The Alaska SeaLife Center Launches Chiswell Steller Sea Lion Fundraiser – 20 years of Steller sea lion research is in danger of ending

The Alaska SeaLife Center Launches Chiswell Steller Sea Lion Fundraiser – 20 years of Steller sea lion research is in danger of ending

The Alaska SeaLife Center, a non-profit organization, needs your help! In 1998, the Center’s research staff began studying Endangered Steller sea lions in the Gulf of Alaska using a remote video camera system.  The goal was to gather information without animal disturbance at the Chiswell Island breeding rookery, as well as other […]

Wind is an Alaskan resource we let slip through our fingers.

100% Renewable Alaska

An elegant proposal to transform Alaska’s Rail-Belt to 100% renewable energy. Article and Photos by Bjørn Olson Just after sunrise, the icy hoar frost clinging to the willow branches in the Tanana River Valley begin to shudder. At first, the wind comes in a light zephyr. Branches lazily sway; a […]

Electronic Waste and Recycling

Electronics are an integral part of our lives in the United States. We use computers and phones at work and home, and almost every house has a television. There are electronic components in our cars and appliances. When one of these many electronics breaks or a new phone model comes […]

A NASA graphic showing some of the space junk their researchers are tracking.

Streaking, Manmade Lights in the Sky

by Ned Rozell- I slept outside a few nights ago. Lying a platform of packed snow, my face looking upward from the sleeping bag, I squinted at the Big Dipper. Within a few minutes, what appeared to be a moving star slanted across the dipper. Then another. And another. About […]

Photo from the Seafood Expo North America in Boston. Photo by Jake Jacobsen

Fish Factor: Ugly Crab, Hatchery Hauls, and Tracking FVs

by Laine Welch- Get Ugly “It’s what’s on the inside that counts” is the message Alaska crab marketers are pushing to encourage their customers to put appearances aside. “We’re telling them to Get Ugly,” said Tyson Fick, executive director of the trade group, Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers, speaking of the new […]

The Moose Pass Moosebots. L to R: Trevor Guernsey, Jean Kingsford, Casey Bryden (aka “the Moosecot”) Jack Lindquist, Francisco Sanchez, Alejandro Sanchez, Aly Guernsey, Emma Hornberger. Photo by Wendy Bryden.

Moose Pass Moosebots Win Award at State Tournament

The Moose Pass FIRST Lego League Robotics team, the Moosebots, won the Core Values Inspiration award at the state tournament  in Anchorage, which was held January 20th.  The award celebrates a team that is empowered by their FIRST LEGO League experience and displays extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit. FIRST Lego League […]

Foreman Mark Hanson and driver Tavis Chaffin at the Thompson Pass DOT shop. Photo by Allison Sayer.

Keeping Thompson Pass Clear

by Allison Sayer for Seward City News- What’s it like to drive a plow truck in one of the snowiest places on earth? And what kind of equipment can move all that snow? I visited the DOT station in Thompson Pass on December 21 to learn more about this tough […]

The most remote places in Alaska. Map by Dorte Dissing.

The Most Remote Place in the U.S.

by Ned Rozell- Richard Forman, a Harvard professor of landscape ecology, once visited a mangrove swamp in the Florida Everglades that he described as the most remote place in the eastern U.S. The swamp was 17 miles from any road. What’s the most remote spot in Alaska? Dorte Dissing once […]

Seward Student Science Challenge Scholarships Update

Seward Student Science Challenge Scholarships Update

Hello! I just wanted to let you know we’ve raised $2500 in scholarship funding! Many Thanks goes to Chugach Electric, Marathon Constructors Inspector Services, First National Bank, Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce, and the Seward Chamber of Commerce. While this is exciting and we are so grateful, we are still […]