Alaska Outdoors

When a hat isn’t just a hat

Dude, where’s my hat?

 

How do rising C02 levels affect plants?

Carbon dioxide and ecosystems.

 

The story behind these ubiquitous round worms

There are thousands of species of nematodes.

 

Middle Alaska once again part of the cryosphere

Changes to the Alaska snowpack.

Scouts try out environmental stewardship

Troop helps plant over 100 trees.

A change in season is marked by tree leaves turning color at Evergreen Cemetery on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Autumn arrives in Juneau

Observations from Eaglecrest, Dan Moller and Gold Ridge.

A change in season is marked by tree leaves turning color at Evergreen Cemetery on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
In this Nov. 29, 2018 photo, clouds swirl over Douglas Island. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Sustainable Alaska: Vote for the trees and stop recycling bad ideas

I am not against logging. And call me hopelessly naïve but I am for living-wage jobs in Southeast and all of Alaska (don’t worry, this… Continue reading

In this Nov. 29, 2018 photo, clouds swirl over Douglas Island. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Sifting volcanic paydirt to help forecast eruptions

The science behind predicting volcano eruptions.

Fishermen catch 2 billionth sockeye salmon in Bristol Bay this year

‘It wasn’t supposed to happen this fast.’

Living on the edge of wilderness means the lives of humans and wildlife often intersect. Sometimes planned, sometimes not. (Jeff Lund | For the Juneau Empire

Accidents and negligence

“My bad” doesn’t always do the trick.

Living on the edge of wilderness means the lives of humans and wildlife often intersect. Sometimes planned, sometimes not. (Jeff Lund | For the Juneau Empire

Welcome to the mushroom show

Roving around Boy Scout Beach.

A moon jellyfish swims in Gastineau Channel on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A moon jellyfish swims in Gastineau Channel on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Raccoons, wild pigs and other bad ideas

Tales of imported wildlife.

Alaska’s changes are many, and so fast

Thermometers across the state are hitting record highs.

Why I love September

It’s nice to get our city back, so to speak.