More and more, scientists rely on traditional ecological knowledge to study climate change.
The Kodiak Electric Association is expanding hydropower capacity, and offering an incentive to the borough to make the shift to electric heat.
An early melt-out date can make for an especially bad wildfire season, but this year, it’s right on schedule for much of the state.
Lasse Holmes, from Homer, exclusively heats his home with wood, in a rocket mass heater.
In Homer heating oil is an expensive alternative to natural gas. That forces some residents to consider less conventional options, like coal.
The sun is directly over the equator, giving equal amounts of daylight and darkness around the world.
There are a lot of heating options. Electricity, natural gas, wood, coal… even french fry oil. But in much of rural Alaska, and even some cities, the primary heating source is diesel.
For climatological winter, Alaska was about seven degrees above normal.
In the past, climate models have struggled to connect ocean conditions with what happens in the atmosphere. But two new studies do a much better job describing that link.
You have to go back over twenty years to find a colder winter Olympics.