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White Christmas likely for Juneau

White Christmas likely for Juneau

46% chance of Christmas snow, 58% chance of New Year’s Eve rain or snow

Ancient shoreline search boosts evidence of early human habitation

Ancient shoreline search boosts evidence of early human habitation

Scientists are finding more evidence that Southeast Alaska’s first residents arrived more than 10,000 years ago. It’s coming through a new method of locating early settlements.

Warming Arctic likely contributing to erratic worldwide weather

Warming Arctic likely contributing to erratic worldwide weather

It’s not proven, but the evidence is growing, the report’s chief author said, that a warming Arctic is making the jet stream waver more and delivering more erratic weather patterns to the Lower 48 states, Europe and Russia.

Study: Selective logging may help mitigate climate change

Study: Selective logging may help mitigate climate change

Dartmouth College research places economic value on timber through wood prices, carbon, and albedo from winter snow

Arctic Fibre reveals Alaska broadband plans

Arctic Fibre reveals Alaska broadband plans

In another sign of how climate change is transforming the Arctic, a Toronto-based company is planning to lay a fiber-optic cable through Canada’s Northwest Passage.

Subarctic lakes reportedly drying up at faster rates

Subarctic lakes reportedly drying up at faster rates

Research indicates that declining snowfall is contributing to desiccation of Yukon and Manitoba shallow lakes

Climate change could affect Southeast salmon habitat

Climate change could affect Southeast salmon habitat

Researchers suggest increased rainfall, temperatures could affect juvenile development, adult migration

Google Glass gets a spin in Alaska’s extreme weather

Google Glass gets a spin in Alaska’s extreme weather

Jennifer Moss is a Google Glass Explorer and she’s testing the technology for use in research and education in Alaska.

Fate Of Comet ISON Unclear Hours After Its Encounter With Sun

Fate Of Comet ISON Unclear Hours After Its Encounter With Sun

Most of ISON, a comet formed at the birth of the solar system, apparently did not survive Thursday’s encounter with the sun, NASA said. Scientists detected the comet last year and had hoped to continue studying it for information to be mined from its “primordial ices.”

Small bird-banding study could produce big results

Small bird-banding study could produce big results

Alaska has its share of big science projects, to be sure. But to get results, science doesn’t always have to be huge.