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Alaska Science Forum: Giant storms, big waves and chilly winds

By Ned Rozell Alaska went big on New Year’s. First, on New Year’s Eve 2020, a superstorm spun its way through the North Pacific Ocean and into the Aleutian Islands. The twirling mass of gases surrounding Earth...

On The Trails: In the court of the golden-crowned kinglet

Golden-crowned kinglets have appeared in these essays several times, but never as the main feature. So I decided to devote most of one essay to these tiny birds. I was prompted to do so...

Sustainable Alaska: Building resilience on a restless Earth

By Sonia Nagorski For the Juneau Empire A recent study linked the fall of the Roman Republic in 43 AD to the eruption of one of Alaska’s Aleutian volcanoes. The fallout from Okmok volcano circled the...

On The Trails: Wandering woodpeckers and active arthropods

By Mary F. Willson For the Juneau Empire A female hairy woodpecker visits my suet feeder regularly, and I’d bet any money that she is the same one that came all summer long, as a juvenile,...

Focal Point: How to nail low-light photos

By Heather Holt For the Juneau Empire Southeast Alaska weather observations for the week — showers, rain showers then snow showers, then scattered showers, cloudy, mostly cloudy, partly cloudy — you get the gist. Living in...

On The Trails: Early winter walks

By Mary F. Willson A visit to the lower reaches of the Herbert and Eagle rivers usually turns up something of interest. A recent warm spell meant that looking for critter tracks in snow would be...

Eaglecrest opens for the season

After a couple of weather-related delays, Juneau’s ski area is open. Eaglecrest Ski Area will be open daily through Jan. 10 with the exceptions of Dec. 25 and Jan. 7, Eaglecrest announced. The regular operating...

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Submit your Wild Shots! The Empire Outdoors page is looking for superb images of Alaska’s wildlife, scenery or plant life. Send your photos to [email protected] For all photos include the name of the photographer, a...

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