6.8 magnitude quake strikes offshore Alaska: USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck off the southwest coast of Alaska on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Pentagon plans long-range missile defence radar in Alaska

 The US Defense Department on Friday announced plans to deploy a new long-range radar in central Alaska that would help the US missile defence system better discern potential enemy missiles launched by Iran or North Korea and increase the capacity of interceptors in the ground in Alaska and California.

Thousands of snow geese fall dead from sky in Idaho

Avian cholera is suspected in the deaths of at least 2,000 snow geese that fell dead from the sky in Idaho while migrating to nesting grounds on the northern coast of Alaska, wildlife managers said Monday.

NASA's Earth mission set to map frozen soil

 NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission launched on January 31 to measure moisture on the top few inches of soil globally will begin monitoring the frozen or thawed landscape by April-end.

In US, six people die daily from alcohol poisoning

An average of six people die from alcohol poisoning every day in the United States, according to a US government report out on Tuesday.

Obama bars oil, gas drilling in Alaska haven

President Barack Obama declared Alaska`s ecologically rich Bristol Bay off-limits for oil and gas exploration on Tuesday, saying the move was necessary to safeguard the region`s fishing and tourism industries.

Alaska's most active volcano starts erupting

Alaska's most active volcano is spitting lava into the air and producing an ash cloud at low elevations.

Republican wins US Senate race in Alaska

A Republican won Alaska's US Senate race a week after Election Day, further expanding the opposition party's majority.

Remains of Ice Age infants found in Alaska

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of two Ice Age infants buried more than 11,000 years ago at a site in Alaska, which represent the youngest human remains ever found in North America.

Alaska: Baby skeletons hint at death rituals 11,500 years ago

A pair of baby skeletons in Alaska are more than 11,500 years old and offer new hints about the death rituals of early people in North America, researchers said Monday.

Baby skeletons hint at death rituals 11,500 years ago

A pair of baby skeletons in Alaska are more than 11,500 years old and offer new hints about the death rituals of early people in North America, researchers said Monday.

US capital votes to legalize marijuana

Voters in the US capital backed legalizing marijuana Tuesday, in a symbolic victory for campaigners aiming to build on two states` 2012 decision to allow weed for recreational purposes.

US court lifts gay wedding bans in five more states

A US federal court swept away bans on same-sex marriage in five more US states, bringing the number where gay weddings are permissible, or soon will be, to 35.

Snoop Dogg promises concert if Alaska legalises marijuana
Snoop Dogg promises concert if Alaska legalises marijuana

 

Los Angeles: Rapper Snoop Dogg says he will do a concert in Alaska if voters in November approve an initiative legalising recreational use of marijuana.

6.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Alaska: USGS

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Alaska on Thursday and was felt in the largest city Anchorage, the US Geological Survey and social media reported.

Russian fighters intercepted by US near Alaska

Two Russian fighters entered a US "air defense identification zone" two days ago and were intercepted by American F-22 jets near Alaska, military officers have said.

Alaskan frogs freeze themselves to survive extreme cold

Scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have found that wood frogs in subarctic interior Alaska survive cold during winter season by freezing themselves below minus 18 degrees Celsius for up to 218 days and then come back to life in the spring season.

New duck-billed dinosaur footprints found in US

Duck-billed dinosaurs not only lived in multi-generational herds but thrived in the ancient high latitude, polar ecosystem as paleontologists have discovered a remarkable new track site filled with duck-billed dinosaur footprints in Denali National Park, Alaska.

Major earthquake hits off Alaska`s Aleutian Islands

A magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck deep under the ocean floor near Alaska`s Aleutian Islands, triggering shaking felt over vast distances and setting off a small tsunami, the National Tsunami Warning Center said.

Major quake strikes off Alaska; local tsunami warning

An 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska, the US Geological Survey has said, generating a local tsunami warning.