There are still likely to be pulses of ice passing through the river there, but the first stage of breakup was somewhat benign.
There is a high potential for snow-jam or icemelt flooding, but recent cold nights have allowed for a relatively consistent melt so far.
With an annual runoff of 650 million acre-feet, Alaska has about one-third the total of the country’s water.
After a polar bear damaged George Divoky’s cabin on Cooper Island, he returned to patch up the spot he’s used to monitor bird populations for nearly 50 years.
From moose to owls, a number of creatures struggled through a winter with above normal snowpack. How will they fare going forward?
Knut Kielland with UAF’s Department of Biology and Wildlife is trying to understand the ecology of the boreal-forest cats.
Science writer Ned Rozell joins a UAF ecologist on a mission to track the movement of the boreal-forest cats.
The journey, undertaken in 1885, was compared to the Lewis and Clark expedition of 80 years before.
Southeast Alaska often gets washed by the dramatic weather events that often lead to flooding. But scientists are gaining data in hopes to make them more predictable.
Studies indicate that women are less susceptible to fatigue, burn fat more efficiently and likely pace themselves better than men.
Covey, who was a big part of the Fairbanks outdoors and academic communities, died last week at age 64.
The songbirds with the mating call of “quick, three beers” can travel up to 7,000 miles each way from Alaska to South America and back again.
Most insects either develop freeze-avoiding techniques or prep their bodies to tolerate the cold. Some do both.
At the blustery Howard Pass weather station, a recent reading indicated a wind chill of 91 degrees below zero.
Female caribou were fitted with cameras that exposed a wealth of data on their diet and movements as part of a collaborative effort by multiple agencies.