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Tracking salmon to their birth streams

Tracking salmon to their birth streamsIn research for his college degree, Sean Brennan used strontium's unique qualities to track salmon in an Alaska river.

Arctic climate researchers zoom in on plankton

Arctic climate researchers zoom in on planktonThey’re not recognizable like polar bears or whales. But phytoplankton are a key part of life in the Arctic -- and now, they're at the center of a new research effort to predict how the region will respond to climate change.

Jökulhlaup triggers flooding on Taku River

Jökulhlaup triggers flooding on Taku RiverWater levels started rising dramatically on Tuesday on the Taku River located south of Juneau.

Funny River wolf cubs find new home at Minnesota Zoo

Funny River wolf cubs find new home at Minnesota ZooOn May 27, firefighters stumbled across something unexpected – a den full of wolf cubs on the fire line, five living and one dead.

Healy frees sailboat trapped in arctic ice

Healy frees sailboat trapped in arctic iceThe Coast Guard cutter Healy made a detour from its science mission in the Arctic last Saturday to rescue a sailboat trapped in ice near Barrow.

Scientists use satellites to track polar bears

Scientists use satellites to track polar bearsThe U.S. Geological Survey recently started tracking polar bears using high resolution satellites.

Forest Service announces return of salmon cam

Forest Service announces return of salmon camFederal officials say a salmon cam in Juneau is returning for a second year.

How to behave in bear country

How to behave in bear countryKnowing how to behave in bear country allows Alaskans to explore wilderness more deeply.

‘Among Wolves’ Details Researcher’s Lifelong Passion

‘Among Wolves’ Details Researcher’s Lifelong PassionThe University of Alaska Press recently published a book detailing one biologist’s lifelong effort to chronicle the lives of wolves that live inside the boundary of Denali Park and Preserve.

Preliminary figures show dismal walrus harvest from poor weather

Preliminary figures show dismal walrus harvest from poor weatherFor the second year in a row, the number of walrus harvested for subsistence on St. Lawrence Island is far below normal.