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Students Coached by Alaska Sea Grant Make Good Showing at Tsunami Bowl

Students Coached by Alaska Sea Grant Make Good Showing at Tsunami Bowl

Mastering marine knowledge, researching an ocean topic and meeting with scientists are all part of the learning process for Alaska high schoolers who prepare for the Alaska Tsunami Bowl annual competition. The 21st Tsunami Bowl took place in Seward, February 9-11, with 22 teams competing. The winners were Cordova’s “Yeti…

Big Year for NASA’s IceBridge in 2017

Big Year for NASA’s IceBridge in 2017

From the South Pole to Greenland, from Alaska’s glaciers to Svalbard, NASA’s Operation IceBridge covered the icy regions of our planet in 2017 with a record seven separate field campaigns. The mission of IceBridge, NASA’s longest-running airborne science program monitoring polar ice, is to collect data on changing…

Beluga Whales Dive Deeper, Longer to Find Food in Arctic

Beluga Whales Dive Deeper, Longer to Find Food in Arctic

Reductions in sea ice in the Arctic have a clear impact on animals such as polar bears that rely on frozen surfaces for feeding, mating and migrating. But sea ice loss is changing Arctic habitat and affecting other species in more indirect ways, new research finds. Beluga whales…

Space Weather: Havoc Caused by the Sun

Space Weather: Havoc Caused by the Sun

Space weather affects snowplow drivers carving through Thompson Pass in a whiteout, Iowa farmers dropping seeds of corn,…

Where are the Yukon Chinooks Headed?

Where are the Yukon Chinooks Headed?

In a packed university conference room, biologist Randy Brown spoke of chinook, the fatty king of far-north salmon.…

Largest Earthquake on the Planet, Until Proven Otherwise

Largest Earthquake on the Planet, Until Proven Otherwise

What’s this? Another aftershock? That’s hundreds now, each fainter than the last. Sorry, I guess I’ve moved on.…

Utqiagvik, Where the Climate has Changed

Utqiagvik, Where the Climate has Changed

Two things happened on top of the world this week. In Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow), on Jan. 22 the…

Supreme Court Rejects Oil Industry Challenge to Endangered Species Protection for Bearded Seals

Supreme Court Rejects Oil Industry Challenge to Endangered Species Protection for Bearded Seals

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Supreme Court today declined a challenge to federal protection of bearded seals in Alaska under…

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