Saving babies

After much lobbying by citizens of Seward, a small town at the head of Alaska’s Resurrection Bay, an effort is underway to rescue two orphaned grizzly bear cubs that have become a city […]

Monochrome

Scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash., think they’ve come up with a way to help scientists and students with one of the countries most widespread and yet overlooked […]

Framed?

Already struggling financially and facing unhappy neighbors in Alaska’s Kachemak Bay, the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association (CIAA) now finds itself being drawn into a public-relations mess with four board members charged in […]

Saving porky

Funny how wildlife in trouble can touch the hearts of humans.   Growing up on a farm in Iowa, former Alaska state Rep. Eldon Mulder, R-Anchorage, confesses  he’d never given a thought […]

“I believe”

Once upon a time in America, the information business was more like science than religion. No matter whether writers were in public relations or journalism, accuracy was judged on evidence not mere […]

Water kills again

The growing Alaska sport of packrafting has tragically added to the number of drowning victims in America’s largest national park this year.   Officials in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve along […]

Gone ‘bou

More bad news for Alaskans invested in local food security. First it was weak sockeye salmon runs in the Copper and Kenai rivers making fish hard to find. Now its declining caribou […]