Hunters find giant spruce burl; burls' cause a mystery

...Though he sometimes sees trees in the Tongass National Forest that people have cut the burls off of - and occasionally scientists do "destructive sampling" in their research - cutting off the burl of a tree gives it an "open wound" that can enable...
Alaska Science Forum: Far-north changes pondered in San Francisco

...more than 20,000 Earth and space scientists, press conferences offered by the organizers feature scientists discussing everything from Mars rovers...would have otherwise bounced off ice. Scientists also found ocean temperatures near...
Letter: Ambler road study one piece of the puzzle of the project's impact on the Western Arctic caribou herd is "just a piece of the puzzle."The study involved scientists from the U.S Geological Survey, The Wilderness Society and the National Park Service, and focused solely on the potential...
Growing season in her kitchen. "My mom's an organic farmer, so I grew up with kale in utero," she said. "And my dad's a scientist ... I feel like (growing green things) is just who I am."The tower goes outside in the summer, and she brings it inside...
Study: Warming West Coast will send fish northward

...follow them. Or else they may need to switch to different target species," Richard Brodeur, a study co-author and senior scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said in a statement."It may not happen right away, but we are...
Agency proposes critical habitat for ringed seals

...Sea."After reviewing the best available information, our scientists identified the habitat features that are essential for sustaining...seal were declared threatened in December 2012 when federal scientists concluded that a significant decrease in sea ice was probable...
Analysis: Southeast wolves aren't subspecies provides extensive genetic data," Cronin said in a news release. "That, along with literature published by other scientists, shows there is no support for the assertion that these wolves are a subspecies."Cronin, a research professor in the...
Alaska Science Forum: Alaska blackfish in a world of its own

...In their journal, the men devoted the final chapter to "Experiments on Freezing the Blackfish."From Barrow lakes, the scientists captured eight blackfish and froze them into a block of ice. When they thawed the fish, none were alive."However...
Polar bears disappearing from region

...Canada study found, with scientists seeing a dramatic from global warming.Scientists from the U.S. Geological...USGS and left to become chief scientist at the conservation group...was "a wake-up call" for scientists because sea ice shrank to...
Study finds virus likely cause of sea star wasting

GRANTS PASS, Ore. - Scientists have isolated a virus they are pretty sure is causing the mysterious disease that has killed millions of sea stars on the Pacific...


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