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Alaska Science Forum:

Jim Beget spends much of his time digging for clues from long ago, like when a volcanic island might have collapsed into the sea, sending giant waves to distant shores.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-24/alaska-science-forum
Outdoors
Alaska Science Forum: Northern Alaska joins the cryosphere

It's mid-October, 118 miles from the Arctic Circle. Time for a walk to work.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-17/alaska-science-forum-northern-alaska
Outdoors
Alaska Science Forum: Fire on the mountain near the Yukon River

A smoking mountain near the Yukon River not far from Eagle is, after further study, still a puzzle. People first noticed acrid smoke in September 2012. The mountain has been steaming ever since, even through the coldest days of winter.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-10/alaska-science-forum-fire-mountain-n
Outdoors
Alaska Science Forum: The mammoth mystery of St. Paul Island

One foggy day on St. Paul Island, a woolly mammoth stepped onto a trapdoor of greenery. It plunged 30 feet to the floor of a cave. There was no exit.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-03/alaska-science-forum-mammoth-mystery
Outdoors
Alaska Science Forum: Minto earthquakes then, now and tomorrow

MINTO - Sarah Silas, 89, smiled as she remembered an earthquake that shook her village more than 60 years ago. The floor of her cabin swayed so that her young son staggered away from her.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-19/alaska-science-forum-minto-earthquak
Outdoors
Alaska Science Forum: Maverick red aspens in a world of gold

Will Lentz, a reader from Fairbanks, asks a question that flares every fall: why do some aspens turn red? A few scientists from Fort Collins, Colorado, pondered that subject in the late 1970s.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-12/alaska-science-forum-maverick-red-as
Outdoors
Alaska Editorial: Regents make right on bonus issue

...school students - ones which establish relationships with researchers and no doubt draw students into University of Alaska science programs once they graduate - it seems hard to support giving funds instead to the university's top officer alone...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-12/alaska-editorial-regents-make-right-b
Opinion
Alaska Science Forum: Late summer arrives in the boreal forest

It's early August, 118 miles from the Arctic Circle. Time for a walk to work. The last time I wrote about hiking through the North Campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, summer was a puppy crashing into your shin. Now it has a white muzzle.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-08/alaska-science-forum-late-summer-arr
Outdoors
Alaska Science Forum: Number of Alaska glaciers is everchanging

A glaciologist once wrote that the number of glaciers in Alaska estimated at (greater than) 100,000. That fuzzy number, perhaps written in passive voice for a reason, might be correct. But it depends upon how you count.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-20/alaska-science-forum-number-alaska-g
Outdoors
Alaska Science Forum: On the track of the wolverine

As I skied on a frozen river, a hairy creature trotted toward me. When the wolverine spotted me, it popped up in the air like an antelope, landed like a cat and bounced away into the high country of the Wrangell Mountains.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-21/alaska-science-forum-track-wolverine
Outdoors

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