Theo Greenly, KUCB - Unalaska
The city has closed several roads and public buildings.
Repair crews on Sunday completed splicing GCI’s fiber optic cable near Unalaska that was damaged by a ship’s anchor in late November.
The City of Unalaska is once again considering wind power as a potential energy source, something the city council has taken up in meetings as far back as 1999.
While that’s great news for the fishery, only one section of the district will open — Makushin/Skan Bay, on the western side of Unalaska Island.
GCI does not expect the damaged cable to delay its plans to turn on service to Unalaska by the end of the year.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is moving forward with dredging the entrance to Iliuliuk Bay, a project that has been in the works for years.
Unalaska and Adak islands in the Aleutians are in perfect locations to become pit stops in a trans-Pacific green corridor, refueling hydrogen-powered ships.
The U.S. military left lots of unexploded ordnance when they were stationed in the Aleutian Islands during World War II.
The cleanup will focus on underground facilities used to store fuel tanks.
For decades, green energy proponents have been trying to harness geothermal energy from an active volcano on Unalaska Island.
The labor union represents more than 20,000 U.S. dockworkers across the West Coast of the United States, including roughly 350 in Alaska.
“The rats are like an oil spill that keeps on spilling, year after year,” said Steve Delehanty, the refuge manager for the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.
A new research project is building a timeline of mercury levels in the Aleutian Islands over the last few thousand years.
Alaska Native students are vastly underrepresented on college campuses. When it comes to STEM — fields that are especially dominated by white men — Alaska Native students face even greater barriers.
A tech startup that visited Unalaska in 2020 as a potential satellite launch site says they are finalizing their choice of location. And while communication between the company and the city began to fade earlier this year, the startup says Unalaska is still in the running.
The three Aleutian volcanoes that have been erupting simultaneously in recent months could be joined by a fourth. Davidof Volcano in the Western Aleutians has remained inactive for thousands of years. But a series of earthquakes measured around the dormant volcano has some researchers wondering if Davidof is waking up.
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