Dogs on treadmills are a rare, but not totally new, training technique for mushers. Dallas Seavey wants to take it to the next level.

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In an effort to extend his training season, defending Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey, 28, is taking climate control into his own hands. He’s equipped the trailer with a refrigerator that cools the unit down to almost freezing. In those chilly temperatures, Seavey runs almost full teams on the device for about an hour at a time.

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“There’s a lot of research that shows that kids who are connected to the outdoors tend to be happier, healthier and do better in school,” U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Alaska Coordinator Steve Brockman explained. “A lot of kids today don’t have that connection with the outdoors.”Melissa Griffiths
 Fishing for this elegant cousin of the trout is often a quiet alternative for those needing a break from the shoulder-to-shoulder “combat” fishing for salmon occurring at Alaska's lower elevations. Joseph Robertia
State records show Walter Palmer has held hunting and fishing licenses in Minnesota, Florida and Alaska, and he claims to have killed a polar bear.Matt Delong | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Iceland says the recent Arctic fishing moratorium, signed by the five Arctic coastal states without Iceland’s participation, is ‘unacceptable’ and a worrying precedent. Iceland has long argued as it should be included in discussions on Arctic fishing given the island nation’s location, fishing industry and scientific research into sustainable marine environments.Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic
The entire population of whimbrels in North America is probably no more than 100,000. During the summer, they are widely scattered along the Alaska coast. John Schandelmeier

Outdoorsman, climber and aspiring filmmaker Clint Helander and six of his friends took the Alaska Railroad from Talkeetna north to Curry for a packrafting adventure.

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Beginners would do well to stick to easier trails around the Bear Cub Quad until they’ve mastered the basics of hurtling downhill on two wheels. Trails reached from the other two lifts -- Ted’s Express and the Glacier Bowl Express -- are more suitable for intermediate and advanced riders.  Lisa Maloney
At the same time, the personal use dipnet fishery at the mouth of the Kenai River will be open 24 hours a day until it ends at 11:59 p.m. Friday.Alaska Dispatch News