Beginning last July, officials from Alaska's Department of Wildlife Management began receiving reports of ringed seals showing signs of a mysterious, lesion-causing disease that has so far killed dozens of animals and inflicted
Shell has released a statement saying that an accident on one of its rigs in the North Sea has led to 56,000 gallons of oil spilling out thus far. The oil giant is calling the disaster "significant", and it
Public health officials are warning that toxic algae is contaminating some Alaskan shellfish and the toxin could kill humans. High concentrations of the poisonous compound have been found in the Southeastern tip of the state, near
In an effort to prevent residents from partaking in one of the most idiotic pastimes imaginable, the government of Alaska has moved to ban 'tase-and-release' hunting. That's right, there was enough concern over folks stalking
More and more brown bears are embracing the single life -- at least that's according to an extensive, decades-long study of the animals in Alaska's Kodiak wilderness. Researchers have observed a dramatic change in the bears'
Industry opposition to the controversial mining project at Alaska's Bristol Bay is growing: by last May, dozens of jewelry retailers had vowed to not buy gold from what would be the country's largest open-pit mine and
For most surfers staying up for 60 yards is quite an accomplishment. Thirty seconds worth of wave riding is an adrenaline rush beyond belief, but for surfers in Alaska, that's nothing. According to a story on Grindtv, surfers in
First, the Obama administration this week upheld the much-lambasted Bush-era decision to label polar bears as threatened rather than endangered. Then, it opened up critical polar bear habitat to offshore drilling.
Congrats and hurrah for these doughty English schoolboys; they designed, built and drove an electric car, the SRZero, from Alaska to Argentina. It took 5 months and cost £3 ($4.75), aside from the expense of developing
Maybe you'd like to dress up as a roller coaster this year? We can tell you how to do it -- using materials you have at home! We also have news on a new study that says sleep makes you skinny, a toilet paper manufacturer getting rid of the tube, and
Last week, we caught word that a Texas-based company was getting set to ship billions of gallons of water from Alaska to parched areas of Asia and Africa, at what looks to be the start of a growing global trade in