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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.


The role of climate change in our weird winter weather …


A high-ranking U.S. official says Alaska needs more infrastructure to handle increased shipping through Arctic waters.


A wide-ranging plan for the Arctic – a place most Americans don’t know much about.


Climate change is destroying the historical record of Arctic peoples.


University of Alaska Fairbanks Institute of Northern Engineering

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.

Kristin Timm

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.


Anthony R. Fiorillo and Ron Tykoski / Fiorillo AR, Tykoski RS (2014) A Diminutive New Tyrannosaur from the Top of the World. PLoS ONE 9(3): e91287. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091287

Fairbanks, AK - Most of the field work that will happen in Alaska this summer has wrapped up and scientists are now hard at work preparing samples for study and analyzing data.  Some of those field-collected samples include the remains of dinosaurs from the North Slope.

Somewhere between 100 and 70 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed a region of Alaska stretching from Denali to the North Slope. “In 2006, we worked on a quarry…" s ays Anthony Fiorillo.  He's the Curator of Earth Sciences at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas Texas.

Winter's Coming, Farmer's Almanac or Not

Sep 13, 2013

Fairbanks, AK - The latest edition of the Old Farmer’s Almanac hit newsstands across the nation this week.  There are two versions of the Farmer’s Almanac that come out each year.  Much like its newer counterpart, the Old one predicts a cold a snowy winter.  But that isn’t abnormal for Alaska.

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