Alaska Outdoors

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.

Arctic tern nesting areas closed at glacier

The area is off limits for the summer.

Finding purpose in exploring the Last Frontier

Travel to get somewhere, not to get away from something.

How do plants breathe?

They also need oxygen to live.

Yukon’s Innoko is a long river short on people

Innoko will soon be a noisy place.

Birds large and small sniff their way through life

Birds’ inability to smell has proven wrong many times.

Tick, tick, tick: Alaska braces for invading parasites

State’s warming climate helping ticks gain foothold.

Alaska should not rank 43rd in US in sustainable development

Cuts to public education, climate action, ferry system constitute reckless governance.

Did Juneau’s pine trees arrive from the north?

Opining on the history, ecology of these tall specimens.

Photos: Juneau Springs to Life

It’s getting brighter and warmer.