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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.

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.

The decades old mystery of 53 dead caribou in the Alaska Range

The decades old mystery of 53 dead caribou in the Alaska RangeForty-two years ago, an Army helicopter pilot spotted dozens of dead caribou.

Mendenhall flood waters begin to recede

Mendenhall flood waters begin to recedeAfter setting a flooding record, waters have begun to recede on Mendenhall Lake and River.

Rare Ribbon Seal sighted in Prince William Sound

Rare Ribbon Seal sighted in Prince William SoundFederal wildlife technicians got a rare treat in Prince William Sound yesterday when they spotted a ribbon seal hauled out on the ice.

‘Finding Bigfoot’ in the Y-K Delta in search of Miluquyuliq

‘Finding Bigfoot’ in the Y-K Delta in search of MiluquyuliqThe cast and crew of the Animal Planet TV show ‘Finding Bigfoot’ are continuing their search in Bethel.

Sportsmen’s bill falls to senate gridlock

Sportsmen’s bill falls to senate gridlockA bill to ensure hunters have access to federal land was blocked in the U.S. Senate yesterday, even though nearly half the Senate had co-sponsored it.