Alaska Outdoors

Ice fog forms at about minus 35 Fahrenheit. (Ned Rozell | For the Juneau Empire)

The physics of 40 below

Life rolls on.

Ice fog forms at about minus 35 Fahrenheit. (Ned Rozell | For the Juneau Empire)

How do crabs, spiders and slugs breathe?

It’s not how you think.

Alaska blackfish in a world of its own

Meet an evolutionary loner.

The Alaska State Fish Art competition will be held with entries due by March 31, 2020. (Courtesy Photo | Forest Service)

Forest Service fishing for student art of fish in Alaska

How good are your fish drawing skills?

The Alaska State Fish Art competition will be held with entries due by March 31, 2020. (Courtesy Photo | Forest Service)

Another decade down

Here’s to the next 10.

The demise of Scotch Cap lighthouse

“A severe earthquake was felt.”

Winter may be here

… it’s about time.

A tree swallow flies from a nesting box after feeding chicks at the Juneau Community Gardens in 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A tree swallow flies from a nesting box after feeding chicks at the Juneau Community Gardens in 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Who’s calling who? Lessons from a failed waterfowl hunt.

Without illogical enthusiasm, we might not learn new things.

Waterfowl hunting season to close next week

The season will go later next year.

Famous shooters of noxious spray

What do skunks, beetles and octopuses all have in common?

Bear with them, they’re learning

Lecture examines behavior of not-quite adult bears

Sustainable Alaska: Saving Energy at UAS

How the campus saves energy (and money).

Redoubt’s big impact 30 years ago

The eruption that nearly brought down a passenger jet.

The story of five spawning salmon

It’s tough sledding for Dredge Lakes salmon.

A little brown bat. (Courtesy Photo | Alaska Department of Fish and Game)

Dogs make the best bat-scent detectors, helping local researchers

The excellent noses of dogs are put to work in bat research.

A little brown bat. (Courtesy Photo | Alaska Department of Fish and Game)