Nature & Outdoors

Alaska Science Forum: The sinking feeling over much of Alaska

By Ned Rozell 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...

Scientists hail golden age to trace bird migration with tech

By Christina Larson AP Science Writer TAKOMA PARK, Md. — A plump robin wearing a tiny metal backpack with an antenna hops around a suburban yard in Takoma Park, then plucks a cicada from...

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...

Alaska Science Forum: Alaska earthquake stirs many

By Ned Rozell I just so happened to be stretched out on good ol’ Mother Earth the other night when an earthquake happened. On a Memorial Day overnight canoe trip, a friend and I...

I Went to the Woods: Finding success on its terms

By Jeff Lund For the Juneau Empire Any weekend adventure typically has a few objectives with varying levels of enthusiasm. You’re excited about everything, but scaling does happen. The main objective for my...

On the Trails: Hither and yon in late May

By Mary F. Willson For the Juneau Empire As readers of these essays know, I like to take a walk every day, just to see what I can see (or hear). I’m...

On the Trails: Larcenous lichens and some short stories

By Mary F. Willson For the Juneau Empire A big tide-stranded log on the wetlands was studded with lots of little tufts of “moss.” It didn’t look a bit familiar to any...

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