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Which version of summer you witnessed depends on where you live in the nation's largest state. The report illustrates the immense size and variety of Alaska weather and terrain.

 

Craig Medred
Kenai Peninsula residents say hundreds of dead jellyfish have washed ashore in recent weeks. But biologists say the die-off is a normal part of the jellyfish life cycle.Megan Edge
Kenai Peninsula residents say hundreds of dead jellyfish have washed ashore in recent weeks. But biologists say the die-off is a normal part of the jellyfish life cycle.Megan Edge
A Friday earthquake centered about 24 miles southeast of Talkeetna occurred at 7:53 p.m. and followed on the heels of a 6.24-magnitude quake that struck Thursday morning about 60 miles southwest of Talkeetna. But Friday's shake wasn't a true aftershock, the state seismologist says. Tegan Hanlon
A planned construction and demolition debris monofill in Chugiak has been delayed by contamination concerns potentially linked to an old municipal landfill next door. Zaz Hollander
The company promoting the controversial and beleaguered Pebble Mine project lost a legal battle on Friday when a federal judge threw out one of its lawsuits against the federal government.Yereth Rosen
The state of Alaska is weighing in on the side of the federal government in court, hoping to help keep alive a U.S. Forest Service timber sale in Southeast, and with it what's left of a once-booming industry.Pat Forgey
Portions of the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea are close to 5 degrees F warmer than average -- conditions that in the past have had a significant impact on Alaska fisheries. Craig Medred
A lawsuit filed against the state by six Alaska children claiming that officials have failed in their obligations to address climate change was rightfully dismissed in 2012, but not for the reasons cited in the lower court’s decision, the state Supreme Court said in a ruling issued Friday. Yereth Rosen

The darkening skies of fall in northern latitudes boost our opportunities to see stars, northern lights and spectacular sunsets.

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