The ice has finally gone out, and birds are returning, along with Audubon Society volunteers who will move an island out onto Connors Lake, where Pacific loons will breed and rear new babies.Alaska Dispatch
When you have to move the whole family around, it is a lot easier to travel by boat, it turns out. Unless, of course, you have to deal with the vast mudflats of Turnagain Arm, Chickaloon Bay and Cook Inlet.
University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers were in Barrow, testing the shore-fast ice along Alaska's North Slope, which has been getting thinner, breaking up earlier, and freezing later in the year.Molly Rettig
With cyclists hammering through snow-showers on Bike to Work Day and greening lawns now blanketed in slushy white, it should come as no surprise that the longtime cooling spell that put the chill on global warming in Alaska shows no signs of letting up.Alex DeMarban