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?

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

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

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

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

Alaska Salmon Complete a 1,000-mile Journey, and Life

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

Alaska Salmon Complete a 1,000-mile Journey, and Life By Ned Rozell MOUTH OF THE DELTA RIVER — On a morning with biting air in the single digits Fahrenheit, this river smells like sulfur and is splashy and loud. Bald eagles and ravens swoop in the updraft of a nearby rock bluff in what looks like [...]

Alaska Salmon Complete a 1,000-mile Journey, and Life2020-03-07T05:11:12-09:00

Wolves a defining part of Alaska landscape

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

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

Finding far-north lynx den part of cycle study

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

Finding far-north lynx den part of cycle study By Ned Rozell In her study of one of the farthest north lynx populations in North America this summer, Claire Montgomerie used her ears. While looking at the satellite tracker a female lynx was wearing, Montgomerie saw the animal was hanging around a hillside north of the [...]

Finding far-north lynx den part of cycle study2020-03-07T05:11:12-09:00

Dogs Have Made Alaska Home For Thousands Of Years

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

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

Tundra Swans Take Two Distinct Paths to Alaska

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

Tundra Swans Take Two Distinct Paths to Alaska By Ned Rozell Skiing to work over a persistent spring snowpack, I looked up to see a large white bird flapping gracefully over the spruce tops. A few gentle honks confirmed it was a tundra swan. After a long winter when all the large birds were black, [...]

Tundra Swans Take Two Distinct Paths to Alaska2020-03-07T05:11:13-09:00