Scientists earlier this summer made a rare sighting of two pairs of North Pacific right whales, noteworthy because only about 30 of the massive, endangered animals are thought to remain in the waters off Alaska.
How the virus is contracted and how long it’s been around still remain a mystery. But researchers have found evidence in small mammals.
After a mishap, science writer Ned Rozell and his spouse managed to get their pliable Royalex canoe back into shape to finish their Delta River float.
Last of three parts: For both summer and fall chum, around one-tenth of the normal numbers of fish were tallied. The impacts have been extreme but causes elusive.
Launched after World War II with a focus on auroras and space physics, scientists at the institute went on to study earthquakes, volcanoes and the atmosphere.
Researchers and federal scientists still have no definitive explanation for the cause.
The location and enthusiasm for science, specifically space study, helped keep the center vital.
Giardia can be transmitted through a number of animals, and humans can pick it up through seemingly benign outdoor activities.
Writer Ned Rozell explores Yakutat, where scientific anomalies include ancient pines and pikes.
Alaska bird biologists on Chowiet Island had a front-row seat for the biggest earthquake in decades, and scrambled to avoid a tsunami threat.
The former leader of Poker Flat Research Range, Brown was a smiling, suspender-wearing man remembered by many Alaska kids.
Heavenly smelling samples extracted from Southeast could unlock the secrets of a ghost forest by La Perouse Glacier.
Three scientists spent eight days searching for such fossils to reconstruct the extinct creatures’ ecosystem. They hope their research could shed light on climate change, too.
A UAF scientist hopes that further study of the trees, which La Perouse Glacier plowed over in the mid-1800s, will shed light on how the forest responds to extreme changes in climate.
Longwave radiation means that the ground releases energy into the air on a slight delay after we get the maximum amount of daylight, around summer solstice.
The shaggy, curly-horned animals were nonexistent in the state at the turn of the last century, but they started thriving on Nunivak Island after a remarkable journey in the 1930s.
The famous salmon-eating brown bears of Katmai National Park and Preserve in Southwest Alaska have started lumbering into view.
The discovery of the remains indicates that dinosaurs may have lived year round in the Arctic rather than migrating south.
Science writer Ned Rozell will accompany a researcher to the La Perouse Glacier, whose retreat has left a fertile ground for study.
The exotic tree portion of the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ boreal arboretum includes species from Finland and the Yukon.