A new study says that hunting in the Northwest Alaska community of Wainwright has been made more difficult in recent years thanks to rough weather shortening the windows available to bag whales and caribou.
Embattled Arctic scientist Charles Monnett has left his job with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, now that a settlement has ended a long drawn out fight with agency higher-ups. It all began with drowned polar bears.Jill Burke
On Thanksgiving, the comet ISON will make its closest brush with the sun, within 730,000 miles of its surface. If it survives intact, it should be visible in northern skies in early December.Tracey Pilch
Roads across Alaska are expected to pose a challenge for drivers looking to get a jump on the holiday weekend, and the Alaska Department of Transportation was warning of "difficult driving conditions" around much of the state.Sean Doogan
Hundreds of crested auklets, cormorants and other seabirds have washed up dead on the shores of Alaska's St. Lawrence Island. Though some worry radiation from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant was responsible, recent strong winter storms are more likely to blame for the birds' demise.Alex DeMarban
Methane is a far-more-potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Large releases of methane threaten to unleash what scientists call a “positive feedback loop,” with trapped heat causing more thawing of permafrost that releases yet more gases.Yereth Rosen
In a recent study that tested the antioxidant properties of a variety of Alaska berries, blueberries, cranberries and lingonberries all scored high. But if this were basketball, the lingonberry would be Michael Jordan, boasting almost twice the antioxidant properties of the "superfood" pomegranate.Alex DeMarban