Now that’s a whopper! Six-year-old boy catches his first fish – and it’s as big as him 

Now that’s a whopper! Six-year-old boy catches his first fish – and it’s as big as him Drayden Nelson was ice fishing with his family on the Kotzebue Sound in Alaska  The six-year-old made his first catch while fishing through a hole in the ice  His father Stephen helped Drayden land the giant fish which … Read more

People are more likely to donate to charity if they benefit in some way, study shows

No selfless act! People are more likely to donate money to charity if they think they’re benefitting THEMSELVES, study finds Researchers implemented a ‘statewide natural field experiment’ in Alaska, US They worded postcard adverts for charitable donations in two different ways  The one that emphasised selfish benefits was best at getting people to donate   By Jonathan Chadwick For … Read more

Melting glaciers may have triggered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit Alaska in 1958

Alaska’s melting glaciers may have set the stage for a magnitude 7.8 earthquake in 1958 that triggered a massive avalanche of about 90 million tons of rock down into the narrow inlet of Lituya Bay. A new study from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute found ice loss has influenced the timing and location … Read more

Melting glaciers may have triggered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit Alaska in 1958

Alaska’s melting glaciers may have set the stage for a magnitude 7.8 earthquake in 1958 that triggered a massive avalanche of about 90 million tons of rock down into the narrow inlet of Lituya Bay. A new study from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute found ice loss has influenced the timing and location … Read more

Rare 30,000-year-old BLUE mammoth tusk found in Alaska is up for auction that could sell for $70,000

Although woolly mammoths have not roamed the Earth for thousands of years, their remains are still being uncovered around the world – and a recent find may be one-of-a-kind. A miner in Alaska stumbled upon a tusk that belonged to a beast some 30,000 years ago, but the elongated tooth’s natural brownish coloring was intertwined … Read more

Netflix’s Bigfoot Family film is accused of ‘spreading misinformation’ about oil sector

Netflix’s children film Bigfoot Family is accused of ‘spreading misinformation and peddling lies’ about the oil sector as furious viewers launch ‘tell the truth’ campaign in Canada The film, described as a ‘family comedy’, follows Bigfoot who fights against an Alaska oil company who is planning to bomb a valley so they can remove the … Read more

US admiral warns China has aims to invade Taiwan within 6 years and take global leadership role

A U.S. admiral has warned that China aims to invade Taiwan within the next six years ahead of the Biden administration first meeting with the country’s officials in Alaska next week.  U.S. Navy Admiral Philip S. Davidson, commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, also told the Senate Armed Services Committee of fears among the U.S. … Read more

Non-white American children more likely to be infected with the coronavirus

Children and young adults from minority communities made up a disproportionate amount of COVID-19 cases in 2020, according to a new CDC report that looked at 700,000 cases across 15 states. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander children, Native American/Alaska Native children, and Hispanic/Latino children were most likely to be infected across the full year, according to the … Read more

Alaska’ Iditarod dog sled race is forced to change routes for first time in its 49-year history

The 2021 Iditarod kicked off on Sunday, but like most events amid the pandemic, the multi-day sled dog race across Alaska looks far different than in years gone by, with no spectators, an abbreviated course, and the smallest field of contestants in decades. Forty-six mushers and their teams of huskies dashed off into the Alaska … Read more

Alaska’ Iditarod dog sled race is forced to change routes for first time in its 49-year history

The 2021 Iditarod kicked off on Sunday, but like most events amid the pandemic, the multi-day sled dog race across Alaska looks far different than in years gone by, with no spectators, an abbreviated course, and the smallest field of contestants in decades. Forty-six mushers and their teams of huskies dashed off into the Alaska … Read more