A guided ice-climbing trip gives many visitors to the 26-mile glacier a healthy respect for climate, landscape, and the power of Mother Nature.

Erin Kirkland
Although there have been no maulings or injuries in the area near the confluence of the Kenai and Russian rivers, bears have approached anglers in the area, swiping fish or backpacks. Mike Campbell
Dogs on treadmills are a rare, but not totally new, training technique for mushers. Dallas Seavey wants to take it to the next level.Suzanna Caldwell

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.

Suzanna Caldwell,Loren Holmes
“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
After four years of investigations and four separate criminal cases brought by the state against a Wasilla-based fishing and hunting guide, an Anchorage judge was unconvinced and handed down minimal penalties against the guide in the sole unresolved case.Jerzy Shedlock
Champion mushers and rookies alike met in downtown Fairbanks Saturday during the first day of signups for the 2016 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.Associated Press
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)
 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
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