Alaska’s Crested Auklet

2020-03-07T05:11:11-09:00

Alaska's Crested Auklet By Ned Rozell Millions of Alaska birds nest on rocky emerald islands seen by few people other than ship captains. One of the funkiest of these creatures is the crested auklet, which looks like a bassist in a punk band and smells like a tangerine. These hand-size birds have intrigued Hector Douglas [...]

Alaska’s Crested Auklet2020-03-07T05:11:11-09:00

Alaska Hot Springs, Far and Wide

2020-03-07T05:11:11-09:00

Alaska Hot Springs, Far and Wide By Ned Rozell KANUTI HOT SPRINGS — After a few hours of skiing through deep snow, Forest Wagner and I smelled a tuna sandwich. We knew we were closing in on warm pools of water. From the frozen Kanuti River, we moved along an open stream up toward Kanuti [...]

Alaska Hot Springs, Far and Wide2020-03-07T05:11:11-09:00

Streaking, Manmade Lights in the Sky

2020-03-07T05:11:11-09:00

Streaking, Manmade Lights in the Sky By Ned Rozell I slept outside a few nights ago. Lying a platform of packed snow, my face looking upward from the sleeping bag, I squinted at the Big Dipper. Within a few minutes, what appeared to be a moving star slanted across the dipper. Then another. And another. [...]

Streaking, Manmade Lights in the Sky2020-03-07T05:11:11-09:00

Where are the Yukon Chinook Salmon Headed?

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Where are the Yukon Chinook Salmon Headed? By Ned Rozell In a packed university conference room, biologist Randy Brown spoke of chinook, the fatty king of far-north salmon. “It's more than just a fish, it’s a culture,” Brown said to the Fairbanks crowd, many of them Alaska Natives. Brown is the lead author on a [...]

Where are the Yukon Chinook Salmon Headed?2020-03-07T05:11:11-09:00

Alaska Hit By Major Earthquake, Again

2020-03-07T05:11:12-09:00

Alaska Hit By Major Earthquake, Again By Ned Rozell What’s this? Another aftershock? That’s hundreds now, each more faint than the last. Sorry, I guess I’ve moved on. I should pay more attention, given that you - a 7.9 deep in the seafloor not far from Kodiak - are the most powerful earthquake on the [...]

Alaska Hit By Major Earthquake, Again2020-03-07T05:11:12-09:00

Beavers Moving Into Northern Alaska Due To Climate Change

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Beavers Moving Into Northern Alaska Due To Climate Change By Ned Rozell Animals the size of Labrador retrievers are changing the face of Alaska, creating new ponds visible from space. “These guys leave a mark,” UAF ecologist Ken Tape said of North America’s largest rodents, beavers. He has observed the recent work of beavers north [...]

Beavers Moving Into Northern Alaska Due To Climate Change2020-03-07T05:11:12-09:00

California Governor Brown Stops Off In Alaska To Talk Climate

2020-03-07T05:11:12-09:00

California Governor Brown Stops Off In Alaska To Talk Climate By Ned Rozell A few Alaska researchers recently accepted a surprise assignment of giving Jerry Brown a tour of the Seward Peninsula. The California governor was stopping in Nome on his way to a meeting in Russia. The 79-year-old environmentalist and leader of a state [...]

California Governor Brown Stops Off In Alaska To Talk Climate2020-03-07T05:11:12-09:00

Wolves a defining part of Alaska landscape

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Wolves a defining part of Alaska landscape By Ned Rozell The wolf tracks appeared as they always do, as a surprise. On a day between fall and winter, with the leaves fallen and browning but the ground not yet hard, I was walking with my dog and an a.m. radio. We were descending a four-wheeler [...]

Wolves a defining part of Alaska landscape2020-03-07T05:11:12-09:00

Dogs Have Made Alaska Home For Thousands Of Years

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Dogs Have Made Alaska Home For Thousands Of Years By Ned Rozell When people first walked across the Bering Land Bridge thousands of years ago, dogs were by their sides, according to researchers who wrote a paper published in the journal Science. Scientists from Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles used dog DNA material — some [...]

Dogs Have Made Alaska Home For Thousands Of Years2020-03-07T05:11:12-09:00

Discovering A New Dinosaur In Alaska – Pachyrhinosaurus Perotorum

2020-03-07T05:11:13-09:00

Discovering A New Dinosaur In Alaska - Pachyrhinosaurus Perotorum By Ned Rozell There's a new kind of dinosaur out there, and it lived in Alaska. Its bones, long turned to stone, are part of a cliff in northern Alaska. That's where dinosaur-hunter Tony Fiorillo brushed dirt away from a portion of its massive skull - [...]

Discovering A New Dinosaur In Alaska – Pachyrhinosaurus Perotorum2020-03-07T05:11:13-09:00