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Winter is coming and the U.S. grid remains vulnerable to power plant failures

BY: - July 23, 2023

This story has been updated to correct the spelling of U.S. Sen. John Barrasso’s name. From winter storms to sweltering summer heat, there‚Äôs a consensus among experts that increasing extreme weather, a shifting electric generation mix, delays in getting new power generation projects connected and the difficulties in getting new transmission lines and other infrastructure […]

Bering Sea snow crab support an iconic Alaska seafood harvest, but a crash in population since 2018 has triggered the first-ever closure of the fishery. (Photo provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Alaska crab fishery collapse seen as warning about Bering Sea transformation

BY: - December 26, 2022

Less than five years ago, prospects appeared bright for Bering Sea crab fishers. Stocks were abundant and healthy, federal biologists said, and prices were near all-time highs. Now two dominant crab harvests have been canceled for lack of fish. For the first time, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in October canceled the 2022-2023 […]