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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
It is an evolutionary loner.
It’s involved with almost all aspects of life.
Dan Joling of Anchorage was set to photograph the full moon rising over the Port of Anchorage on Jan. 6, 2023. His research told him… Continue reading
Dead wood is an important basis for many new uses.
Even optimistic projections show half of glaciers gone by end of century.
I noticed two uncommon things that this beaver did…
Alive and hopping.
The effects of climate change are being felt far and wide.
One year before Alaska became part of America, 21-year old William Dall ascended the Yukon River on a sled, pulled by dogs. The man who… Continue reading
During the darkest days of Alaska’s winter, black-capped chickadees stuff themselves with enough seeds and frozen insects to survive 18-hour nights. Where chickadees spent those… Continue reading
Examples come from many kinds of critters.
“De-extinction” company adopts fossils for Alaska school districts.
Here’s how some diminutive vertebrates do it.
One winter day not long ago, a reporter from the Sacramento Bee called. She had read a story I wrote about life at 40 below… Continue reading
Touch is a mechanical sense, detecting physical stimuli such as pressure, texture, stretch, vibrations and flow. Touch receptors come in a variety of forms —… Continue reading
Climate change in the Arctic and Alaska is substantial; we can see signals it has arrived…”
When you are a young boy growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s, sniffing warm pastries your father has placed in the window of his… Continue reading
It’s a collaboration between local scientists, composers and musicians