Hope McKenney, Alaska's Energy Desk - Unalaska
Scientists have downgraded the alert level at Great Sitkin Volcano near the Aleutian Island of Adak following an eruption Tuesday night.
If the researchers' suspicions are correct, the newfound volcanic caldera belongs to the same category of volcanoes as the Yellowstone Caldera and others that have had super-eruptions with profound global consequences.
As part of its mitigation strategies, in July the island began testing its wastewater for traces of COVID-19, mirroring efforts by universities and municipalities across the country.
Executives from the company visited Unalaska last week.
Orcas have started targeting sea otters, which normally keep urchin populations in check.
The F/V Scandies Rose sank on New Year's Eve last year and five crew died.
The winds came during a storm from the remnants of Typhoon Bavi.
Less than half of Unalaska's sirens failed to sound during the recent tsunami warning.
The 34 crew members who tested negative will be flown to Anchorage on chartered planes. Those who tested positive will remain on the boat, which will sail to Seward, then be transported to Anchorage.
After 85 people on an American Seafoods vessel tested positive, the company said it would test crew on its other vessels.
Advocates say that if response rates remain low, Alaska stands to miss out on billions of dollars over the next ten years.
The project would connect Unalaska to Kodiak with a fiber optic cable, but GCI says it can't build it unless it receives a $25 million grant from USDA.
The $99,800 grant will test a new farm design that replicates a natural kelp forest environment in a 10-acre area 12 miles from the community of Sand Point.
V3 Energy consultant Doug Vaught anchors a MET tower on Unalaska's Hog Island, with help from environmental planner Kate Arduser. The city is using towers to collect data and determine if Unalaska can produce...