Alaska Outdoors

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)

Icelandic glaciologist feels a weighty responsibility

Icelanders will soon install a plaque they hope people will read, long after those who bolted it to a mountain are dead. Near a withering… Continue reading

When a place isn’t just a place

I saw a dude reading Jack London at a coffee shop in Juneau.

Why are Juneau’s hemlock trees turning brown? This one insect is to blame.

This insect is vastly changing the appearance of some hemlocks in town.

Dragons of summer now on the hunt

They’re basically bush pilots.

A merganser hen and ducklings hang out together near the Mendenhall Glacier on July 7, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Steven Hamilton)

Ducks, sundews and sunny day observations

On a hot, sunny day, I sat with some friends on a big log, looking across Berners Bay toward Lion’s Head.

A merganser hen and ducklings hang out together near the Mendenhall Glacier on July 7, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Steven Hamilton)