Nature & Outdoors

Plastic ingenuity provides safe river exit

The hull of the canoe the river folded over a rock. Image-Ned RozellOur Labor Day canoe trip went a day long, and almost a boat short.With our daughter traveling with teammates

Find out more about the very hungry caterpillars munching on Southeast Alaska’s hemlock trees

A bump of atypically brown-tinged hemlock trees is evident on Mount McGinnis —at least on the recently rare days that it’s visible from the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. When viewed through a pair of...

On the Trails: A good morning in the meadows

By Mary F. Willson On a gray mid-August morning with shirt-sleeve temperatures, a friend and I went up the Spaulding Trail to visit the first meadows near the trail. Recent heavy rains had...

Diversity helps a place survive

<img data-attachment-id="57573" data-permalink="https://alaska-native-news.com/diversity-helps-a-place-survive/57572/image2021-09-03-1/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/alaska-native-news.com/wp-content/uploads/image2021-09-03-1.jpg?fit=679%2C563&ssl=1" data-orig-size="679,563" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="image2021-09-03 (1)" data-image-description="<p>Keith Mather, a director of the Geophysical Institute in the 1960s when it welcomed many scientists who were studying things other than the Aurora...

On the Trails: A not at all mythical sticky situation

By Mary F. Willson A pretty little perennial plant (Triantha glutinosa) grows in many of our muskegs. It’s sometimes called sticky asphodel, after the flowers that were said to grow in the Elysian...

What does it take to reach 75?

The Elvey Building (with the satellite dish on top) is the home to

Alaska Science Forum: What does it take to reach 75?

By Ned Rozell We just had a party up here, to celebrate the Geophysical Institute’s 75th year of existence. Seventy-five years also happens to be the average life expectancy for a human these days....

Resilient Peoples Place: Riding Northern swells with Zoé Bulard

By Bethany Sonsini Goodrich YAKUTAT —When conjuring an image of ‘surf culture,’ people tend to imagine Hawaiian or Californian breaks with dark-tanned bodies in swimsuits dropping into bright blue barrels. But what about surf...

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