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Alaska Science Forum: Two tales of dynamic Alaska tundra

...spent a lot of time on gravel runways in small villages," she said. Village airstrips are often on some of the highest ground. There, surveyors sunk benchmarks - brass discs atop rods driven into the earth or exposed bedrock. She resurveyed...
Alaska Science Forum: 1946 tsunami survivor shares her story

...said.Eddie knew the best path to safety was to get to higher ground before another wave came in. He guided a group of children...other adults delivered the children to a radio tower and higher ground, where the kids played. When the tsunami faded, the...
Water levels decline after Tuesday flood

...are effectively isolated," Juneau Ranger District recreation program manager Ed Grossman said. "So even though the high ground in the RV loop likely would not flood, we just don't want people then behind the lake in case there was a need to...
Empire Editorial: For governor of Alaska, Parnell is the right pick

...marches with a "Choose Respect" banner.That may be the case, but much of the criticism seems to be launched from the high ground of hindsight.We believe Parnell took the right steps once he knew of the problems: He launched investigations as...
Airlift sent for marooned Denali guests, employees

...leave on a bus that was allowed in Thursday afternoon. Fister said some campers chose to remain at the campground on higher ground where there is no danger of flooding.More than 3 inches of rain have fallen in the 6 million acre park, located...
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Press should defend Citizens United, 1st Amendment

...because I find such "pledges" silly on general principle. Secondarily, it is silly because even if Sullivan is on the high ground it will do no good when the media will predictably dismiss or diminish the idea based on his proper support for the...
Alaska Science Forum: A great Alaska earthquake meets southern California

...mass of water that will soon slosh over the shallows, but the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach cannot run for high ground. Here is where, in an event with many impacts, we look at the economic.All 314 million Americans have an intimate...
New Jökulhaup flood danger becomes old hat

...she completed in 1979, closer to the river. Her contractor had warned her against that and told her to build it on higher ground, something she said she's grateful for."Luckily even though the river came up to within three feet of the house...
My Turn: 'Eye for an eye' shows neither strength or courage

...militarily weaker and oppressed people. What about Israel, he essentially asked. Indeed, Israel isn't on the moral high ground when its idea of justice goes well beyond an eye for an eye. According to the Jewish Virtual Library, five times more...
Ocean acidification threatens marine life

...spears.Villagers here know increasing storms and rising seas someday will force them to move their sago tree huts to higher ground. But with a quarter of a million people spread across 600 islands, the threat to food may be more significant.Fishermen...


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