In little Cordova, Alaska, a town accessible only by air and sea, they're struggling with removing the 130 inches of snow that have fallen in December and the first eight days of January — and more snow is on the way.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned today that the era of inexpensive natural gas is coming to an end. As one of the world's largest gas producers, Russia is a key player in the energy market.
The tanker Renda has anchored off the coast of Nome, Alaska. All that's left now is for the 1.3 million gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel to be off-loaded into town, using a pipe stretched a half a mile over ice-covered ocean.
Southeast Alaska comprises a huge portion of the US seafood industry — as much as 50 percent. So locals are extremely nervous as British Columbia expands its mining industry, on the upstream portions of those same Alaskan rivers.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with University of Alaska entomologist Derek Sikes. He's among those searching for new signs of life on Kasatochi. An eruption there last year incinerated the island's plants and animals.
A Japanese fishing boat that was swept out to sea during the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 has been sent to the bottom of the Gulf of Alaska by a U.S. Coast Guard cutter. The vessel was sunk to prevent it from endangering other ships as well as keep it off North American shores.