Alaska Outdoors

Lucky? Good? Who cares

The hunt continues.

Mystery organism comes to light

A real-life X-Files episode.

Alaska’s three types of Amanita muscaria

A common, conspicuous, gaudy mushroom.

Living dead scattered across Alaska landscape

16-legged frogs? Yes, it’s a thing.

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.’