Ned Rozell, UAF Geophysical Institute

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Stranger in a rich land of winter life

Things an Alaskan notices while standing on a road in Costa Rica:Trees are shaped like mint-green umbrellas rather...

The demise of Scotch Cap lighthouse

In spring of 1946, five men stationed at the Scotch Cap lighthouse had reasons to be happy. World War II was over....

Birds in Alaska, 70 million years ago

Lonely northern cliffs from which scientists have pulled the bones of Alaska dinosaurs also hold the fossilized remains of birds.

Butterflies and ravens as poetic inspiration

Stories about ravens and chickadees and wolves result in more responses in my inbox than others. The past few weeks — after...

Making sense of raven talk

Be careful what you say, ravens. Doug Wacker is listening.Wacker studies animal behavior at the University of Washington...

Butterflies in the middle of winter

Rod Boyce of Two Rivers, Alaska, reports that he has noticed — at a time when the outside air’s temperature has not...

Alaska’s small glaciers on the way out

Glaciers worldwide are withering. Half of them will disappear by the end of this century, and much of the lost ice will...

Report of frog’s death greatly exaggerated

Things didn't look good for the five frozen wood frogs. The palm-sized amphibians were hibernating in a box outside...

Ancient moose antlers hint of early arrival

When a great deal of Earth’s water was locked up within mountains of ice, our ancestors scampered across a dry corridor from...

Adopt a woolly mammoth and win!

A University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist wants to find out when the last woolly mammoth fell to the grass in Alaska. He is asking for help from an unusual source: people like you.

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CPD dispatch report – May 15, 2023 through May 21, 2023

The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between May 15, 2023 through May 21, 2023. Any charges reported in...
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