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Most are on or near volcanoes, with very hot water bubbling or steaming up from deep below, where Earth’s great crustal plates are grinding past one another.
Because most Alaskans are now using home tests to check for COVID-19, wastewater monitoring has become a key way to measure the spread of the virus.
The magic number is minus 30: That’s the Fahrenheit temperature threshold at which air is cold enough for ice fog to form.
The oranging of northern rivers seems to be related to recent permafrost thaw that has allowed streams to release previously captive iron, trace metals and acid.
A Kenai Peninsula man died in January of the virus that until now had resulted in mild symptoms and only been detected in Interior Alaska.
Three tribal governments and the Center for Biological Diversity plan to sue to stop the project, which they say could lead to more commercial bottom trawling.
Discovery of tiny bits of plastic in the muscles, blubber and livers of Pacific walruses adds to evidence of pollution’s spread through the world’s oceans.
A recent cold snap has left temperatures across the state in the negative double digits and even as cold as minus 50 degrees.
Volcanic features near Healy are within a region scientists have named the “Denali Volcanic Gap,” reflecting a puzzling absence of volcanoes from Mount Spurr to the Wrangell Mountains in eastern Alaska.
The first full moon of 2024 peaked in illumination Thursday but will continue to appear full into Friday.
Recent carbon dating of many elements at a site called Swan Point indicates that mammoths and people existed at the same time in Alaska about 14,000 years ago.
The gnat larvae move in columns, possibly to keep their fragile bodies moist when crossing dry ground.
Scientists used tree samples gathered in 1940 to determine that average Alaska temperatures from May to August were about 44 degrees, nearly 10 degrees below normal.
The state won’t see a similar cycle again until the winter of 2041.
Blood clots, bed sores, bone loss — there is a whole host of ailments bears and other hibernating animals appear to avoid. So doctors and veterinarians are probing their deep-sleep ability.
Now protected, the coyotes had been native to San Francisco but disappeared around the mid-1920s due to poisoning, hunting and urban expansion.
Scientists believe warmer waters have been a factor in both the decline of chum and chinook as well as the recent record sockeye runs.
The document, released Tuesday by NOAA, registers changes in snow cover, sea ice and air and ocean temperatures.
Friends and family gathered on the UAF campus recently to remember the three scientists who died in a helicopter crash on the North Slope this summer.
Longtime residents share what changes they’ve observed in decades of living in the state.
Scientists say an average skier generates about 200 watts of heat on each ski while gliding.
An area on the Richardson Highway near Thompson Pass received 6 feet of snow earlier this month. That’s led to a re-evaluation of a 1963 storm that reportedly dumped a national record amount of snow nearby.
A fox den bustles with activity and even gets a rare visitor — a coyote.