Hawaii & Alaska
Hawaii & Alaska
Science

AK - Largest bird die-off ever linked to marine heatwave

The unprecedented death of nearly one million birds between 2015 and 2016, whose remains washed ashore in Alaska, US, was brought on by a severe and long-lasting marine heatwave, a new study says.l

Hawaii & Alaska
Advocacy

AK - The Salmon Sisters of Alaska are Fighting for a Healthy, Sustainable Fish Future

Claire Neaton and Emma Privat are supporting their community by protecting a way of life and Alaskan salmon.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Southeast Alaska fishermen unite against designating critical habitat for humpback whales

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration held a public hearing in Petersburg Monday night on their proposal to establish critical habitat areas for humpback whales in Southeast Alaska including areas from the Alaska Peninsula down the coastline to Southern California.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - ESCAPE FROM COASTAL ROADS IS NOT NECESSARY

On Oahu, more than half of the sandy beaches are now subject to chronic erosion, making stretches of coastal roads vulnerable to crumbling and collapse.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - Low-Lying Islands At The Forefront Of Climate Change

Our planning for rising sea levels must consider vulnerable communities in the Pacific.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Picks and pans for Alaska’s seafood industry in 2019

Every year since 1991 Fish Factor has selected “picks and pans” for Alaska’s seafood industry -- a no-holds-barred look back at some of the year’s best and worst fishing highlights -- and my choice for the biggest fish story of the year. Here are the 2019 picks and pans, in no particular order.

Hawaii & Alaska
Federal

AK - Sitka objects to ‘critical habitat’ designation for humpback whales

The City of Sitka has gone on record opposing a proposed federal rule that would create special protections for humpback whales in Southeast waters, even though most of the whales that feed in the region are not listed as endangered or threatened.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Pebble puppet: Alaska fishing groups respond to investigation

On Friday, Dec. 20, the United Tribes of Bristol Bay and Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay released a joint response to a CNN investigative report that accused Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy of collaborating with the Pebble Limited Partnership to lobby on the corporation’s behalf.

Hawaii & Alaska
Federal

AK: Final impact statement for Pebble Mine delayed for three months

Army Corps of Engineers says it will take the time to review public comments

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

Alaska Cod Fishery Closes And Industry Braces For Ripple Effect

In an unprecedented response to historically low numbers of Pacific cod, the federal cod fishery in the Gulf of Alaska is closing for the 2020 season.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

Thawing permafrost affecting northern Alaska's land-to-ocean river flows

AMHERST, Mass. - A new analysis of the changing character of runoff, river discharge and other hydrological cycle elements across the North Slope of Alaska reveals significant increases in the proportion of subsurface runoff and cold season discharge, changes the authors say are "consistent with warming and thawing permafrost."

Pacific Northwest
Federal

A modest proposal for hunting sea otters

As the marine mammal takes a bite out of the fishing industry, some are asking if it’s time to cut down on otter numbers.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

To prepare for a future with stronger hurricanes, Hawaii can learn from others — and itself

Hawaii should look to other states, other countries and its own past to gain insight on how to harden its buildings and homes and bolster the resiliency of its infrastructure in the face of a warming future that promises more frequent and stronger hurricanes, experts say.

Hawaii & Alaska
Advocacy

Earth Day Opportunity for Hawai‘i High School Students

The 50th anniversary of International Earth Day is coming up in April, and Hawai‘i high school students have an opportunity to participate in a unique way.

Pacific Northwest
Fisheries

Salmon farmers propel B.C. to a banner year for aquaculture

Consistently ranked as the 4th largest farmed Atlantic salmon producer in the world, farmed salmon continues to be B.C.’s most valuable seafood export

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

AK - As climate change melts Alaska’s permafrost, roads sink, bridges tilt and greenhouse gases release

Special report: After the Ice -- This is the third installment of a Seattle Times series exploring climate change in the northern Bering Sea region. The series is part of the Pulitzer Center’s Connected Coastlines reporting initiative. For more information, go to pulitzercenter.org/connected-coastlines

Coastwide
Recreation

Carissa Moore And Caroline Marks Excited To Represent Team USA And Surfing At 2020 Olympics

Carissa Moore arrived on the World Surf League Championship Tour in 2010. The 27-year-old has seen the WSL and sport radically transform over the past decade, and she hopes that will continue as surfing makes its debut on the world’s biggest stage next summer at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

International
Fisheries

After quota auctions in Russia, new “crab king” emerges

A powerful new player has emerged out of the results of controversial government-run auctions for crab quotas in Russia.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

‘Hail Mary Pass’ in Alaska’s Tongass Forest Sets Up Carbon Clash

Deep within the Tongass National Forest, the rain was just heavy enough to need an umbrella—and to wash away a light dusting of snow coating the mountains above Juneau, Alaska.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Extremely low cod numbers lead feds to close the Gulf of Alaska fishery for the first time

In an unprecedented response to historically low numbers of Pacific cod, the federal cod fishery in the Gulf of Alaska is closing for the 2020 season.

Caribbean
Federal

​​$1.4 Million in Grants to Support Coral Reef Conservation Awarded by NFWF

Fourteen grants address management efforts, land-based runoff and capacity-building

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

New marine life forming in beach pools near Kilauea volcano

New marine life has formed in pools at a black sand beach created by the Kilauea volcano eruption, according to researchers in Hawaii.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

Failing ice cellars signal changes in Alaska whaling towns

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — For generations, people in Alaska’s far-north villages have relied on hand-built ice cellars dug deep into the permafrost to age their whale and walrus meat to perfection and keep it cold throughout the year.

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