Every day, a tiny army of outreach workers tries to lift homeless alcoholics from Anchorage streets. In the past, a sober life has always been the goal. But a controversial approach called Housing First is challenging that thinking.
At high tide, more water piles on top of geological faults, adding to the stress already there. If the fault is close to slipping, tides can trigger small tremors -- or, perhaps, larger quakes.Ned Rozell
Conservation groups have been cheering Gov. Bill Walker’s removal of several high-level officials at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, moves that signal a shift in the state’s approach to land management, permitting and public involvement.Nathaniel Herz
While Sen. Dan Sullivan wants to prohibit agents of the Environmental Protection Agency from carrying guns — an idea triggered by what he describes as a reckless armed raid on miners in Chicken — an independent $50,000 state investigation commissioned by former Gov. Parnell concluded that the agents were not reckless and did not act inappropriately.Dermot Cole
Along with increasing sea levels, melting glaciers are putting something else into the world’s oceans -- a huge load of organic carbon that could change marine ecosystems, says a newly published study by a team of mostly Alaska scientists.Yereth Rosen
The Federal Subsistence Board voted to allow gillnetting primarily targeting sockeye salmon on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, though the potential to harvest other species of fish, like Dolly Varden and the beleaguered king salmon, was a sticking point in the discussion.Rashah McChesney and DJ Summer | Peninsula Clarion
Altogether, the 1946 tsunami killed 159 people in Hawaii, drowned a swimmer in Santa Cruz, banged up fishing boats in Chile and wrecked a hut on Antarctica. The curve of the Aleutians protected much of Alaska, but the five at Scotch Cap had no chance.Ned Rozell