Several months ago, Margan Grover -- a field anthropologist and research associate at UAA -- asked the Alaska Department of Fish and Game if UAA could acquire several bear carcasses for its forensics class.
A recent multiyear community archeology project at Cape Krusenstern National Monument was been recognized for its research, public outreach and local education efforts last week when it was named a winner of the 2015 John L. Cotter Award for Excellence in National Park Service Archeology. Jillian Rogers
Water held under pressure by permafrost can be a problem if we try to use it. In 1946, workers for the Army Corps of Engineers drilled a well near the eastern end of Farmers Loop in Fairbanks. They penetrated a permafrost layer and the non-frozen layer beneath it. At about 100 feet, they hit water. It was under so much pressure that a 4-foot gusher erupted. Ned Rozell
The Fish and Wildlife Service acknowledges that Arctic climate change is the top threat to polar bears, but it says its ability to take action is limited to tasks that fall short of greenhouse gas restrictions. Yereth Rosen
A new, comprehensive report tracks loss of northern Alaska coastline since the late 1940s. The erosion, packed into a few months a year, is some of the most dramatic in the nation, researchers say.Yereth Rosen
The new research provides evidence that is not only consistent with — but also strengthens — the growing body of research on the benefits of nature exposure. Granted, brain scan research can be controversial – and conditions like depression seldom have a single, simple cause. Chris Mooney