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Why Alaska researchers want to use drones to find hibernating bears

Why Alaska researchers want to use drones to find hibernating bearsFor the first time, Alaska researchers plan to use drones with thermal cameras to detect hibernating polar bears and grizzly bears on the North Slope.

A cool idea for locking up carbon dioxide

A cool idea for locking up carbon dioxideJim Beget spends much of his time digging for clues from long ago, like when a volcanic island might have collapsed into the sea, sending giant waves to distant shores.

Northern Alaska joins the cryosphere

Northern Alaska joins the cryosphereIt's mid-October, 118 miles from the Arctic Circle. Time for a walk to work.

The mammoth mystery of St. Paul Island

The mammoth mystery of St. Paul IslandOne foggy day on St. Paul Island, a woolly mammoth stepped onto a trapdoor of greenery. It plunged thirty feet to the floor of a cave. There was no exit.

Electric vehicle owners power up at Eagle Beach

Electric vehicle owners power up at Eagle BeachLocal businesses and nonprofits raised $50,000 to install a network of electric vehicle charging stations on the Juneau road system

Why was interior Alaska green during the last ice age?

Why was interior Alaska green during the last ice age?During our planet's most recent cold period, a slab of ice smothered Manhattan. Canada looked like Antarctica but with no protruding mountains.

Extreme weather events tied to loss of Arctic sea ice

Extreme weather events tied to loss of Arctic sea iceLatest research published this month in journal Nature Communications

Minto earthquakes then, now and tomorrow

Minto earthquakes then, now and tomorrowSarah Silas, 89, smiled as she remembered an earthquake that shook her village more than 60 years ago.

Maverick red aspens in a world of gold

Maverick red aspens in a world of goldWill Lentz, a reader from Fairbanks, asks a question that flares every fall: why do some aspens turn red?

Researchers seek funding for buoy providing vital wave data in the Bering Sea

Researchers seek funding for buoy providing vital wave data in the Bering SeaFunding is set to expire at the end of this season, which means the buoy is in need of a home and money to keep it operating.