Sunday, July 14, 2024

Tag: discoveries

Spring break on ice

Feeding sled dogs under a starlit sky. Biking 40 miles to a backcountry lodge. Piloting a snowmachine along the Iditarod Trail. These are not typical...

Salmon is on the menu for Lake Clark’s wolves

Deep within Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, staff at a remote ranger station on the north shore of Telaquana Lake noted something amiss....

Scientists seek US backcountry skiers to measure snowpack

ANCHORAGE — America's space agency wants you to head for the mountains with a smartphone and a measuring stick. NASA's earth science arm is funding...

Beavers slapping tails on far-north waters

Animals the size of Labrador retrievers are changing the face of Alaska, creating new ponds visible from space. “These guys leave a mark,” UAF ecologist...

Salmon complete 1,000-mile journey, and life

MOUTH OF THE DELTA RIVER — On a morning with biting air in the single digits Fahrenheit, this river smells like sulfur and is...

When Jerry Brown came to Nome

A few Alaska researchers recently accepted a surprise assignment of giving Jerry Brown a tour of the Seward Peninsula. The California governor was stopping in...

Biographer profiles scientist-explorer of northeast Alaska

In the early 1990s, Janet Collins was hiking in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge when she saw “Camp 163” labeled on her map. Intrigued,...