Mystery Wolf Didn’t Survive in Alaska

2020-03-07T05:11:21-09:00

Mystery wolf didn't survive in Alaska By Ned Rozell An Alaska wolf that disappeared about 12,000 years ago just made another appearance. No one will ever see this wolf, but scientists have found that it was different from Alaska’s wolves of today, and it was not like its Ice-Age contemporaries that lived in, among other [...]

Mystery Wolf Didn’t Survive in Alaska2020-03-07T05:11:21-09:00

How Many Glaciers Are There in Alaska?

2020-03-07T05:11:21-09:00

How many glaciers are there in Alaska? There's no easy answer By Ned Rozell Not 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 [...]

How Many Glaciers Are There in Alaska?2020-03-07T05:11:21-09:00

The Number of Alaska Glaciers is Everchanging

2020-03-07T05:11:22-09:00

The Number of Alaska Glaciers is Everchanging By Ned Rozell A glaciologist once 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 glaciologist saw an example of the [...]

The Number of Alaska Glaciers is Everchanging2020-03-07T05:11:22-09:00

Moose flies a high-summer Alaska pest

2020-03-07T05:11:22-09:00

Moose flies a high-summer Alaska pest By Ned Rozell While boating down the Yukon River during the hottest summer recorded in Alaska (1915, when Fort Yukon reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit), missionary Hudson Stuck wrote about the wildlife that most bothered his party. "With the failure of a little breeze and the overcasting of the sky, [...]

Moose flies a high-summer Alaska pest2020-03-07T05:11:22-09:00

Fire on the mountain near the Yukon River

2020-03-07T05:11:22-09:00

Fire on the mountain near the Yukon River By Ned Rozell A smoking mountain near the Yukon River not far from Eagle is, after further study, still a puzzle. People first noticed acrid smoke in September 2012. The mountain has been steaming ever since, even through the coldest days of winter. Scientists thought a likely [...]

Fire on the mountain near the Yukon River2020-03-07T05:11:22-09:00

Two tales of dynamic Alaska tundra

2020-03-07T05:11:22-09:00

Two tales of dynamic Alaska tundra By Ned Rozell As pungent eucalyptus trees soaked up inches of California rain, a few researchers inside San Francisco’s Moscone Center spoke of the treeless third of Alaska at the 2014 fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union. The annual gathering of Earth and space scientists attracted more than [...]

Two tales of dynamic Alaska tundra2020-03-07T05:11:22-09:00

Glaciers no obstacle for Copper River and Northwestern Railway

2020-03-07T05:11:22-09:00

Glaciers no obstacle for Copper River and Northwestern Railway By Ned Rozell Home of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, Alaska has been the setting for a few epic engineering battles rendered against nature. The Million Dollar Bridge, standing almost intact on the lower Copper River, is a reminder of another improbable Alaska construction project. Completed in [...]

Glaciers no obstacle for Copper River and Northwestern Railway2020-03-07T05:11:22-09:00

In Hawaii, Hints of a Giant Alaska Tsunami

2020-03-07T05:11:23-09:00

In Hawaii, Hints of a Giant Alaska Tsunami By Ned Rozell Clues from a crater-like sinkhole on the island of Kauai point back to a giant wave that came from Alaska at about the time European explorers were pushing west, seeing the Mississippi River for the first time. The Makauwahi Sinkhole on the southeast shore [...]

In Hawaii, Hints of a Giant Alaska Tsunami2020-03-07T05:11:23-09:00

1946 tsunami survivor shares her story

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1946 tsunami survivor shares her story By Ned Rozell on April 1, 1946, the sea floor ruptured just south of Unimak Island in the Aleutian Islands. Seawater displaced by the giant earthquake sent a 100-foot wave into the Scotch Cape lighthouse on Unimak, destroying the concrete structure and killing the five men inside. They never [...]

1946 tsunami survivor shares her story2020-03-07T05:11:23-09:00

The mystery of 53 dead caribou in the Alaska Range

2020-03-07T05:11:23-09:00

The mystery of 53 dead caribou in the Alaska Range By Ned Rozell Forty-two years ago, an Army helicopter pilot flying over a tundra plateau saw a group of caribou. Thinking something looked weird, he circled for a closer look. The animals, dozens of them, were dead. The pilot reported what he saw to the [...]

The mystery of 53 dead caribou in the Alaska Range2020-03-07T05:11:23-09:00