ADVENTURE JOURNAL In the new world of unreliable snowfall, ice skates offer a swift and sublime form of backcountry travel. The sky was the color of charcoal when Luc Mehl stepped onto the frozen ribbon of the Selawik River. The smoldering ember of the horizon announced the arrival of a cold, clear day. But it … More The revolution will be hard, fast, and frozen
SCIENCE U.S. weather service union fears that automation threatens jobs and sacrifices forecasters’ local knowledge Last week, things began stirring inside the truck-size box that sat among melting piles of snow at the airport in Fairbanks, Alaska. Before long, the roof of the box yawned open and a weather balloon took off into the sunny … More Robotic weather balloon launchers spread in Alaska
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC The fight over the proposed Pebble mine in southern Alaska is a harbinger: Global copper demand is expected to grow dramatically. Read the full story at NationalGeographic.com.