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Random Sunsets Around the World - Part 4, Arctic and Antarctic regions - Sinking Low on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.30.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Moving on from Africa, the blog series on sunsets goes sweeping off to the far north and far south, once again focussing not only on the sun's technic...

46 Rescued From Sinking Boat Off Alaska's Aleutian Islands

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics

(Reuters) - The 46-member crew of a fishing vessel that sank more than 600 miles off the coast of Alaska in the Bering Sea on Tuesday had to be rescue...

Hawaii Could Be Devastated By A Tsunami Within 50 Years

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 05.13.2016 | Science

HONOLULU -- On the south side of the Hawaiian island of Kauai lies Makauwahi, a massive cave and sinkhole where scientists have uncovered evidence of ...

Crime and Security on a Small Island: The Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands on the Looney Front, Part 7

Mike Arkus | Posted 09.22.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Sometimes there's no better way of taking the pulse of a place than by reading the local weekly, especially for understanding the foibles, predilectio...

Eagles and War Relics on Unalaska: The Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands on the Looney Front, Part 6

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.23.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

A picture in the tourist brochure shows the Russian Orthodox Cathedral on the Aleutian island of Unalaska with a bald eagle atop the crosses on each dome and a third on the red-tiled roof to the side. But the eagles are avoiding me on my spiritual passage.

The Aleutians -- Cradle of the Winds: The Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands On the Looney Front, Part 5

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.22.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

We arrive in Dutch Harbor on Unalaska, the main Aleutian island, in glorious sunshine, right on the dot -- three days, 10 hours and 45 minutes after leaving Homer, even if a little rock'n'rolling sent Yours Truly rushing for the Dramamine during the night -- twice.

Watch the Birdie and the Volcanoes: The Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands on the Looney Front, Part 4

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.21.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Eight hours after leaving Sand Point, Alaska Marine Highway System's good ship, Tustumena, pulls into King Cove, back on the Alaska Peninsula and home to the largest salmon cannery in North America, Peter Pan Fisheries.

The Tiny Fishing Villages of Western Alaska: The Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands on the Looney Front, Part 3

Mike Arkus | Posted 09.10.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

It takes 18 hours from Kodiak aboard Alaska Marine Highway System's good ship Tustumena to reach our next stop, Chignik on the Alaskan Peninsula - allowing me ample time to get along with the dining-room staff like a house on fire.

Travelling the Alaska Marine Highway: The Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands on the Looney Front, Part 1

Mike Arkus | Posted 09.03.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

If you want to get really, really away from it all, try the western segment of the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS). AMHS is best known for its ...

A Forgotten Battle's Anniversary

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Though not often mentioned in the list of famous World War II battles in the Pacific, the Battle of Attu Island was indeed an important strategic victory for America and deserves to be remembered.

Remote Alaskan Volcano Erupts

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2012 | Green

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 8 (Reuters) - A remote Alaska volcano that has been restless since last summer belched ash in...

Restless Alaska Volcano Rumbles To Life, At Risk Of Sudden Explosion

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2012 | Green

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska Feb 19 (Reuters) - A volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands has rumbled to life and is at risk of a s...

Tiny Towns Spend Big Bucks On Lobbyists | Zachary Newkirk | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

From OpenSecrets Blog: Eighteen months ago, the tiny Alaskan city of Galena faced its demise. The municipal government couldn't make payroll. And r...

Alaska Killer Whales Ambushing Gray Whales in Aleutians

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

It was early May, a time when the epic gray whale migration to the Arctic had reached the Unimak Pass entrance to the Bering Sea. A group of killer wh...

Rats Cleared From Alaska's Rat Island

McClatchy | Erika Bolstad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

After two centuries of an epic infestation, Alaska's Rat Island finally may merit a name change. The island, part of a national wildlife refuge in the...