Alaska Beat

Shelters in Gambell, Savoonga, St. Michael open doors, while Golovin worries about prospect of evacuation if major flooding damages much of town's infrastructure.  Jill Burke,Craig Medred
A landslide likely triggered by seismic activity dammed a tributary of Slim's River, creating a new 1,100-foot-long lake in Kluane National Park, according to CBC reports.Alaska Dispatch News
2015 will be the first year a tree from Alaska has been chosen for the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., and schoolchildren from across the state will create ornaments for it.Egan Millard
A military wife's letter to Peyton Manning led to a very merry Christmas for her husband.Alaska Dispatch News
The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, found that juvenile king salmon experienced increased heart rate as water temperature increased -- until they reach a limit at about 76 degrees Fahrenheit.Alaska Dispatch News
The days are getting longer -- but the sun is rising later. That's because the length of a day varies slightly explains a report from the BBC.Alaska Dispatch News
The Canadian portion of the Alaska Highway will be getting some 100 new cellphone towers from Fort St. John in British Columbia to the Alaska border, according to a report from the CBC.Alaska Dispatch News
Chevron had been asking Canadian regulators for an exception to a rule requiring relief well capabilities, but dropped those requests, saying it no longer planned to drill in the EL 481 block, some 155 miles northwest of Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories.Yereth Rosen
A Huffington Post piece traces the efforts of Shishmaref to relocate -- something which has yet to happen, 12 years after the community first voted to move -- and asks whether that communities struggles predict trouble for the rest of us.Alaska Dispatch News
A New Yorker review of "The Poem She Didn't Write and Other Poems," from Anchorage's Olena Kalytiak Davis, praises the work, and suggests an Anchorage influence -- though maybe not the one you were expecting.Alaska Dispatch News
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