Counting sheep in the Chugach Mountains

As a wildlife field technician, Luke Metherell combines job, hobby and homework on weeklong backpacking trips in the mountains.A biology student at University of...

High summer along the pipeline’s path

YUKON RIVER — It's high summer, past the solstice. Everything is alive here on the path of the Trans-Alaska pipeline.Since I started this hike...

Ancient DNA gives glimpse of ancestors of Native Americans

NEW YORK — DNA from an infant who died in Alaska some 11,500 years ago is giving scientists the best look yet at the...

Final steps to Mile 0 of summer walk

FRANKLIN BLUFFS — I said goodbye to my final hiking partner today outside a van on the side of a gravel highway. For the...

Wolves a defining part of Alaska landscape

The wolf tracks appeared as they always do, as a surprise.On a day between fall and winter, with the leaves fallen and browning but...

Daily respites during a summer-long walk

JIM RIVER — On this cobble bar north of the Arctic Circle, it is a fine day. The sky is a sheet of blue,...

Scientists seek US backcountry skiers to measure snowpack

ANCHORAGE — America's space agency wants you to head for the mountains with a smartphone and a measuring stick.NASA's earth science arm is funding...

Jasmine Gil: ‘Science is my life’

One year after completing her degree in natural sciences at UAA, Jasmine Gil stands at a crossroads. What comes next?The signpost in one direction...
Former Justice Center director André Rosay, now the associate dean of Academic and Student Affairs in UAA’s College of Health, helped establish the Alaska Justice Information Center in 2015.

How UAA’s Justice Information Center is using data to help policymakers

In 2010, Alaska’s lawmakers were working to overhaul the state’s criminal justice reform system. At the time, former Governor Sean Parnell was launching his...

Dog partner enhances hike across Alaska

I suspected my brief dogless period was coming to an end when my wife and daughter were looking at puppies on the Internet.We had...

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