Anna Canny, KTOO - Juneau
Between 2017 and 2019, pollock surveys in the Gulf of Alaska produced wildly different estimates.
Two storms have dropped more than 60 inches, which puts 2024 in a tie for the city’s second snowiest January.
Juneau’s deadliest landslide tore through downtown like a ‘mighty grinder.’ Now it’s a fading memory.
The devastation of Nov. 22, 1936 may hold important lessons for a future where landslides could be even more common.
Up to two feet of snow covered the road south of Juneau, with road crews expected to perform avalanche mitigation work Tuesday afternoon.
Climate change aided by fossil fuels means many of western Canada and Southeast Alaska’s glaciers could melt away by the end of the century.
‘We’re always going to be surprised’: Wrangell’s tragedy highlights Alaska’s lack of landslide monitoring
Scientists say Southeast Alaska mostly lacks the kinds of monitoring that could make people safer.
People stuck on the far side of the fatal Nov. 20 slide described a night of confusion and an improvised evacuation.
Dozens of homes still lack power, internet and road access.
At last report, there were three confirmed fatalities in the landslide, one known survivor and three people still missing.
AEL&P said crews were responding Monday morning to a power outage affecting Thane and Downtown Juneau.
Declining sea ice, thinning snowpack, thawing permafrost and other climate-driven changes are threatening Alaskans statewide, the report says.
Many residents have already set to work rebuilding eroded land. But now, the city will consider stepping in to help with bank stabilization.
State’s draft energy plan highlights familiar Alaska megaprojects, offers vague plans for renewables
The draft lays out some broad intentions to bring more renewable energy to the state. It also calls for the controversial Alaska LNG pipeline.
Shifting seasons and hotter temperatures could allow farmers to grow more produce. But climate change can also bring drought, pests and permafrost thaw.
Condo residents say recovery aid from familiar safety nets like insurance and federal and state disaster aid has fallen short of their expectations.
Ocean temperatures are warming worldwide due to human-caused climate change, which can lead to more intense storms like Typhoon Bolaven.
The fatal injuries to Tango, found near Auke Bay this summer, included deep lacerations on the calf’s body and pectoral fin likely caused by a propeller.
“The people who go there want to learn about the glacier,” President Richard Chalyee Éesh Peterson said. “They also want to learn about the people.”
At least one Juneau resident has lost more than $50,000 after paying fraudulent bills sent by someone posing as a local contractor.
The new proposal departs from previous attempts to adopt new, more precise hazard maps that would expand downtown homes' land use restrictions.