A few times each week, someone carries something dead or alive through the doors of the UA Museum of the North, hoping an expert can identify it…
With all the warmth-driven changes to Alaska in the news, this right-on-time snow coverage is comforting.
Because people live on the slopes of Alaska volcanoes and thousands more fly through their blast zones each day, scientists want to forecast eruptions with more precision.
A few researchers took a few breaths recently to put together a new document. In it, they summarize what scientists have observed in this place that is changing faster than anywhere else in the US.
Every Alaskan owns at least one version of a sensitive scientific instrument: the thermometer. But what is it measuring?
In 1960 the Alaska Department of Fish and Game conducted a wolf-planting experiment on Coronation Island in southeast Alaska. Alaska’s only wolf-stocking experiment taught biologists the importance of habitat size.
Icelanders will soon install a plaque they hope people will read, long after those who bolted it to a mountain are dead.
LeConte Glacier near Petersburg is the farthest-south glacier that spills into the sea on this side of the equator. Where that ice tongue dips into salty water, scientists recently measured melting much greater than predicted.
Marked by metal cones and a clear-cut swath twenty feet wide, Alaska’s border with Canada is one of the great feats of wilderness surveying.
The relocation of an Alaska village is happening fast this summer, after many years of planning and work.