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Why do two major Alaska rivers flow north?

Why do two major Alaska rivers flow north?Alaska’s landscape has an unusual feature that allows us to enjoy cheap bananas in the Interior and other things that make life possible in the subarctic.

NOAA considers state’s petition to remove humpbacks from endangered list

NOAA considers state’s petition to remove humpbacks from endangered listThe state’s petition argues the threat of extinction for the North Pacific humpback whale is gone

Conservation groups seek protection for yellow cedar trees

Conservation groups seek protection for yellow cedar treesConservation groups are asking for endangered species protection for yellow cedar trees in Alaska.

City officials prepare for possible jökulhlaup

City officials prepare for possible jökulhlaupJuneau officials met Monday to plan their response to a possible glacial outburst flood in the area around Mendenhall Lake this summer

Update: 8.0M quake puts Aleutians on tsunami watch

Update: 8.0M quake puts Aleutians on tsunami watchA tsunami warning has been issued for parts of Alaska's Aleutian Island chain after a powerful earthquake.

Seismic flare-ups leave scientists searching for answers

Seismic flare-ups leave scientists searching for answersRecently, Alaska’s seen a flurry of volcanic eruptions and sizable earthquakes and it’s got scientists wondering how all the activity might be connected.

Obama administration shines spotlight on oceans

Obama administration shines spotlight on oceansPresident Obama announced he intends to vastly expand the Pacific Remote Islands marine sanctuary, putting a swath of the south-central Pacific off-limits to fishing and energy development.

Seismic storm continues in Noatak with fifth 5.7 quake

Seismic storm continues in Noatak with fifth 5.7 quakeThe seismic storm in the far western arm of the Brooks Range that began nearly two months ago continued early Monday morning.

Invasive species could increase as climate warms

Invasive species could increase as climate warmsElodea is the only known invasive aquatic plant in Alaska. Since being discovered near Fairbanks in 2010, it has taken root in 15 of the state’s rivers, lakes and streams.

Arctic Alaska is a different kind of place

Arctic Alaska is a different kind of placeSlicing through the top quarter of the Alaska map, the Arctic Circle marks the boundary of perpetual light. North of the line, the sun won't set on summer solstice.