A new study of blue whales in the eastern Pacific has found that the population of the behemoths there has bounced back to near pre-whaling levels. But other populations of blues elsewhere are not doing nearly as well.
In a small community in Alaska residents are speaking a language that you might not expect. Its roots come from a country that colonized Alaska in the 18th century. For today's Geo Quiz, name that country.
Deep beneath the frozen Arctic are deposits of methane. Lots of methane. And there's even more on the sea floor. As the environment warms, these deposits are being released into the atmosphere, presenting grave risks of runaway warming.
Southern Sudanese refugees in Anchorage, Alaska have started language classes for their Americanized children. The classes in the Nuer language help the children connect to their families. Annie Feidt of Alaska Public Radio Network reports.
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.