Overnight low temperatures have dropped down to freezing in some spots around the Interior over the past week, including Denali Park to the south and Eagle to the east. It hasn’t dropped that much yet in the Fairbanks area – but it’s overdue.
National Weather Service climate expert Rick Thoman says there’s a good chance that all of Alaska will be warmer than normal in August and the next couple of months. But he says there’s near-certainty that coastal areas along the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering and Beaufort seas will be warm through October.
Geology and climate are interacting in the Brooks Range, sending masses of debris down mountains toward the Dalton Highway. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, one of the moving debris lobes has prompted a plan to relocate the road.
Fairbanks-area environmental activists say they’re building on the momentum they generated two weeks ago during the local observance of the global People’s Climate March.They’re forming a local chapter of the national organization that headed-up the march to help lobby for limits on carbon emissions to reduce the impact of climate change.