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Berry Research Project Seeks Volunteer Citizen Scientists

Berry Research Project Seeks Volunteer Citizen Scientists

Across Alaska, berry harvests have begun in earnest — and, this year, so has a project in which Alaskans will help track their berry patches scientifically. The new National Science Foundation project, dubbed “Winterberry,” aims not only to engage Alaskans in research on berry resources but also to…

Loss of Arctic Sea Ice Causes Earliest Pacific Walrus Haul Out Ever

Loss of Arctic Sea Ice Causes Earliest Pacific Walrus Haul Out Ever

CHUKCHI SEA, Alaska— Hundreds of Pacific walruses have hauled out of Arctic waters near Alaska’s Point Lay due to declining sea ice levels, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today. It’s the earliest haul out the agency has ever seen, and scientists fear a repeat of stampedes that…

Final Steps to Mile 0 of Summer Walk

Final Steps to Mile 0 of Summer Walk

FRANKLIN BLUFFS — I said goodbye to my final hiking partner outside a van on the side of a gravel highway. For the remaining 40 miles in my summer hike along the path of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, it will be just Cora and me. When I walked away…

Rare Opportunity to Study the Critically Endangered North Pacific right whale in the Bering Sea

Rare Opportunity to Study the Critically Endangered North Pacific right whale in the Bering Sea

Over the next few months, NOAA Fisheries researcher Jessica Crance will be part of an international team of…

Increased Sea Ice Drift Puts Polar Bears on Faster Moving Treadmill

Increased Sea Ice Drift Puts Polar Bears on Faster Moving Treadmill

A study led by the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Wyoming found that increased westward ice…

Using Microwaves to See through Clouds

Using Microwaves to See through Clouds

The most common types of satellite images are only able to see the “top” of the sky —…

Coast Guard Reintroduces Shipboard Diving Capabilities to Arctic

Coast Guard Reintroduces Shipboard Diving Capabilities to Arctic

ALAMEDA, Calif. ­— U.S. Coast Guardsmen and U.S. Navy sailors conducted shipboard dive operations from a Coast Guard…

Coast Guard Cutter Maple Reaches Northwest Passage During Historic Voyage

Coast Guard Cutter Maple Reaches Northwest Passage During Historic Voyage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Maple reached the Northwest Passage Thursday during their…

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