of Alaska, the study predicted. Food webs and behavior patterns will shift there as southern species move in, according to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-11/study-warming-west-coast-will-send-fish
State

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