Alaska Outdoors

Thermometers at work everywhere in Alaska

Let’s talk temperatures.

Stuck in the chuck

Adventures in a salt chuck.

Wasp, yellowjacket, hornet: Do you know the difference?

We tend to be quite casual in how we apply common names.

A felwort starts to flower in late summer. (Courtesy photo | David Bergeson)

End of summer signs are clear

The signs of an approaching fall in Juneau.

A felwort starts to flower in late summer. (Courtesy photo | David Bergeson)
An official derby boat, which was the last boat of the day, pulls away from the dock at Mike Pusich Harbor in Douglas on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
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Empire Live: 73rd Golden North Salmon derby ends, 24-pounder remains in lead

Live updates from the 73rd annual Golden North Salmon Derby.

An official derby boat, which was the last boat of the day, pulls away from the dock at Mike Pusich Harbor in Douglas on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
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Warm waters across Alaska cause salmon die-offs

From the Koyukuk River, to the Kuskokwim, to Norton Sound, to Bristol Bay’s Igushik River, unusually warm temperatures across Alaska this summer led to die-offs… Continue reading

Mummy squirrel tells of a different Alaska

A clue into Alaska’s ancient past.

The fun in hunting is misery

‘If we don’t grow, we are destined for mediocracy.’

Derby officials prepare for re-do

The Golden North Salmon Derby is ready for take two.

Hawk moths in Southeast Alaska

There are well over 1,400 species of hawk moth in the world.

When biologists stocked Alaska with wolves

Alaska’s wolf-stocking experiment.

Derby open to kings again

Event starts on Friday.

Juneau woman takes over indoor farming business

Here’s what’s going down on The Farm.

From Alaska to Africa: Northern wheatears now on remarkable journey

Birds that spent their summer next to muskoxen are now leaving Alaska to spend winter with zebras.

Liam Godfrey-Jolicoeur, left, and Jake Dombek, talk at Harris Harbor on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2019, about their nearly two-month long trip up the Inside Passage by canoe. Both are orginally from Vermont used the trip to raise money and bring awareness to environmental causes. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Liam Godfrey-Jolicoeur, left, and Jake Dombek, talk at Harris Harbor on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2019, about their nearly two-month long trip up the Inside Passage by canoe. Both are orginally from Vermont used the trip to raise money and bring awareness to environmental causes. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)