Environment

Wood Tikchik State Park

The boat ramp at Wood Tikchik State Park is open early. The cost for a launch pass has increased to $100 this year.

BJ Kirschhoffer/Polar Bears International

APRN:  As sea ice continues to retreat and polar bears spend more time on shore, one question lingers – can the world’s largest species of bears survive on land-based food? A new study says, “no.”

Arctic sea ice this year covered about half a million square miles less than average and started its retreat two weeks earlier than in past years. The earlier the ice retreats, the earlier polar bears will come ashore, which means they are spending more time on land.

AVO puts volcano near Adak back on watch

Mar 26, 2015

Semisopochnoi moved to an advisory alert level Wednesday.

Will migratory birds show up early?

Mar 24, 2015
Ryan Hagerty, US FWS

Spring weather has come early, and the spring migratory bird subsistence hunt opens in Bristol Bay next week.

Alaska DEC being kept apprised of city's efforts to clean up approx. 242 gallons of gas spilled behind DPS building.

Bears out?

Mar 12, 2015
R. Wood, NPS

The poor winter may mean bears are waking up earlier but it could also make hunting them this spring more difficult.

Kijik Corporation has partnered with mining company AES to explore the Groundhog project near Nondalton.

Nushagak Caribou Hunt Hindered by Low Snow

Mar 3, 2015
Courtesy of Fish & Wildlife

With just one caribou reported so far, the winter's harvest will likely fall short of the season's 250-animal quota.

With a month left in the season, the Nushagak Peninsula caribou herd will likely go mostly un-hunted this winter. Listen to the story here: 

The winter caribou hunt on the Nushagak Peninsula began on December 1st. Togiak Refuge wildlife biologist Andy Aderman said hunters have reported just one caribou from the season. People traditionally access the peninsula by snow machine, he said.

Josh Edge, APRN

Zirkle sits down with Annie Feidt next Thursday on Outdoor Explorer. Catch it on KDLG AM 670 at 9 p.m.

Iditarod Trail Invitational

Feb 17, 2015
David Johnston

On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’re talking about the Iditarod Trail Invitational race, which claims to be the longest winter ultramarathon in the world. Thursday at 9 p.m. on KDLG AM670.

Glaciers in Southwest Alaska making rapid retreat

Feb 9, 2015
USFW

Pair of scientists studying glaciers in Ahklun Mountains say climate change causing glaciers to melt faster than ever before. 

Photo by Karl Friedrich Herhold, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.

On Thursday's Outdoor Explorer, join host Charles Wohlforth for a discussion of an activity as old as Alaska itself. Listen tonight at 9:00 p.m. on AM670!

How much debris litters Alaska's beaches?

Feb 5, 2015
Photo courtesy Chris Pallister

With government funding from Japan, plans are being made to pick up hundreds of tons of plastic marine debris that has been gathered from Alaska beaches.

NPS Photo - Kent Miller

Public, written comment taken at the meeting scheduled Monday 7-9 p.m. at Dolly's Hall.

Earthquake "swarm" shakes Pribilof Islands

Feb 2, 2015
AEIC

More than a dozen earthquakes, some over 5.0 magnitude, have been recorded between St. Paul and St. George since Friday.

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