Alaska’s Augustine Volcano Has An Amazing Legacy

2020-03-07T05:11:14-09:00

Alaska's Augustine Volcano Has An Amazing Legacy By Ned Rozell Augustine Volcano sits alone, a 4,000-foot pyramid on its own island in Cook Inlet. Like many volcanoes, it has a tendency to become top heavy. When gravity acts on Augustine's oversteepened dome, rockslides spill into the ocean. A scientist recently found new evidence for an [...]

Alaska’s Augustine Volcano Has An Amazing Legacy2020-03-07T05:11:14-09:00

Evidence Of What Killed St. Paul Island Wooly Mammoths

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Evidence Of What Killed St. Paul Island Wooly Mammoths By Ned Rozell Using the tiniest of clues, scientists have determined what probably killed the woolly mammoths of St. Paul Island — thirst. “It looks like climate did them in,” said Matthew Wooller, the UAF scientist who in 2013 went to St. Paul as part of [...]

Evidence Of What Killed St. Paul Island Wooly Mammoths2020-03-07T05:11:14-09:00

Alaska Bears Harass Unmanned Science Instruments

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Alaska Bears Harass Unmanned Science Instruments By Ned Rozell Interior Alaska is a hungry place — lots of boreal forest and swampy wetlands with big, flat rivers winding through. Wildlife sightings, especially of big mammals, are rare. But a recent video posted by a seismologist makes the Tanana River flats look like the Serengeti. A [...]

Alaska Bears Harass Unmanned Science Instruments2020-03-07T05:11:15-09:00

Cos Jacket – A Ghost Town on the Tanana River

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Cos Jacket - A Ghost Town on the Tanana River By Ned Rozell COS JACKET — On a canoe trip down the lower Tanana River, we've scrambled up a sandy bank to explore a place that is less populated now than it was a century ago. No one, in fact, lives at Cos Jacket anymore. [...]

Cos Jacket – A Ghost Town on the Tanana River2020-03-07T05:11:15-09:00

Sheefish a shiny surprise on the Zitziana river

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Sheefish a shiny surprise on the Zitziana river By Ned Rozell ZITZIANA RIVER — Fishing at the spot where this long, squiggly stream mixes with a floury channel of the Tanana River, Alison Beamer feels a thump. Line squeals from her spinning reel as a creature as long as her arm flashes beneath the surface. [...]

Sheefish a shiny surprise on the Zitziana river2020-03-07T05:11:15-09:00

Moose Not Easy To See On Big Alaska River

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Moose not easy to see on big Alaska river By Ned Rozell LOWER TANANA RIVER — On a day like this 121 years ago, a hungry U.S. Army explorer passed here at the mouth of Fish Creek, where clear water collides with the cloudy Tanana. Henry Allen did not stop to fish. He had food, [...]

Moose Not Easy To See On Big Alaska River2020-03-07T05:11:15-09:00

Fire breaks down and builds up Alaska boreal forest

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Fire breaks down and builds up Alaska boreal forest By Ned Rozell I once wrote about how fire had ravaged more than 10 percent of Interior Alaska during two smoky summers. A wildlife biologist called me out for choosing an inadequate verb. Tom Paragi chooses words that are more positive when he looks at a [...]

Fire breaks down and builds up Alaska boreal forest2020-03-07T05:11:15-09:00

Yukon River breaking up smoothly this year

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Yukon River breaking up smoothly this year By Ned Rozell: CIRCLE — As the pilot of a chartered Cessna 206 curved in for a landing above the Yukon River, his passengers squinted at white river ice that clung to the south bank near town. Chocolate brown open water filled river channels both upstream and downstream [...]

Yukon River breaking up smoothly this year2020-03-07T05:11:15-09:00

Calling frogs signal the change of season

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Calling frogs signal the change of season By Ned Rozell NEAR BALLAINE LAKE — Over the blat of engines and hum of tires on nearby Farmers Loop, Mark Spangler hears the chuckles of the animal he is studying. Male wood frogs in a one-acre pond on the campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks are [...]

Calling frogs signal the change of season2020-03-07T05:11:15-09:00

Coyotes are everywhere, even in Alaska

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Coyotes are everywhere, even in Alaska By Ned Rozell Last Friday, an email popped up in all the mailboxes of people with the Geophysical Institute: Someone saw what might have been a wolf on the trails north of the UAF campus. "Please be cautious if skiing in the area." A few people responded, saying they [...]

Coyotes are everywhere, even in Alaska2020-03-07T05:11:15-09:00