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National Weather Service Issues El Niño Watch

National Weather Service Issues El Niño WatchThe Climate Prediction Center says there is now a 65 percent likelihood of an El Niño developing this summer.

Coast Guard says its increased Arctic presence will have ‘no significant’ environmental impact

Coast Guard says its increased Arctic presence will have ‘no significant’ environmental impactAs the U.S. Coast Guard plans for an increased presence in the Arctic, its taking stock of what its environmental impact will be in the years to come.

National Science Foundation to deploy seismic sensors in Alaska

National Science Foundation to deploy seismic sensors in AlaskaScientific study of Alaska earthquakes is beginning to ramp up significantly as the NSF deploys a new network of seismic sensors this summer.

‘Second shake’ rattles Noatak, northwest Brooks Range

‘Second shake’ rattles Noatak, northwest Brooks RangeJust two weeks after the strongest earthquake in the region in more than 30 years, residents of Noatak and others near the far western edge of the Brooks Range felt another series of powerful quakes over the weekend.

NOAA investigating rare whale beachings

NOAA investigating rare whale beachingsThree rarely seen whales beached on Alaska’s coast last year, and NOAA Fisheries is investigating whether human activity contributed to the strandings.

Riding the bumps of the far northern trail

Riding the bumps of the far northern trailA sick snowmachine awaits rescue here on the snow-covered ice of this boot-shaped lake.

Minecraft in the classroom: When learning looks like gaming

Minecraft in the classroom: When learning looks like gamingMinecraft is a way to get kids to think critically, collaborate, and solve problems, which is why they've made Minecraft part of a graduate education course.

HAARP research facility to shut down

HAARP research facility to shut downNews of HAARP's imminent shut-down has alarmed the scientific community.

Summer comes early in the far north

Summer comes early in the far northA worker at the Toolik Field Station research camp in blue-white hills north of the Brooks Range has proclaimed this the first day of summer.

A springtime journey on the arctic coastal plain

A springtime journey on the arctic coastal plainScientist Ben Jones invited me on his annual spring journey to 60 lakes that are among the thousands that pock the map of northern Alaska.