Because forests like the Tongass hold onto carbon, they can serve as a buffer for increasing greenhouse gas emissions.
Giant steel structures divert avalanches away from transmission line towers while the Daisy Bell device is used to trigger small slides before they become big ones.
As they swim through the Kenai River, fish shed tiny bits of environmental DNA — in skin cells, feces, even mucous. Researchers are collecting this eDNA from the river to understand which species of fish are there.
The Native Village of Kaktovik is speaking out against the Biden administration, claiming their tribe wasn’t consulted about an agreement President Biden made with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding protections of the porcupine caribou herd in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
According to a report from the Department of Environmental Conservation, the vessel owner reported 1500 gallons of diesel fuel and 55 gallons of hydraulic oil on board at the time of sinking.
Bears tend to build their dens at an elevation of about 2,000 to 3,000 feet, usually where the angle of the slope is around 35 to 45 degrees.
The Department of Fish and Game says “it’s hard to get them out of those rafters.”
Freezing temperatures in Ketchikan brought the mercury down to single digits at night and in the 20s during the day in Ketchikan in early February. That’s thought to have caused a pipe to burst on the top floor of the Zeigler building at UAS.
Ketchikan beaches have elevated levels of bacteria that could make people sick even without dozens of cruise ships sailing through the Inside Passage and discharging wastewater.
As of late Saturday, there have been no slides in the Behrends Avenue Area. But, the weather is about to take a turn for the worse.