Alaska Outdoors

Downtown Juneau as seen from the Mount Bradley Trail in July 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Sustainability in the summertime

Time to learn, read and fish.

Downtown Juneau as seen from the Mount Bradley Trail in July 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

How many glaciers are there in Alaska?

There’s no easy answer.

Putting down roots: The evolution of moss and maple trees

An invasion of land plants millions of years ago.

These ducks are among many moving northward

Researchers first saw ruddy duck nests in Yukon Flats in 2013.

Sights, sounds and smells of spring

Springtime in Juneau tickles the senses.

The man who broke through the Northwest Passage

Merritt Helfferich’s journey on a ship as long as the Empire State Building.

What lurks beneath: Creatures under tree bark and the stories they tell

Spiders, millipedes and the lethal consequences of family life.

Why should anyone care about clam breath?

Respiration rates are numbers scientists can plug into ecosystem models.

Finding solace in nature amid grief and despair

A personal statement from a local naturalist.

Salmon derby season set to kick off

Catch these competitions in Southeast.

When the going gets relaxing, the weak take naps

Take a moment to relax outside.

A powdery idea to reduce loss of sea ice

Ice911 team is hoping to restore it over time.

A fun game to play while hiking

What will you discover?

Warm spring may result in icy breakup

Forecasters predict mellow transition for most of Alaska’s big rivers.