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New equipment means new opportunities for polar bear treatment

New equipment means new opportunities for polar bear treatmentNew equipment has given the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service the capability to treat polar bears on the scene, which, until now, hasn’t been a possibility.

Seismologists answer the call to rural Alaska

Seismologists answer the call to rural AlaskaBorn and raised in Russia, Ruppert is not the Einstein lookalike people perhaps expect when they hear an earthquake expert is coming to visit.

Pentagon plans to dismantle HAARP before winter

Pentagon plans to dismantle HAARP before winterPentagon officials said at a U.S. Senate hearing Wednesday they hope to take down the project in Gakona known as HAARP before winter sets in.

Shishaldin Volcano rumbling to life

Shishaldin Volcano rumbling to lifeThe Alaska Volcano Observatory detected long tremors and an increase in surface temperatures at Shishaldin on Tuesday.

Minto Flats: The home of hidden faults

Minto Flats: The home of hidden faultsFour scientists embarked on a trip to install a dozen sensitive ground-motion detectors in what they call the Minto Flats seismic zone.

Juneau birders photograph rare Long-billed Curlew

Juneau birders photograph rare Long-billed CurlewNorth America’s largest shorebird, rarely seen in this part of the country, may become No. 502 on the Checklist of Alaska Birds.

Update: Forest Service concerns fade as waterfalls disappear

Update: Forest Service concerns fade as waterfalls disappearHikers and kayakers should still be cautious

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.