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Northern Snowshoe Hares Eat Lots of Dirt

Northern Snowshoe Hares Eat Lots of Dirt

The evidence is in: Snowshoe hares near Wiseman eat lots of dirt. “I have thousands and thousands of photos of hares eating soil in this one little spot,” said Donna DiFolco, a biologist and cartographer with the National Park Service. DiFolco has studied hares in the eastern portion…

Eyewitness to the Peregrine Falcon’s Recovery

Eyewitness to the Peregrine Falcon’s Recovery

YUKON RIVER — “She’s starting to wail,” Chris Florian says, referring to the worrisome shriek of a peregrine falcon across the river. Florian, her biologist husband Skip Ambrose and I are sitting on warm gravel a few steps from the river on a sunny summer evening. We just…

NOAA Surveys the Unsurveyed, Leading the Way in the U.S. Arctic

NOAA Surveys the Unsurveyed, Leading the Way in the U.S. Arctic

President Thomas Jefferson, who founded Coast Survey in 1807, commissioned Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery Expedition in 1803, the first American expedition to cross the western portion of the contiguous United States. Today there remains a vast western America territory that is largely unknown and unexplored –…

Alaska’s Big River Never Stops Flowing

Alaska’s Big River Never Stops Flowing

It’s midsummer, a good time to slip a canoe onto the Yukon River. I start at the river…

Fires, Floods and Satellite Views: Modeling the Boreal Forest’s Future

Fires, Floods and Satellite Views: Modeling the Boreal Forest’s Future

A new study shows that as those fires scorched a region of boreal forest the size of Maryland,…

Parting a Sea of Fortymile Caribou

Parting a Sea of Fortymile Caribou

Floating down the Fortymile River, we heard the roar of a rapid just ahead. At the same time,…

In a Warming Climate, Arctic Geese are Rushing North

In a Warming Climate, Arctic Geese are Rushing North

As Arctic temperatures continue to rise, migratory barnacle geese have responded by speeding up their 3,000-kilometer migration in…

ShoreZone Coastal Habitat Surveys Continue in Alaska

ShoreZone Coastal Habitat Surveys Continue in Alaska

Scientists involved in the Alaska ShoreZone program have been steadily imaging and mapping Alaska’s rich coastal habitats since…

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