Science

The United States has an ambitious agenda as leader of the Arctic Council and needs continued cooperation with Russia to carry it out, says the top U.S. Arctic official.Yereth Rosen
As traffic increases in the narrow strait between the Pacific and Arctic Oceans, new safety and environmental protections are needed, advocates say.Yereth Rosen
Young Native children are more likely to be obese than non-Native children, and those who witness domestic violence seem to be at especially high risk, a new study finds. Yereth Rosen
A recent study has identified hot spots along the Aleutian Islands where the potential is high for large numbers of seabirds to be harmed by shipping-related oil pollution.Carey Restino

A film that chronicles the excavation of a 200-year-old village along the banks of the Kobuk River -- and what happened when archaeologists found human remains -- is scheduled to play Friday night at the Amchorage Museum.

Alaska Dispatch News
The fossil of a bizarre shark with a "buzz saw" bite, found in the Brooks Range and lost for 29 years in the Smithsonian archives, is back in Alaska for an exhibit in Seward, thanks in part to the intervention of artist Ray Troll. Mike Dunham
Soaring temperatures in Barrow and across northern Alaska are linked directly to a high-pressure system above northwestern Canada and consistent with odd weather tied to warm waters in the Pacific. Yereth Rosen
Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., have introduced a bill that would authorize the Navy to build up to six icebreakers for use by the Coast Guard.Erica Martinson
A series of environmental standards, including an outright ban on dumping of oil, oily residue and toxic chemicals, won approval from the International Maritime Organization and completes the Arctic- and Antarctic-specific Polar Code for shippers. Yereth Rosen
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is asking for public input on a new plan the agency hopes could eventually get the Cook Inlet beluga population off the endangered species list.Megan Edge