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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.

10

Jul

Huge trove of dinosaur footprints discovered in AlaskaAlong with the dinosaur tracks, researchers found traces from birds, clams, worms and bugs.

Huge trove of dinosaur footprints discovered in Alaska
Along with the dinosaur tracks, researchers found traces from birds, clams, worms and bugs.

09

Jul

laurajmoss:

Some valuable advice posted on a trail we hiked in Alaska recently.
Now, how exactly does one determine when attack transitions into mealtime? Do you listen for chewing? Will the bear sigh in delight like I do when I eat macaroni and cheese?
And if I taste like macaroni and cheese, is it really fair to deny the bear such a delicacy? I do eat a lot of mac and cheese, so it’s conceivable I might taste cheesy and delicious.

MNN’s guide to surviving a bear attack

laurajmoss:

Some valuable advice posted on a trail we hiked in Alaska recently.

Now, how exactly does one determine when attack transitions into mealtime? Do you listen for chewing? Will the bear sigh in delight like I do when I eat macaroni and cheese?

And if I taste like macaroni and cheese, is it really fair to deny the bear such a delicacy? I do eat a lot of mac and cheese, so it’s conceivable I might taste cheesy and delicious.

MNN’s guide to surviving a bear attack

27

Jun

Would you take a pregnancy test — in a bar?Researchers in Alaska hope to reduce their state’s rate of fetal alcohol syndrome by bringing free pregnancy tests where they might do the most good.

Would you take a pregnancy test — in a bar?
Researchers in Alaska hope to reduce their state’s rate of fetal alcohol syndrome by bringing free pregnancy tests where they might do the most good.

12

Jun

This is how two grizzly bears work out a disagreementWhen two Alaskan brown bears have an argument, they don’t exactly use their words to sort out their opinions on the matter.

This is how two grizzly bears work out a disagreement
When two Alaskan brown bears have an argument, they don’t exactly use their words to sort out their opinions on the matter.

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.