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HAARP research facility to shut down

HAARP research facility to shut down

News of HAARP’s imminent shut-down has alarmed the scientific community.

Energy Department seeks methane hydrate proposals

Energy Department seeks methane hydrate proposals

The Department of Energy is looking for research proposals that could advance what's known about methane hydrates, a potential new source of fossil fuel.…

Summer comes early in the far north

Summer comes early in the far north

A worker at the Toolik Field Station research camp in blue-white hills north of the Brooks Range has proclaimed this the first day of summer.…

A springtime journey on the arctic coastal plain

A springtime journey on the arctic coastal plain

Scientist Ben Jones invited me on his annual spring journey to 60 lakes that are among the thousands that pock the map of northern Alaska.…

NMFS clears commercial fishing in sea lion habitat

NMFS clears commercial fishing in sea lion habitat

The National Marine Fisheries Service is prepared to loosen controversial limits on commercial fishing in the western Aleutian Islands.…

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Arctic Sea ice reaches season’s maximum extent

Arctic Sea ice reaches season’s maximum extent

Arctic sea ice reached its maximum extent this year on March 21.…

Company hopes to tap high winds for rural power

Company hopes to tap high winds for rural power

A Boston-based company is scouting for an Alaska location to test a flying wind turbine that could lower…

Fish and Wildlife to review Southeast Alaska wolves

Fish and Wildlife to review Southeast Alaska wolves

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will review whether or not Southeast Alaska wolves should be listed for…

Seismologists, lawmakers call for earthquake early warning system

Seismologists, lawmakers call for earthquake early warning system

Seismologists and several lawmakers said Congress needs to pony up for an earthquake early warning system.…

Trees awaken from long winter’s nap

Trees awaken from long winter’s nap

This relative warmth — more than 30 degrees warmer than just a few days ago — has silently…

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