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Alaska Science Forum

Weekly column in cooperation with the UAF research community.

We are at fall equinox, a day of great equality: All the residents of the entire world — from Tierra Del Fuego to Rome to Coldfoot — will live their lives amid 12 hours of daylight, 12 of darkness

Oh my, it’s that time again.

The Equinox Marathon starts with a cannon blast on the third Saturday of September here at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

There was a time when Christine Gabriele wondered if she’d ever see one of her favorite creatures again.

ALLISON LAKE, ABOVE VALDEZ — Three men dressed in full raingear crept like ants across a bumpy green landscape on Aug. 25, 2023.

Waking to the smell of a wet ashtray (which, as a Child of the Seventies, I can still remember), I knew the wind had shifted. Wildfire smoke hung in the neighborhood.


Research facilities at the Geophysical Institute.