The US Department of Agriculture states there were 762 farms in 2012, up from 686 in 2007. However, for some farmers like the ones that own Alaska Flour Company farming isn’t just about self-sustainability-- it’s about improving Alaska.
Climate change is an increasing problem on the global stage, and its effects, including increased droughts and natural disasters, are a cause for concern. A senior government official recently said not only is climate change present in Alaska. It’s accelerating. KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.
The national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign will end on September first. Alaska State Troopers have been patrolling statewide day and night keeping an eye out for impaired drivers.
Each year the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsors the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over program, which varies state to state. It focuses on reducing the amount of driving under the influence on a state level.
The head of the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration came to Alaska Tuesday. She accompanied the Secretary of Commerce, who was carrying out an official visit. In an interview with KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh, she discussed the administration’s current priorities.
A newly released report says that increasing portions of the National Forest Service’s budget are dedicated to fighting wildfires. It also suggests that may have a detrimental impact on the rest of its work. KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.
With summer approaching its end, so is berry picking season. Gathering Alaskan berries brings people outside and gets them moving, while simultaneously providing delicious fruits to eat, freeze, can, bake with or dry. There are some that believe Alaska berries have more nutrients and antioxidants than those in the lower 48.
Alaska is home to blueberries, cranberries, currents, salmon berries and strawberries. Each provide vitamins, fiber and antioxidants that can help prevent chronic diseases. However, their nutrients may be underestimated.
Each year 95,000 American women are diagnosed with a gynecological cancer and one third of those will die from the disease. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2014 there will be 40,000 women who will die from breast cancer. However, organizations such as American cancer Society and Foundation for Women’s Cancer work together to raise awareness and help keep women alive.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced this week the approval of the first grant application to assist fishermen affected by the 2012 commercial fisheries failure in the Yukon Chinook, Kuskokwim Chinook and Cook Inlet fisheries.
With 82% of the state’s towns and villages inaccessible by road, aviation has played an important role in Alaska. The state’s Department of Transportation is recognizing this with National Aviation Day. KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.
Thursday’s EPA hearing featured a strong presence by local native associations and tribes, both for and against 404(c) regulations that would close off Bristol Bay to large-scale mining. KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.
Scientists are not sure what the exact causes of autism spectrum disorder are and there are all sorts of characteristics that vary from person to person. However, because of the common deficits in social communication and restricted patterns of behavior seen in most people with autism, a potential altercation with the police can prove to be a problem.