This photo by COASST volunteer Carol Harding shows a dead and tagged murre found Aug. 22 on the Homer Spit. Volunteers tag dead birds to show they’ve been counted but otherwise leave the birds alone — something scientists recommend for beach walkers who find dead birds.
A series of unusual ocean events in Kachemak Bay, Alaska and the Pacific Northwest has scientists wondering if warming oceans are causing everything from harmful algal blooms to seabird die-offs. ... Read More
On Monday, as the price of West Texas crude oil dipped below $39 per barrel for the first time in six years, state revenue commissioner Randall Hoffbeck told the Alaska House Finance Committee that the decline is exacerbating the state’s budget problems.
The state’s budget is based on an average ...
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