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Trees awaken from long winter’s nap

Trees awaken from long winter’s napThis relative warmth — more than 30 degrees warmer than just a few days ago — has silently nudged the trees out of their winter sleep in interior Alaska.

On the track of the wolverine

On the track of the wolverineThe few biologists who have studied wolverines in Alaska say they are exceptional creatures.

City wants citizen input on cell tower master plan

City wants citizen input on cell tower master planThe second neighborhood meeting is March 27 at UAS.

Introducing “Nanuq,” the mini tyrannosaurus of the North Slope

Introducing “Nanuq,” the mini tyrannosaurus of the North SlopeSeventy million years ago, the baddest predator on top of the world was a pygmy tyrannosaur about half the size of Tyrannosaurus rex.

Assembly drops Spuhn Island cell tower study

Assembly drops Spuhn Island cell tower studyCommunity mediation is not included in options presented to the Assembly.

Yakutat prepares to try out wave-generated power

Yakutat prepares to try out wave-generated powerThe northern Southeast city of Yakutat is gearing up for a wave-energy experiment. If it’s a success, the community of about 650 residents could lower its high, diesel-fueled power costs.

Mendenhall Glacier inspires awe, demands respect

Mendenhall Glacier inspires awe, demands respectVisitors are urged to be cautious and be prepared when on lake ice, approaching glacier, or entering ice cave

Five nations tentatively agree to arctic fishing ban

Five nations tentatively agree to arctic fishing banThe United States and four other Arctic nations have tentatively agreed to prevent commercial fishing in the high Arctic.

Thorne Bay official tired of wireless outages

Thorne Bay official tired of wireless outagesThe City of Thorne Bay experienced a day-long wireless Internet and cell service outage last week. Apparently, that’s not a rare event in that small Prince of Wales Island community.

Should humpbacks lose endangered status?

Should humpbacks lose endangered status?State officials want the federal government to remove some protections for Southeast and Southcentral humpback whales. But a noted researcher says it’s too early to do that.