Alaska Outdoors

Solving the salmon problem

International Year of the Salmon brings people together for common goal.

This is how the animal kingdom reproduces

Live-bearing, egg-laying and everything in between.

A rehabilitated Pacific harbor seal looks back at people during its release at the Auke Recreation Beach on August 27, 2014. After toxic levels of mercury were found in an Admiralty Island harbor seal in 2015, conservationists and subsistence hunters are still wondering if a Juneau-based mine is to blame. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Sealing the spotlight: Wildlife Wednesday to focus on harbor seals

The first Wildlife Wednesday of 2019 will focus on harbor seals. At 7 p.m. tonight, in University of Alaska Southeast’s Egan Lecture Hall, 11066 Auke… Continue reading

A rehabilitated Pacific harbor seal looks back at people during its release at the Auke Recreation Beach on August 27, 2014. After toxic levels of mercury were found in an Admiralty Island harbor seal in 2015, conservationists and subsistence hunters are still wondering if a Juneau-based mine is to blame. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

A hunter’s guide to making the most out of life

I am living two lives and life is going twice as fast.

Life recycled on a wilderness gravel bar

How does a 300-pound animal disappear so fast?

A rehabilitated Pacific harbor seal looks back at people during its release at the Auke Recreation Beach on August 27, 2014. After toxic levels of mercury were found in an Admiralty Island harbor seal in 2015, conservationists and subsistence hunters are still wondering if a Juneau-based mine is to blame. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Wildlife Wednesday to focus on harbor seals

If you harbor an interest in seals, there’s a Wednesday night program for you. At 7 p.m. Jan. 2, in University of Alaska Southeast’s Egan… Continue reading

A rehabilitated Pacific harbor seal looks back at people during its release at the Auke Recreation Beach on August 27, 2014. After toxic levels of mercury were found in an Admiralty Island harbor seal in 2015, conservationists and subsistence hunters are still wondering if a Juneau-based mine is to blame. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Photos: Traveling for the holidays

To appreciate Juneau’s beauty, you need an outside perspective.

Listening to the heartbeat of Alaska

280 seismic stations silently do their jobs.

Tracking animal footprints in the snow

Few critters are making themselves visible.

Study: Degrading permafrost puts Arctic infrastructure at risk by mid-century

In the Arctic, a high potential of thawing permafrost in the next 30 years.

Friend and foe?

As hunters and anglers, we are allies and enemies.

Something to mink about

These weasel family members are all over Alaska.

Photos: Thanksgiving in Fairbanks

You can’t understand “dry cold” until you feel it.

Remembering the effects of plastics

We are entering finals week at the University of Alaska Southeast. As students and faculty wrap up our courses, many of us are thinking about… Continue reading

Eagle eyes

How does visual acuity work?