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The sinking feeling over much of Alaska

To the delight of the local mosquitoes, Nicholas Hasson steps through a tangle of prickly spruce branches while wearing a backpack that holds a scientific instrument.Hasson is walking as straight a line as...

Alaska Earthquake Stirs Many; the Beat Goes On

An Alaska Earthquake center map of all the earthquakes that happened in 2020, including the epicenter of a

Federal Appeals Court Reverses Failure to Protect Pacific Walrus

9th Circuit Overturns Decision That Walruses Don’t Require Endangered Species Act ProtectionThe Pacific walrus is threatened by climate change (Credit: USFWS)SAN FRANCISCO— The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the...

Study forecasts a more fiery future for Southcentral Alaska

The Swan Lake fire rages in a forest on the Kenai Peninsula in 2019. Photo courtesy of Alaska Fire Service Some of the weather conditions that led to the destructive McKinley and Swan

Bringing the world to a standstill

Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, Katmai National Park and Preserve, south-central Alaska. Image-R. McGimsey/U.S. Geological SurveyOn a fine June day about 100 years ago, in a green mountain valley where the Aleutians stick...

Wolf-virus study shows the virtue of space

Wolves in the Denali National Park and Preserve. National Park Service Trail camera image.Wolves with adequate social distancing from humans tend to avoid nasty viruses, scientists have found.In a study of more than...

NASA crews plan busy summer at Poker Flat Research Range

NASA’s annual maintenance visits to Poker Flat Research Range have resumed after a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with big projects this year including removal of a little-used launcher and the...

The secret life of an Alaska fish

In Alaska’s infinite waters swims a handsome, silvery fish. Until recently, we knew little about the Bering cisco, which exists only around Alaska and Siberia. Then a scientist combined his unique life experiences...

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