Climate Change

Local News
11:27 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

7/25/14 KNBA News - U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, seek resources to meet needs as the Arctic changes

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure committee heard about growing maritime traffic in Arctic waters and the need for a heavy ice breaker for search and rescue, oil spill response, and law enforcement services.  The U.S. Coast Guard said fiscal constraints don't allow it to build an ice breaker. The Navy testified ice breaking is outside its areas of responsibility. Despite USCG studies to the contrary, Alaska Rep. Don Young said he thinks leasing an ice breaker from the private sector could be done cost effectively.

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Local News
8:20 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

6/26/14 KNBA News - A flood watch is in effect for the upper Susitna valley

A low pressure system bringing widespread steady rain has prompted a flood watch for the Upper Susitna valley and Talkeetna Mountains.

As KTOO's Casey Kelley reports, a state report highlights "severe shortcomings" in the state's housing stock when it comes to things like cost, energy efficiency and overcrowding.

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Local News
8:42 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

6/18/14 KNBA News - Ocean acidification affecting all sea life, from photoplankton to whales

As President Obama announces his intention to vastly expand a south  Pacific marine sanctuary, a scientist at a State Department conference in Washington, D.C., say ocean acidification is affecting all sea life. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg says the acidic marine climate is preventing some animals from forming skeletons and shells, and preventing reproduction. It will take 10,000 years, or 300 generations of humans, he says, to reverse the trend.

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Local News
10:15 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

5/8/14 KNBA News - Mayor and Lt. Gov. candidate Dan Sullivan apologizes for union, slavery comments

The NAACP and Anchorage Central Labor Council have called on candidate and Anchorage mayor Dan Sullivan to apologize for likening required payment of union dues to slavery.

A government report says despite the retreat of ice in Arctic waters, ship traffic is not likely to increase in the next decade.

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation to lose 150 positions due to the 2013 sequestration and reductions to Indian Health Service funding for 2014.

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Climate Change-Alaska Natives
10:31 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Climate Change & Alaska Natives

Ray LaMonde, with the University of Alaska Marine Advisory Program, (with unidentified second person) digs for samples on a beach in the village of Sand Point in the Aleutian Islands.
Bruce Wright, Aleutian Pribilof Island Association

KNBA Presents: Climate Change and Alaska Natives

KNBA recently aired a news series on climate change and its impact on Alaska Natives. Joaqlin Estus and Johanna Eurich examined climate change in the Cook Inlet Region and other parts of Alaska. Those special newscasts along with transcripts and photos are available here.

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