Climate specialist Rick Thoman says the likelihood of these storms becoming more common is high and will continue to rise as our climate changes.
As bumblebees have declined in parts of the Lower 48, they’re apparently thriving in Alaska, even in the high Arctic.
If dinosaurs were migrating, they would have had very little time to move to lower latitudes with newborns, which suggests that the animals did not, in fact migrate.
Officials are still examining the substance in a lab to determine what it is, but DEC suspects it’s black tar or asphalt.
There are several communities in close proximity to new fires.
A Defense Department spokesman said three cities are under consideration for housing the Ted Stevens Center: Anchorage, Colorado Springs and Washington, D.C.
Physicists have long speculated about what gives rise to this very specific light phenomenon that occurs in the Earth’s polar regions.
The ruling comes more than a decade after the Center for Biological Diversity, a conservation group, first petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the walrus as endangered or threatened.
A collaboration between scientists from both countries is providing a clearer picture of the species, which remain subsistence staples to Arctic communities.
The study points to more than 40 overwintering wildfires reported in Alaska since 2005, and Jandt says climate change is suspected to be a key factor.