Hurricane Ian slashed through Florida’s Gulf Coast, one week after remnants of Typhoon Merbok battered a wider swath of Western Alaska.
“These salmon literally bring back tons of fertilizer to these systems,” says UAF aquatic ecologist Mark Wipfli.
Clear as gin, brown as iced tea, or tinted aquamarine by glacial dust, Alaska’s freshwater supply is so abundant the numbers are hard to comprehend.
Checking in with an active Arctic community: musk oxen, lynx, and trees are on the move.
Recalling the three-man US Army expedition that put Interior Alaska on the map, literally.
A crust of ice is aggravating for moose, lethal for their calves, inconvenient for smaller mammals, yet a boon to wolves. Interior Alaska may have to get used to it.
A Juneau researcher presented findings to the American Geophysical Union fall meeting of microplastic particles collected in rain samples, likely blown in from the ocean.
Scientists are finding waters of the Bering Strait are becoming much noisier due to more industrial ship traffic. Alaska residents of the region have noticed more garbage floating ashore recently.
A workplace for volcanologists, glaciologists, seismologists, aurora-ologists and other types of scientists, the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has endured since the 1940s. Why?
The two-acre exotic tree plantation is part of a much-larger “boreal arboretum” on the UAF campus, which mostly consists of native spruce, birch, aspen, poplar and willow trees.