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