The fun begins

After dismal, back-to-back starts to Alaska’s season of the salmon in 2017 and 2018, there appear to be 2019 reasons for 49th state fishermen to be optimistic. Or should that be 25,523 […]

Northern fitness

Despite being dragged down by Anchorage’s lack of sidewalks and its disconnected network of multi-use/bike trails, Alaska’s largest city scores big in the American Fitness Index just released by American College of […]

Metabolic theory

A sweeping study of marine phytoplankton has brought into question the idea that global ocean productivity is declining because of climate change. Swiss scientists who claim to have completed “the first analysis […]

Danger land

Once again the dangerous tourist season in the north is underway with six people dead in a floatplane collision at the southern end of the Alaska Panhandle and an injured snowboarder rescued […]

Bad drivers

Instead of just arguing over who the worst scofflaws – motorists or cyclists – the Danes have taken a novel approach and actually studied road traffic. The results? The bad behavior of […]

Explosive question

When well-meaning Alaska lawmaker Geran Tarr decided to join the collective of state legislators around the country considering increases in the minimum-wage, she turned to her official Facebook page to open a […]

Welcome invader

For almost 90 years, people have been trying to introduce ring-necked pheasants to Alaska without luck, and yet the species never really disappears. Credit, or blame, the human yearning for some little […]