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When Syun-Ichi Akasofu walks by in the building on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus that bears his name, I want to catch up and… Continue reading
During a human-powered journey of that length, things will not go as planned.
As the sun set and the sky dimmed, the birds kept coming.
As I await more and bigger signs of spring, there have been good things to see along the trails.
While running through Bicentennial Park in Anchorage, biologist Jessy Coltrane spotted a porcupine in a birch tree. On her runs on days following, she saw… Continue reading
Dancing, dialects and more.
“We would like to be able to map the water-equivalent (in snow) globally.”
Eating liquid blood is a moderately popular way of life in the animal kingdom.
Things an Alaskan notices while standing on a road in Costa Rica…
Winter is an odd time of year here.
They’re no spring chickens.
Surprise! A starlit night, a nice day, lower temperatures, and then some lovely snow.
Both poets and scientists are deep observers who interpret the world in different ways.
Red and reddish colors can be produced in many ways, by a variety of pigment molecules.
Do we really want to know what ravens are saying about us?
Plants such as roses and devil’s club aren’t the only prickly ones…
More than half of those are in just four countries: India, Pakistan, Peru and China.
Waiting in the wings for spring.
Five decades ago, some well-known ecologists looked around and noted that their terrestrial world was very green. Why didn’t herbivores demolish the greenery? The observers… Continue reading