How Many Glaciers Are There in Alaska?

How many glaciers are there in Alaska? There's no easy answer By Ned Rozell [fusion_dropcap]N[/fusion_dropcap]ot long ago, a glaciologist wrote that the number of glaciers in Alaska "is estimated at (greater than) 100,000." That fuzzy number, perhaps written in passive voice for a reason, might be correct. But it depends upon how you count. Another [...]

Why Was Interior Alaska Green During the Last Ice Age?

Why was interior Alaska green during the last ice age? By Ned Rozell [fusion_dropcap]D[/fusion_dropcap]uring our planet's most recent cold period, a slab of ice smothered Manhattan. Canada looked like Antarctica but with no protruding mountains. When the last glacial maximum peaked about 20,000 years ago, most of the continent - from the Arctic Ocean to [...]