Alaska Outdoors

A winter walk in Gustavus

The day began in quiet leisure.

Glacier in retreat: What the Taku is teaching us about climate change

A changing climate has caught up with the glacier.

Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire
                                Stephen Lewis, a researcher with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, gives a presentation on golden eagles in Alaska at University of Alaska Southeast on Thursday.
Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire
                                Stephen Lewis, a researcher with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, gives a presentation on golden eagles in Alaska at University of Alaska Southeast on Thursday.
Eric Prestegard, outgoing executive director of Douglas Island Pink & Chum, Inc., leads a tour of the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery in this January 2016 file photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

DIPAC’s longtime executive director retires

He had been executive director since 2002.

Eric Prestegard, outgoing executive director of Douglas Island Pink & Chum, Inc., leads a tour of the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery in this January 2016 file photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Adeline Hiemstra, a 14-year-old eighth grader at Randy Smith Middle School in Fairbanks, presented at the massive American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in December 2019 in San Francisco. (Ned Rozell | For the Juneau Empire)
Adeline Hiemstra, a 14-year-old eighth grader at Randy Smith Middle School in Fairbanks, presented at the massive American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in December 2019 in San Francisco. (Ned Rozell | For the Juneau Empire)

Like the first time

Hearing ourselves out.

Fungi — more friends than foe

It would be a dull life without them.

At the tipping point: How do we stop cruise ship tourism from going overboard?

How did we get here and are we doing enough to protect our town from tourism’s effects?

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)