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Canadian Archipelago likely to become important polar bear conservation region

Canadian Archipelago likely to become important polar bear conservation regionA new study by the U.S. Geological Survey suggests polar bears are in the midst of a generations-long migration to areas that still have year-round sea ice.

Snowless Southeast weather expected to continue

Snowless Southeast weather expected to continueIf the trend continues, snowpacks will be smaller and hydropower plants could run out of water in the summer. Salmon streams could run low, making it harder for fry to leave and adults to spawn.

Far-out science at giant gathering on Earth and space

Far-out science at giant gathering on Earth and spaceFollowing a press conference at the enormous fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, an unusual sound was heard in a room of reporters: Applause.

Another electric vehicle charging station to go online in Juneau

Another electric vehicle charging station to go online in JuneauThe fourth publicly accessible electric vehicle charging station in Juneau will go online the day after Christmas at the Marine Parking Garage.

Far-north changes pondered in San Francisco

Far-north changes pondered in San FranciscoAt this annual gathering of more than 20,000 Earth and space scientists, press conferences offered by the organizers feature scientists discussing everything from Mars rovers whiffing methane to Christmas lights visible from space.

Coastline search leads to first residents’ camps

Coastline search leads to first residents’ campsUnderstanding the rise and fall of Southeast Alaska's landscape is helping scientists learn more about the area’s early human settlements.

Mastodons long gone from the north

Mastodons long gone from the northA recent look at far-north mastodons shows the creatures vanished from the Arctic thousands of years earlier than researchers thought.

Study: Climate change hurting salmon habitat

Study: Climate change hurting salmon habitatScientists know climate change is altering rain and snowfall patterns in the Tongass National Forest. A new study details how that could affect salmon and suggests what can be done.

Alaska blackfish in a world of its own

Alaska blackfish in a world of its ownThe Alaska blackfish is an evolutionary loner that fins through lakes and tundra ponds across much of the state.

Southeast research melds oral history and modern science

Southeast research melds oral history and modern scienceResearchers investigate Yakutat Bay seal camps, crabapple use.