Alfred Wong, a UCLA professor with ties to Alaska's controversial auroral research facility HAARP, will have to repay nearly $1.7 million to the U.S. after fraudulent claims on two government contracts, one for research on Alaska's northern lights.Ben Anderson
In an Alaska warming scenario, climatologist Steph McAfee finds Southwest and Bristol Bay would see almost exclusively rain by 2100. Read more to find out what future forecasts might look like in Alaska.Molly Rettig
After three killer whales were stranded up the Nushagak River near Dillingham and perished in 2011, volunteers are now aiming to reassemble the mammals' bones and learn more about what happened. Hannah Heimbuch
Life aboard an icebreaker can be tedious; days of slowly pushing through pack ice in search of open water. But one researcher has allowed viewers to take a two-month journey aboard an Antarctic icebreaker in under five minutes.
More accurate, more frequent measurements of mountain snowpacks will allow water managers to mete out reservoirs with greater confidence. Two watersheds in the western US are testing grounds for a new aerial approach.Pete Spotts
The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program and the Yukon River Inter-tribal Watershed Council will advance to compete for one of five finalist slots in a competition among innovators in public policy.Jill Burke