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 relentless advance of Hubbard Glacier takes center stage in Yakutat, but the area surrounding the town is one of the world’s great examples of geology in action.read more
Yakutat once found quirky fame as a surfing destination for the adventurous. Now, residents are looking into capturing wave energy to provide the town’s power.read more
A breakthrough by a University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher could lead to computer hard drives capable of storing much more data in a smaller space.read more
Meet Togiak, the male coyote who came from a litter that was living in a den in the flight path at the military base in Anchorage, Alaska., and Aurora, who was discovered on the runway of the same base.read more
In Alaska, few studies have explored seaweed, even though there is growing interest in harvesting it for food and fertilizer. Now a graduate student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is part of a team taking some important first steps to determine whether seaweed and wrack can be harvested more broadly in Southcentral Alaska.read more
Become an Industry Sponsor
Many people only associate Native corporations with resource extraction projects and investments; however, most have far more diversified investment portfolios, with many teaming up with local businesses.
Sabrewing Aircraft Company, Inc. and the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island (ACSPI), the Unangan (Aleut) Tribe of Native Alaskans, located on St. Paul and St. George in the Pribilof Islands, jointly announced they signed a history-making agreement for Sabrewing to provide a mix of up to ten aircraft.
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How to Fix an Earthquake in Four Days
At 8:30 a.m. on November 30, Alaskans were shaken by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit about eight miles north of Anchorage. Just minutes after the earth stopped rumbling, photos and videos started circulating on social media depicting the damage in and around the area. Days after the earthquake, more photos started making the rounds, now showing side-by-side comparisons between impacted infrastructure and roads and repairs already made. How did things improve so quickly?