first_imgIndividual news stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download AudioNASA Testing Arctic Sea Ice Monitoring Technology With High-Flying Ex-Spy PlaneDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksNASA is piloting a mission out of Fairbanks with a specialized plane that can fly high enough to test technology destined for satellite applications.Report Investigates Coal Dust Hazards In SewardEllen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageAlaska Community Action on Toxics has issued a new report on the hazards of coal dust in Seward.  The organization is recommending further monitoring, but city officials deny that local air quality is poor.Musk Ox Killed After Attacking Sled DogZachariah Hughes, KNOM – NomeLiving with wildlife isn’t always easy, as a recent incident with a musk ox attack in Kotzebue makes clear.In Transition: When a Family of Five Calls One Room HomeLisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauJuneau charity organization St. Vincent de Paul has a record high number of people staying in its transitional housing shelter. Usually, around 55 people live in the 26 units. At the moment, there are 66 occupants, almost half are children.FERC Nominee Approved Despite Murkowski’s ObjectionPhillip Manning, KTNA – TalkeetnaOn Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm two members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  One of those nominations was approved over the outspoken objection of Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski.Earthquake Rattles Yakutat; Felt in Whitehorse; No Damage ReportedTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksA strong earthquake near the Canadian border rattled portions of Southern Alaska and the Yukon Territory just before 4 this morning.Skiing on Eagle Glacier Connects Alaska to the World Joaquin Palomino, KSKA – AnchorageIn most places, summer isn’t the best time to ski. But atop a mile-high glacier in Girdwood, elite skiers have converged from across the country and the world, to train.People Mover Teams Up With Google To Make Bus Route Planning EasierAnne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageAnchorage’s People Mover bus system is trying to become more people, and tech, friendly. You can now use Google Maps to figure out your bus route.last_img read more