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Alaska Science Forum: Alaska's wildfires and the changing boreal forest

...the spruce of Interior Alaska. The boreal forest, a swath of spruce-dominated woods from Interior Alaska to the Atlantic Ocean, might be in for a big change."Results suggest that a widespread shift from coniferous to deciduous vegetation...
Cutter Roanoke Island leaves Homer on last voyage

...harbor to wave good-bye to fathers and husbands. The Roanoke Island's crew will sail both the Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean and pass through the Panama Canal in a once-in-a lifetime, two-month journey.In a speech at the ceremonies...
Solar-powered plane tries to fly around the world

...Bertrand Piccard during layovers on a 21,700-mile journey.Some legs of the trip, such as over the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, will mean five days and five nights of flying solo. Both pilots have been training hard for this journey, which...
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Antarctic sea ice growth does not negate climate change

...Nature, they suggested the sea ice distribution in the south could be controlled by ocean temperatures in the North Atlantic Ocean through large-scale changes in atmospheric pressure linked to global warming and natural variability. Other researchers...
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For Arctic, an Atlantic alternative

...oil companies have been barred from drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, where a moratorium was in place until 2008.The...Northeastern Democrats objected to the proposal for the Atlantic Ocean, saying an oil spill knows no boundaries. The proposal...
Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

...oil companies have been barred from drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, where a moratorium was in place up until 2008...Northeastern Democrats objected to the proposal for the Atlantic Ocean. The proposal comes as the U.S. is in the midst...
Dormant issues thaw along with a melting Arctic

...Arctic when it submits its claim next year. Earlier this month, Canada applied to extend its seabed claims in the Atlantic Ocean, including some preliminary Arctic claims, but it wants more time to prepare a claim that would include the North...
Rio's Olympic waterways full of trash and sewage

...383-square-kilometer) Guanabara Bay, where the only exit for foul, polluted waters is through a narrow opening onto the Atlantic Ocean. Home to a thriving artisanal fishing industry and popular palm-lined beaches as recently as the late-1970s...
Adjustments delay new Arctic vessel

...transportation and testing.The Sikuliaq will undergo trials in Lake Michigan. Additional trials are planned for the Atlantic Ocean. An open house for the vessel is scheduled for November on the Potomac River.The Sikuliaq eventually will head...
Empire Editorial: Welcome, one and all

...Juneau's downtown corridor will be flooded with visitors from both the Lower 48 and countries across the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, performers and attendees will arrive by plane and boat for the annual Juneau Jazz and Classics festival, and on...


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