Day: July 1, 2016

‘World-class’ landslide rocks Southeast and beyond

A massive landslide, estimated to be around six-and-half miles long, near Glacier Bay has scientists in New York clambering to get to Southeast. The slide happened Tuesday morning, and was discovered by a local pilot. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/01LandslideINTRO.mp3 On Tuesday morning, when Paul Swanstrom saw the dust cloud hovering over the Lamplugh Glacier, he says he knew what it was immediately. “You bet because we’ve seen these landslides before,” he says. “It made the air a little dusty, but it’s not any danger, no.” This landslide in Glacier Bay National Park, like the ones in 2014 and 2012, sent millions of...

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Alaska Native identity researchers present initial findings

Researchers from New Mexico and Denmark were in Haines, Klukwan and Juneau the past couple months interviewing Alaska Native people about identity. After surveying more than 100 people, they presented the initial results from the study at the Haines Library and the Sealaska Heritage Institute in Juneau. (Audio courtesy of SHI.) https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/28NativeIDwINTRO.mp3 How strongly people connect with being Alaska Native could influence whether they feel more attached to their clan or their community. That’s one of the initial findings from a study led by Caitlin Stern and Jessie Barker. Stern is from Haines originally but now is a fellow...

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