Tsunami Debris Still Headed to US, Just No Island

UPDATE: Nicholas Mallos, Ocean Conservancy’s marine debris specialist, said this with regard to clarifications from the NOAA about the reports of a “Texas-sized” island: “Following the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan a tremendous quantity of debris washed into the Pacific…

FBI 2012 Crime Stats: Tennessee is Most Dangerous State

24/7 Wall St.com did an analysis last week of the FBI’s recently released 2012 crime statistics, but before anyone starts hastily comparing states, it should be noted that the FBI does remind people not to compare state violence in rankings.…

Alaska Glacier Thaws, Ancient Forest Emerges

News that will no doubt spark global warming debates, an ancient forest floor has surfaced thanks to an Alaska glacier thawing. According to Live Science, trees in the forest are at least 1,000 years old. (image) Stumps and logs coming…

Mount McKinley Height Was Incorrect Until Now

Mount McKinley, North America’s tallest mountain peak, has now been proven to be several feet shorter than was originally estimated. In 1952, an advanced form of calculating measurements known as “photogrammetry” calculated the Alaskan peak as having a high point…

Alaska Mayor, Stubbs the Cat, Mauled by Dog

Stubbs the Cat, honorary mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, is in critical conditional after a weekend assassination attempt by a local dog, which was said to be a large one. Allegedly, the unleashed canine went after Stubbs, as the mayor was…

Alaska Earthquake Hits Small Towns

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook the small towns of the Aleutian Islands on Friday.The earthquake occured in a seismically active region, and produced aftershocks of up to 5.2 magnitude. Even though the area is known to have earthquakes now and…

Giant Pumpkin Ineligible for Alaskan Fair

This year, 2013, was going to be the year J.D. Megchelsen broke his own 2011 record for giant pumpkins in Alaska, but it seems he’ll have to wait until next year to create a new record. Megchelsen had himself a…

Alaska Hunter Survives Bear Attack

A hunter spent nearly 36 hours in the Alaskan wilderness awaiting rescue, after being mauled by a brown bear, according to the Alaska National Guard. The grizzly attack took place about 35 miles north of Anaktuvuk Pass, a small Nunamiut…

Sarah Palin PAC is Losing Money, But Why?

Sarah Palin’s political action committee raised a little over $460,000 during the first six months of 2013. Though it may sound like a sizable amount of cash, it isn’t as much as the committee raised during the same period in…

Alaska Air Crash Kills All 10 On Board 1 Day After SF Crash

In a tragic turn of events, a small Alaskan plane crashed at an airport in Soldotna just one day after the San Francisco crash, killing the pilot and all nine passengers on board. Soldotna is about 75 miles southwest of…