At Wrangell, the cause for a grin is a bear

...asked, then rattled off a few answers: bears, whales and glaciers.Wrangell has LeConte glacier nearby, but other Alaska glaciers are more photogenic or easier to get to. Sitka and Glacier Bay are already known for whale watching. That left bears...
NASA project to check out summer sea ice

...using the laser technology, known as Lidar.The flights are being conducted at 65,000 feet over Arctic sea ice and Alaska glaciers and collecting measurements. NASA said in a release that the onboard instrument also will take measurements of forests...
Alaska Science Forum: Number of Alaska glaciers is everchanging

...colleague Regine Hock pointed out a similar situation when pondering a request from a magazine reporter on the number of Alaska glaciers."Because of climate warming, the number of glaciers in Germany has increased over the last decades by several...
NMFS plans workshops on harbor seal protections

...ANCHORAGE - A federal agency is taking steps to determine whether cruise ships and other vessels that run up to southeast Alaska glaciers are harming harbor seals, which use ice floes from the glaciers as nurseries for their pups.The National Marine...
Glaciers melting faster than predicted

...winter warming on the distribution and type of winter precipitation," the authors of the new study wrote. For many Alaska glaciers at lower elevations, warmer temperatures are causing the equilibrium line that separates the accumulation zone from...
New Metlakatla ferry christened

...communities of Ketchikan and Metlakatla in spring 2004. Alaska statute requires all state ferries to be named for Alaska glaciers. "Alaskans, and especially those in Metlakatla, are delighted to have had this ship built," Carolyn Leman said...
what's happening

...Bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Call: 321-3109. events "Taku and Hubbard Glaciers: Two Advancing Alaska Glaciers that are Bucking the Regional Trend," a presentation by Ryan Scott for the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center fireside...
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State Briefs

...two through six. Participants were required to submit 250-word essays. By law state ferries must be named after Alaska glaciers. Eleven glacier names already have been used, but students had 735 other glaciers to choose from. Chenega Glacier...
Living at the other end of the earth

...I felt I could pitch a tent in it overnight. There's no way I would have thought that in Juneau." Going near Alaska glaciers is always a risk, since house-sized chunks of ice can break off at any time. In Juneau the glaciers creak and...
Alaska glaciers help drive rise in sea level

Geophysical Institute researcher Regine Hock and her colleague Valentina Radic have calculated that the rate of sea-level rise due to the meltwater from glaciers in Alaska and elsewhere will increase by as much as 60 percent by the year 2100. Half of the world's smallest glaciers may not survive that long.
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