Environment

Russell Nelson

Having overstayed its visit in the Igushik River by about 3 months, Coast Guard says the F/V Lone Star could finally depart Sunday.

The Veniaminof Volcano is Erupting Again

Oct 8, 2013
Dave Schneider

The Veniaminof Volcano on the Alaska Peninsula began erupting again over the weekend resulting in an increase in the volcano alert level. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Lt. Daniel Peters / U.S. Coast Guard

The Coast Guard confirms that progress has been made in the effort to recover the sunken fishing tender Lone Star from the bottom of the Igushik River. The 78-foot vessel sank in a channel in the Igushik River on June 30th.

Dave Schneider

A piece of equipment installed a few years ago near Dillingham has helped detect a small explosive event at the far away Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

NOAA Fisheries

Thousands of Pacific Walruses are hauling out on a remote barrier island in the Chukchi Sea, near Point Lay. The walruses were spotted by NOAA scientists participating in an aerial survey.

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service is rolling out some significant changes to the marine weather forecast for the Bristol Bay region. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services confirms that there is an ongoing syphilis outbreak in Alaska that is primarily affecting men.

The Coast Guard says the front of the vessel is lodged so deeply in mud that salvage crews have been unable to wrap a second chain around it.

Mike Mason

The next attempt to remove the sunken fishing tender Lone Star from the mouth of the Igushik River is set to get started this week. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

wikipedia.org

Radiation from the Fukushima Nuclear Plant in Japan continues to leak into the Pacific Ocean raising concerns that seafood is being contaminated. However, the Food and Drug Administration reports that so far there is no evidence that radionuclides from the Fukushima incident are present in the U.S. food supply at levels that would pose a public health concern.

The Veniaminof Volcano is Settling Down

Sep 21, 2013
AVO

Once of the most active volcano’s in Alaska has begun to settle down after several months of eruptive activity. On Friday the Alaska Volcano Observatory lowered the Volcano Alert Level for the Veniaminof Volcano to “Advisory” from the more severe “Watch”.

Mike Mason

For the next several day’s a group of salvage experts will try once again to raise the sunken tender Lone Star from the bottom of the Igushik River. The impact of the sinking on the local commercial salmon fishery was outlined this week during a meeting in Dillingham. KDLG’s Mike Mason was there and filed this report.

The most recent population numbers for caribou on the Nushagak Peninsula indicates that the local herd is growing. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Russel Nelson

The new plan to recover the sunken fishing tender Lone Star has been approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. The vessel has been sitting in the middle of one of the major sockeye salmon producing rivers in Bristol Bay since late June.

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