From samples from one of Alaska's earliest oil wells to rocks from Fort Knox gold mine near Fairbanks, the Alaska Geologic Materials Center is a library of successes and failures, and it is still turning up clues for the future.Sean Doogan
Tucked away inside a little-known state repository are 66 weathered Conex boxes holding miles of drilling core samples, which taken together chart the history of natural resource development in Alaska over the past 100 years.
Imagine the views that mammoths and prehistoric humans enjoyed 14,000 years ago and long before the boreal forest of today's Yukon-Tanana river uplands, with the Alaska Range majestically erupting in the south.
The Alaska Volcano Observatory has raised alert levels at the Veniaminof Volcano on the Alaska Peninsula after observing elevated temperatures at the peak early Thursday morning. It's the third volcano to see a spike in activity in recent months.Ben Anderson
Where are the Connors Lake loons? They haven't been as visible this year as in years past. Blame winter. Blame the heat. But know that they're out there; you just have to pick a good time for listening.Alaska Dispatch
A new study of killer whales washing ashore around the Pacific Ocean has found that more whales were reported stranded in Alaska than anywhere else -- so many that it skewed the overall data.Ben Anderson
During May, Alaska was a "bluish-bullseye" for cold weather. And ice melt in the waters off the state's coastlines lagged accordingly, even as the rest of the Arctic thaw moved along briskly. Is it part of a larger trend?Ben Anderson