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In the crosshairs of an atmospheric river

Because of where Southeast Alaska sits — at the wetted lips of the planet’s widest expanse of blue — it is often soaked by atmospheric rivers, firehoses of moisture flowing up from the tropics. And even though the forests and muskegs of Southeast Alaska have evolved to drink up and shed stunning amounts of rain, sometimes it is too much.

Alaska Science Forum: Dave Covey made the world a calmer place

When Dave Covey walked up with a smile, your day was about to become calmer. And then he fixed your irritating computer problem in 10 seconds. He left us last week — a quiet exit that was totally Dave. He died at 64 of cancer he told few people about.

UA regents approve changes for UAA education majors

A plan approved on April 8 by the University of Alaska Board of Regents would allow students in Anchorage to continue to pursue their...

Obituary: Clifford Philip Collins

Clifford Philip Collins (“Phil”) was born on October 14, 1934 and arrived in Cordova by steamship with his parents in 1939.  After graduating from...

Researchers delve into unexamined world of Alaska seaweed

By Lauren Frisch For The Cordova TimesGrowing up near the beach, Brian Ulaski often overlooked wrack, the seaweed that washes up on coastlines.Later, as an undergraduate...

City urges support for continuing Sea Grant program

City officials are urging the University of Alaska Fairbanks to continue providing an Alaska Sea Grant position for Marine Advisory Program faculty in Cordova...

Laird wins regional science prize

A home-schooled student from Cordova, Helen Laird, has won regional competition in the Alaska Statewide High School Science Symposium, and now heads for national...

Future workforce will be smaller, but smarter

Fishing industry officials faced with a declining workforce are increasingly modernizing and automating equipment to meet harvesting and processing demands with a smaller, but...

Tuition-free expeditions for girls offer wilderness experience

Applicants are being sought from girls ages 16 and 17 for tuition free summer science and wilderness expeditions in Alaska, Colorado and Washington state.The...

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...
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