US keeping eye on North Korea's missile program: Pentagon chief

US keeping eye on North Korea's missile program: Pentagon chief

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday the US military was keeping a vigilant eye on North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs, and was continually expanding its defenses against a possible missile attack by Pyongyang.

Earthquake of 7.1 magnitude shakes Alaska,  shudders felt for hundreds of miles

Earthquake of 7.1 magnitude shakes Alaska, shudders felt for hundreds of miles

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck remote southern Alaska early on Sunday, unleashing shudders felt several hundred miles (km) from the tremor`s lakefront epicenter near on the far end of Cook Inlet from Anchorage, the state`s largest city.

7.1-magnitude earthquake hits southern Alaska coast: USGS

A major earthquake measuring 7.1 magnitude on the richter scale struck southern Alaska at 1030 GMT on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake occurred near Pedro Bay at a depth of 104 kilometers (65 miles), according to scientists with the US Geological Survey.

Alaska permafrost thawing sooner than expected

Alaska permafrost thawing sooner than expected

Up to a quarter of the permafrost that lies just under the ground surface in Alaska could thaw by the end of the century, according to a new study.

Watch: 'Running Wild' in Alaska - Barack Obama with Bear Grylls

Watch: 'Running Wild' in Alaska - Barack Obama with Bear Grylls

Obama featured on Grylls' “Running Wild” show and the episode focussed on Alaska.

Exotic Destinations to spend Christmas

Exotic Destinations to spend Christmas

Read about some exotic Christmas destinations in the World

Magnitude-6.2 earthquake hits off Alaska's Aleutian Islands

A magnitude-6.2 earthquake has struck off Alaska's sparsely populated Aleutian Islands. The U.S. Geological Survey says the temblor hit just after 7 a.M. Alaska time and was centered 58 miles (93 kilometers) southeast of Atka.

Arctic Ocean to have less ice, more water by 2050s

Arctic Ocean to have less ice, more water by 2050s

By the 2070s, there could be close to 200 days a year with no sea ice at Drew Point, which is likely to worsen coastal erosion.

US cancels plans to allow Arctic oil drilling

The US government has cancelled plans to allow oil drilling along the Arctic coasts of Alaska for the next two years, the interior department announced.

Shell halts controversial oil exploration in Alaska

Shell halts controversial oil exploration in Alaska

Royal Dutch Shell began drilling there in July, two months after US President Barack Obama approved Arctic drilling, despite opposition from environmentalists.

`Duck-billed` dinos once thrived in snowy dark of Alaska

Researchers have discovered a new hadrosaur species on Alaska's North Slope, finding evidence for the "lost world" of the cold weather dinosaurs.

Chinese ships headed home after Bering Sea sighting: US Navy

 

Washington: Five Chinese Navy ships sighted in the Bering Sea off Alaska during a visit to the region by US President Barack Obama have begun their "return transit," the US Navy`s top uniformed officer told Reuters on Thursday.

China says naval ships in Bering Sea on normal drills

China`s Defence Ministry said on Thursday that Chinese naval ships were in the Bering Sea carrying out routine exercises.

Five Chinese naval ships spotted in Bering Sea: Pentagon

The Pentagon on Wednesday confirmed the presence of five Chinese naval vessels in the Bering Sea between Russia and Alaska, which US President Barack Obama is currently visiting.

Climate change: These pictures show how global warming is altering Alaska

Climate change: These pictures show how global warming is altering Alaska

It seems the effects of climate change are moving a bit faster than expected in Alaska. 

Obama tours glacier to highlight march of climate change

Obama tours glacier to highlight march of climate change

US President Barack Obama viewed Alaska's Exit Glacier, in a bid to drive home the impact climate change is already having on America.

We're not acting fast enough on global warming: Barack Obama in Alaska

We're not acting fast enough on global warming: Barack Obama in Alaska

Addressing a Arctic climate change conference in Alaska, Barack Obama made an urgent plea to the world to identify the dangers of global warming.

Climate change defining threat of century: Barack Obama

Climate change defining threat of century: Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama warned on Monday that climate change is no longer a problem of the future, but rather a challenge for now and one that will define the next century.

North America's tallest mountain Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali

North America's tallest mountain Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali

Mount McKinley, the tallest of North America's mountains, is officially being renamed Denali, the White House has said, on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska.

Tallest mountain in North America renamed: White House

 Mount McKinley, the tallest of North America`s mountains, is officially being renamed Denali, the White House said Sunday, on the eve of President Barack Obama`s historic visit to Alaska.