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While the Pentagon begins to pick up the pieces from a rocket explosion Monday, the failure to launch also raises new questions about the future of the state-owned Alaska Aerospace Corp.Dermot Cole
Abrupt shifts in temperature or winds, fierce downpours and prolonged periods of unusually hot and dry weather are some of the conditions that correlated with human health problems, according to research being conducted by University of Alaska scientists.Yereth Rosen
Suicide rates for Alaska Natives 70 and older are only half the national rates for that age group, according to information gathered by James Allen, a professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota, and his colleagues.Yereth Rosen
Alaska Native babies in small, remote villages die at twice the rate of Native babies in cities, according to new research from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.Kyle Hopkins
An extraordinary chum salmon run on the Kobuk River in Northwest Alaska has clogged the waterway with fish, apparently forcing many into the low-oxygen shallows and killing them in high numbers.Suzanna Caldwell

Snow atop Arctic sea ice has thinned dramatically since the mid-20th century, declining by over a third in the western Arctic and by more than half in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, reports a newstudy led by researchers at the University of Washington and NASA.

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Snow atop Arctic sea ice has thinned dramatically since the mid-20th century, declining by over a third in the western Arctic and by more than half in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas, reports a new study led by researchers at the University of Washington and NASA.Yereth Rosen
The newly appointed U.S. special Arctic representative, former Coast Guard Commandant Robert Papp, has issued a call for ideas about policies that should be promoted at the Arctic Council once the United States assumes chairmanship of that eight-nation body next year. He got plenty of suggestions at a meeting in Anchorage this week.Yereth Rosen
More than 20 years after his mother found a woolly mammoth tusk in a strange-smelling bend of the Fish River in Western Alaska, Andrew Harrelson returned to the scene Sunday morning and made a once-in-a-lifetime discovery of his own. Kyle Hopkins
Coffee warmed on the smokehouse stove as Marie Rexford, 51, began pulling on her socks in a tent at a fish camp outside the North Slope village of Kaktovik. Something made her look over her shoulder. That's when she saw the paw. Kyle Hopkins

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