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Remembering the Vikings - 'iron slicks' of the muskegs

...the glaciers receded (and advanced and receded) over the millennia, they left pits hollowed out of bedrock in their wake, which...edible and not rancid after being buried and forgotten for millennia. They were used as graves, and eerily-preserved bodies...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-24/remembering-vikings-iron-slicks-musk
Outdoors
F-bombs away: Rants are time-honored part of sports culture

...a Vine of them sulking back home retweeted for all the world to see.Oh, those were the days. Fast forward a handful of millennia and the veil has been pulled back. Cameras and microphones are everywhere. The one thing that hasn't changed? Coaches...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-04-22/f-bombs-away-rants-are-time-honored-pa
Sports
UAF project documents Native hunting knowledge

Alaska Native people have been living with and harvesting marine mammals for millennia. Now, as the climate changes rapidly around them, they are sharing their knowledge with scientists in effort to conserve the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-23/uaf-project-documents-native-hunting
Outdoors
Run softly but carry a big hiking stick

...and hike accustomed paths and rest along the time-trusted terrain that countless others did moments, months and runners' millennia before us.Nature's course is never laid out to be easy for humans to navigate.Or hard.Nature's course is laid out...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-25/run-softly-carry-big-hiking-stick
Sports
Arctic reverses trend, is warmest in 2 millennia

...the Earth's orbit that caused the region to get less direct sunlight. Indeed, the Arctic had been cooling for nearly two millennia before reversing course in the last century and starting to warm as human activities added greenhouse gases to the atmosphere...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090409/sta_489683994.shtml
What's happening this week, March 12

...m., Saturday, March 14,the Canvas. Attendees are encouraged to dress in costume sporting the 80's, 90's, or millenniums to reflect the 30th anniversary of the ShamJam. Tickets are $30m available at the door. Proceeds will support the Canvas...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-11-19
Art
Empire Editorial: Climate change - it's 'a thing'

...instance, we Alaskans can continue to enjoy fat king salmon, hefty moose and resources that sustain us in healthy ways for millennia to come. That said, we think many Alaskans would probably agree with the U.S. Senate - there's something to this whole...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-28/empire-editorial-climate-change-its-t
Opinion
Bright moments in the Arts 2014

...many efforts, locally, to preserve and perpetuate the Tlingit language, an invaluable part both of Tlingit culture and millennia of knowledge about Southeast Alaska. Lance Twitchell's classes at UAS; Mallory Story, Will Geiger, Richard Radford and...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-25/bright-moments-arts-2014
Art
Mastodons more ancient than previously thought

...crossed over the Bering Isthmus from Asia into North America.Mastodons disappeared from Alaska and Yukon several tens of millennia before the onset of major climatic changes at the end of the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago. However, mastodons did survive...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-16/mastodons-more-ancient-previously-th
Outdoors
Burmeister has lead in Iditarod, first to leave Galena

...including four-time champion Jeff King.King claimed a gourmet meal as the first to arrive there early Thursday. The Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage flew its chef to the checkpoint - 396 miles into the 1,000-mile race to the coastal town of Nome...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-13/burmeister-has-lead-iditarod-first-lea
Sports

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