Alaska’s distinct environment makes it ripe for scientific research. Being home to a vast array of ice such as permafrost, glaciers, and sea ice makes Alaska an optimal location to learn about the effects of climate change on communities and the businesses operating within the Arctic. The state’s diverse flora and fauna offer researchers and science enthusiasts a multitude of topics to study.
Latest Science News
The icebreaking tanker SS Manhattan was an oil company’s attempt to see if it might be profitable to move Alaska oil to the East Coast by plowing through the ice-clogged Northwest Passage.read more
Brittany Jones’s goal is to find out the respiration rates of five species of clams. But why should anyone care about clam breath?read more
A team of researchers has a plan to slow the melting of northern sea ice using a sand-like substance.read more
Following the warmest March Alaskans have ever felt, forecasters are predicting a mellow transition from ice to water for most big rivers in the state.read more
Turkey vultures are most sensitive to a gas called ethanethiol, the rotten-egg scent that wafts from a carcass in the first 24 hours after something dies.read more
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