Anna Canny, KTOO - Juneau

Anna Canny, KTOO - Juneau
a cruise ship

Seattle journalist describes impacts of Alaska’s ‘cruise ship invasion’

Freelance journalist Andrew Engelson looked at the cruise industry's impact on Southeast Alaska's environment and quality of life for Hakai magazine.
the National Tsunami Warning Center

Alaska’s annual tsunami warning test failed for some communities

Wednesday was the annual test of Alaska’s tsunami warning system — but Homer, Kenai, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Sitka and Unalaska didn't hear it at all.
A sign says tsunami hazard zone

Annual test of Alaska’s tsunami warning system scheduled for Wednesday

It’s a test, but the people sending it out are worried that not everyone will know that.
a Juneau banking protest

Juneau residents join national demonstrations against banks that finance fossil fuels

What organizers called the “Great Alaska Credit Card Chainsaw Massacre” was among national protests for Tuesday's “Stop Dirty Banks Day of Action.”
a humpback whale

Southeast humpback populations are improving, but the fallout of the Pacific marine heat wave lingers

A Glacier Bay National Park biologist says things are looking up for Southeast Alaska’s humpback whales, nearly a decade after a Pacific Ocean heat wave.
a tugboat

Price Tagish: As Alaska boats age, who bears the cost?

In Alaska and many other coastal states, the aging of boats presents a costly environmental hazard.
a woman in a jacket and hat stands near mushrooms

Juneau mushroom enthusiast grows community connections through edible fungus business

Alannah Johnson fell in love with the fungi of Juneau’s rainforest nearly a decade ago.
carbon buildup in a Toyo stove

From Juneau to Fairbanks, new Toyostoves are malfunctioning in cold weather

Alaskan stove technicians say Toyo’s mid-sized stoves are failing in cold weather, and there’s no consensus about why it’s happening.
three black bears

Douglas Island second crossing faces opposition to proposed routes through Mendenhall Wetlands

Four of eight possible locations for a second Gastineau Channel crossing pass through Juneau's Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge.
an avalanche at Eaglecrest Ski Area

Fluctuating Juneau weather set the stage for an avalanche at Eaglecrest

The upper mountain at Eaglecrest Ski Area in Juneau was closed on Friday following a large avalanche Thursday morning. No one was hurt.
rock damage to Juneau's Basin Road Trestle

Juneau’s Basin Road Trestle closed until further notice after rockfall

A boulder tumbled down the face of Mount Maria early Wednesday, damaging one side of the Basin Road Trestle’s wooden railing.
an electric bus in the snow

Juneau’s first electric bus is a bust, but the city will move forward with electrifying the fleet

Though other places in Alaska have experimented with electric transit, Juneau was the first city in the state to purchase an electric bus for its fleet.
the trans-Alaska pipeline

New bill from Dunleavy aims to help Alaska break into growing carbon markets

Gov. Mike Dunleavy believes his bill, outlining the state's potential entry into emerging carbon markets, could bring Alaska billions in new revenue.
children with fishing nets

Alaskans invited to tell Congress what climate change means for them

Alaskans can submit their input on a draft of the upcoming National Climate Assessment until Jan. 27.
a Juneau landslide

Juneau city manager resolves to adopt new hazard maps in the new year

Both Juneau officials and residents have been hesitant to adopt new avalanche and landslide hazard maps since their introduction in the spring of 2021.

This year’s Arctic Report Card highlights Indigenous perspectives, but is it enough?

This year’s Arctic Report Card has something new: a chapter on the consequences of climate change for people who live in the Arctic.
Juneau flooding

2022 is Juneau’s wettest year on record

A mix of rain and snow this week has officially made 2022 the wettest year in Juneau’s history, breaking the record set in 1991.
aerial view of Mendenhall Glacier

Advice to Juneau’s Mendenhall Lake visitors: Ice is never 100% safe

The National Weather Service recommends that people keep a distance of at least 300 yards from Juneau's Mendenhall Glacier on the frozen lake.