Theo Greenly, KUCB - Unalaska
The cleanup will focus on underground facilities used to store fuel tanks.
For decades, green energy proponents have been trying to harness geothermal energy from an active volcano on Unalaska Island.
The labor union represents more than 20,000 U.S. dockworkers across the West Coast of the United States, including roughly 350 in Alaska.
“The rats are like an oil spill that keeps on spilling, year after year,” said Steve Delehanty, the refuge manager for the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.
A new research project is building a timeline of mercury levels in the Aleutian Islands over the last few thousand years.
Alaska Native students are vastly underrepresented on college campuses. When it comes to STEM — fields that are especially dominated by white men — Alaska Native students face even greater barriers.
A tech startup that visited Unalaska in 2020 as a potential satellite launch site says they are finalizing their choice of location. And while communication between the company and the city began to fade earlier this year, the startup says Unalaska is still in the running.
The three Aleutian volcanoes that have been erupting simultaneously in recent months could be joined by a fourth. Davidof Volcano in the Western Aleutians has remained inactive for thousands of years. But a series of earthquakes measured around the dormant volcano has some researchers wondering if Davidof is waking up.
Military sites — ranging from abandoned pill boxes to quonset huts — are scattered all over the island.
The winds ripped off roofs, toppled trucks and tore boats from their docks.
Alaska’s huge commercial pollock fishery harvests the same species that nursing female seals rely on to feed their pups.
Businesses will be able to remain open, but all customers and employees over the age of two are now required to wear a face covering while inside.
The CEO of Eastern Aleutian Tribes attributed the increase in cases to an event in Sand Point at the end of July. “From that gathering, the cases have increased, and we’re seeing them on a daily basis go up and up,” he said.