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In climate bid, Obama stares down melting Alaska glacier

SEWARD, Alaska — President Barack Obama stared down a melting glacier in Alaska on Tuesday in a dramatic use of his presidential pulpit to sound the alarm on climate change.

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Invasive elodea found south of Nenana; first Interior sighting beyond Fairbanks area

FAIRBANKS—An aquatic weed previously thought to have invaded only Interior waterways around Fairbanks has now been spotted downstream of Nenana.

  • icon Posted: September 01

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A grizzly bear looks up from foraging on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

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McKinley-themed businesses look ahead after name change
Updated: August 31, 2015 - 7:53 pm

FAIRBANKS—Mt. McKinley Bank is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, but few would have expected when it was founded that the bank would outlast the mountain.

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Obama, in Alaska, calls for action on global climate change
Updated: September 01, 2015 - 11:46 am

ANCHORAGE—A packed Dena'ina Center filled with foreign ministers, climate experts, Alaska Native leaders and media from around the world hushed shortly before 5 p.m. when U.S. Secretary John Kerry took the dais to introduce the 44th president.

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Chena River flood watch extended until Tuesday
Updated: August 30, 2015 - 7:01 pm

FAIRBANKS - The National Weather Service has extended a flood watch on parts of the rain-swollen Chena River until Tuesday.

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The sprawling impact of an ancient Alaska lake
Posted: August 30, 2015

FAIRBANKS - Many years ago, geologists stood on the bank of the Copper River and watched Childs Glacier thunder icebergs straight into the river. Using a little imagination, one researcher remarked how an advance of the glacier could seal off the big river.

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