City signs agreement with USACE to advance port project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District and the City of Nome signed an agreement yesterday (Jan. 25) that will advance the construction of the first deep-water port in the Arctic, which has a price tag of over $600 million.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a signing ceremony in the city for…

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Jellyfish Numbers Rising in Bering Sea; Scientists Studying Potential Impacts

Sikuliaq, Nome, AK, July 2015

According to researcher Mary Beth Decker, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has been recording jellyfish numbers in the Bering Sea for the last 40 years using their trawls. In recent years, the population has spiked, and researchers know that they have impacts on the ecosystem, because they feed on things that fish eat. But the question is: what is the extent of their impact?

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