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07

Oct

Alaska volcano blanketed Europe in ash 1,200 years agoMount Churchill ejected just 12 cubic miles of ash, but this ash spread for miles, leading scientists to reconsider the potential effects of even minor eruptions.

Alaska volcano blanketed Europe in ash 1,200 years ago
Mount Churchill ejected just 12 cubic miles of ash, but this ash spread for miles, leading scientists to reconsider the potential effects of even minor eruptions.

02

Oct

Believe it or not, you can still rent movies at BlockbusterThe well-known movie-rental business closed its stores and ended its DVD-distribution program in January, but about 50 stores remain open — and one man owns half of them.

Believe it or not, you can still rent movies at Blockbuster
The well-known movie-rental business closed its stores and ended its DVD-distribution program in January, but about 50 stores remain open — and one man owns half of them.

To avoid 35,000 walruses crowded on Alaska beach, U.S. reroutes flightsWith no sea ice to rest on, walruses have flocked onto a barrier island, putting themselves at risk.

To avoid 35,000 walruses crowded on Alaska beach, U.S. reroutes flights
With no sea ice to rest on, walruses have flocked onto a barrier island, putting themselves at risk.

07

Sep

Talkeetna’s feline mayor contemplates retirementStubbs the cat has faithfully served his constituents for 17 years, and his owner says it might be time for him to leave Alaska’s political arena.

Talkeetna’s feline mayor contemplates retirement
Stubbs the cat has faithfully served his constituents for 17 years, and his owner says it might be time for him to leave Alaska’s political arena.

30

Aug

Richard Proenneke: The man who showed us how to be alone in the wildernessFor decades, Proenneke lived in a handmade cabin at Alaska’s Twin Lakes; his writings and films have left a legacy.

Richard Proenneke: The man who showed us how to be alone in the wilderness
For decades, Proenneke lived in a handmade cabin at Alaska’s Twin Lakes; his writings and films have left a legacy.

31

Jul

No roads lead to Halibut Cove
Tucked away in Alaska’s Kenai Mountains along the Kachemak Bay is a tiny community where the homes are built on pilings and the mail is delivered twice a week to one of the nation’s few floating post offices.
 
There are no roads to Halibut Cove. In fact, there are no roads in Halibut Cove.

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24

Jul

Photo of the day: Moose at Denali National Park munches on a snack
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22

Jul

Photo of the day: A red fox enjoys the sunset from a path at Katmai National Park

18

Jul

EPA: Proposed Pebble Mine could destroy Alaskan salmon fisheryThe mining project, one of the largest ever conceived, could hold $500 billion in gold and copper.

EPA: Proposed Pebble Mine could destroy Alaskan salmon fishery
The mining project, one of the largest ever conceived, could hold $500 billion in gold and copper.

11

Jul

Watch grizzly bear drama unfold on live webcamsThe grizzlies at Katmai National Park and Preserve are keeping rangers busy, and you can get in on the action by watching explore.org’s cameras.

Watch grizzly bear drama unfold on live webcams
The grizzlies at Katmai National Park and Preserve are keeping rangers busy, and you can get in on the action by watching explore.org’s cameras.