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Geese in Petroleum Reserve find new habitat amid melting sea ice

Geese in Petroleum Reserve find new habitat amid melting sea ice

The U.S. Geological Survey says melting Beaufort sea ice is creating new habitat for geese on the North Slope. That could have implications for conservation inside the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

Satellite data confirms sea ice-climate change link for first time

Satellite data confirms sea ice-climate change link for first time

Observable sea ice data shows striking differences from previous climate computer models.

Freeze and thaw: What this winter’s weather means for Juneau gardeners

Freeze and thaw: What this winter’s weather means for Juneau gardeners

January was the warmest and wettest on record in Juneau. While many people enjoyed the mild weather, some plants and insects were jolted out of hibernation.

Budget cuts shrink AVO’s seismic network

Budget cuts shrink AVO’s seismic network

The ability to monitor several volcano’s in Alaska is being diminished due to funding constraints.

JIRP director developed early interest in Southeast Alaska glaciers

JIRP director developed early interest in Southeast Alaska glaciers

Dr. Maynard Miller, who passed away this month, also ascended Mt. Bertha and Mt. St. Elias

Comment period opens on Navy Draft EIS

Comment period opens on Navy Draft EIS

The U.S. Navy is seeking comments on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement that will update the Navy’s Northwest military training and testing activities, including the Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility in Behm Canal near Ketchikan.

Juneau Icefield Research Program founder, long-time director passes away

Juneau Icefield Research Program founder, long-time director passes away

Dr. Maynard Miller was 93 years old

Research shows Alaska Native, Australian indigenous groups’ isolation from flu

Research shows Alaska Native, Australian indigenous groups’ isolation from flu

H7N9 has infected 150 people and killed 45 since it emerged in Chinese domesticated poultry last year.

New science released on how human-made sounds impact marine mammals

New science released on how human-made sounds impact marine mammals

The new guidelines address the fact that different marine mammals hear noise differently.

First Land-Walking Fish Looks Like It Had ‘All-Wheel Drive’

First Land-Walking Fish Looks Like It Had ‘All-Wheel Drive’

A creature that lived 375 million years ago and is thought to have been the first fish to have made the transition to land sported large pelvic bones in addition to its leg-like front fins, new research shows, suggesting that it was a more efficient walker than previously thought.