ANCHORAGE - Alaska's Cleveland Volcano is heating up and scientists are on alert in case it sends up an ash cloud that could threaten trans-Pacific flights. The Alaska Volcano Observatory detected elevated surface temperatures Jan.
ANCHORAGE - A volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands sent up an ash cloud Thursday that prompted scientists to increase the alert level for commercial aircraft traffic. The Alaska Volcano Observatory said satellite images at 4:02 a.m.
A small, unseen stream tumbles down the slopes of Mt. McGinnis. As it peters out, it disappears under the icy border of the Mendenhall Glacier. The water tunnels its way underneath the glacier, assisted only by the movement of air, forming the "ice caves."
ANCHORAGE - Alaska's Mount Redoubt rumbled again Sunday and geologists at the Alaska Volcano Observatory increased the official alert level to orange, the stage just before eruption.
Alaskans could be treated to a summer glimpse of the northern lights. The aurora should be active in the early morning hours today and possibly into tonight, according to a forecast from the University of Alaska Geophysical Institute. Weather permitting, the display should be visible above most of the state. The institute said this display is thanks to a large solar event near the central part of the sun on Tuesday.
As temperatures rise in Alaska, so will damage to roads, runways, public buildings and utility lines, according to a new study.
When the northern lights are shimmering above Juneau, they're also dancing beneath watchful eyes that study the aurora from space.
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