Life Returns to Alaska’s Kasatochi Island After Volcano Eruption

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

Life Returns to Alaska's Kasatochi Island After Volcano Eruption By Ned Rozell Nine years after it erupted, Kasatochi Island is just beginning to resemble its neighbors. Kasatochi is a speck in the middle of the Aleutian chain between Dutch Harbor and Adak, about 75 miles east of the latter. The volcanic island had no modern [...]

Life Returns to Alaska’s Kasatochi Island After Volcano Eruption2020-03-07T05:11:13-09:00

Are Alaska Ravens Responsible for Wolf Packs?

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

Are Alaska Ravens Responsible for Wolf Packs? By Ned Rozell People who study animal behavior think they may have found out why wolves hunt in packs — because ravens are such good scavengers. Scientists who watched wolves on Isle Royale in Lake Superior came up with the raven-wolf pack theory after puzzling over a question: [...]

Are Alaska Ravens Responsible for Wolf Packs?2020-03-07T05:11:13-09:00

Northern Alaska Lake Trout Living in Mystery

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

Northern Alaska Lake Trout Living in Mystery By Ned Rozell In early March up on the frozen Arctic Coastal Plain, as the wind sculpts snow into drifts, it’s hard to tell northern lakes from surrounding tundra. But lurking deep beneath that flat white world are toothy predators as long as your arm. In pools 60 [...]

Northern Alaska Lake Trout Living in Mystery2020-03-07T05:11:13-09:00

More tropical nights in Alaska’s future?

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

More tropical nights in Alaska’s future? By Ned Rozell By the end of this century, Alaskans may be enjoying tropical evening breezes for about a week each year. That's an increase from the almost zero such nights we currently savor. But it could happen, according to a graduate student who has tightened the grids of [...]

More tropical nights in Alaska’s future?2020-03-07T05:11:14-09:00

Lack of sea ice near Savoonga, Alaska and Lower 48 weather

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

Lack of sea ice near Savoonga, Alaska and Lower 48 weather By Ned Rozell Last month, villagers in Savoonga landed a bowhead whale. Before 2017, in every January people can remember, sea ice surrounded St. Lawrence Island, locking it in for the winter. Boat-launching and whale-taking were not possible. Now, the disc of ice chunks [...]

Lack of sea ice near Savoonga, Alaska and Lower 48 weather2020-03-07T05:11:14-09:00

To Alaska and then some for Yukon Lynx

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

To Alaska and then some for Yukon Lynx By Ned Rozell A lynx that roamed more than 200 miles from Kluane Lake in the Yukon Territory to near Chitina is still being tracked across the Alaska landscape, thanks to a curious couple living off the Edgerton Highway. A lynx that a couple in Kenny [...]

To Alaska and then some for Yukon Lynx2020-03-07T05:11:14-09:00

Living On An Alaska Glacier

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

Living On An Alaska Glacier By Ned Rozell CANWELL GLACIER — This summer, Sam Herreid has slept for 12 nights on these rocks that ride slowly downhill on a mass of ice. For a few days at a time during the last six summers, the 28-year-old has lived on this ephemeral landscape in the eastern [...]

Living On An Alaska Glacier2020-03-07T05:11:14-09:00

Exotic ticks found on Alaska dogs, Alaskans

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

Exotic ticks found on Alaska dogs, Alaskans By Ned Rozell While Alaskans have long endured dense mosquitoes and frigid air, we’ve always had the absence of venomous snakes and dog ticks. But the latter may be establishing themselves here. Ticks that infest red squirrels, snowshoe hares and a variety of birds have always been present [...]

Exotic ticks found on Alaska dogs, Alaskans2020-03-07T05:11:14-09:00

Introducing “Nanuq,” the mini tyrannosaurus of Alaska’s North Slope

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Introducing “Nanuq,” the mini tyrannosaurus of Alaska's North Slope By Ned Rozell Seventy million years ago, the baddest predator on top of the world was a pygmy tyrannosaur about half the size of Tyrannosaurus rex. The creature became known to the world in mid-March 2014, when Texas-based dinosaur hunters Tony Fiorillo and Ron Tykoski unveiled [...]

Introducing “Nanuq,” the mini tyrannosaurus of Alaska’s North Slope2020-03-07T05:11:14-09:00

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