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

Evidence Of What Killed St. Paul Island Wooly Mammoths

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

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

2020-03-07T05:11:15-09:00

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

2020-03-07T05:11:15-09:00

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

2020-03-07T05:11:15-09:00

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

2020-03-07T05:11:15-09:00

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

2020-03-07T05:11:15-09:00

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

2020-03-07T05:11:15-09:00

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