After a dead wolf turned up on a trail outside Fairbanks, Fish and Game biologists couldn't immediately determine what killed it. But after just a few minutes on the exam table, a wildlife vet returned a startling conclusion.
The summer camps, hosted by the Alaska Deep Ocean Science Institute, allow kids on the Pribilof Islands to research local species such as blue king crab and recently-discovered Golden V kelp.Joseph Miller
A 12-year pause in global warming, after 20 years of rapidly rising surface temperatures, has scientists probing for the reason. Volcanic eruptions and undersea heat storage are emerging as likely explanations.Pete Spotts
Though plumes of radiation from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster have arrived off the coast of British Columbia and are expected to enter U.S. waters soon, scientists say the concentrations are too low to be worrisome.Pete Spotts
A landslide that tumbled free of Mount La Perouse in Southeast Alaska on Feb. 16 released an estimated 68 million metric tons of debris, creating a slide that stretched for nearly five miles.Alaska Dispatch