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Venus study is finalist in NASA’s Discovery Program
February 18, 2020
Venus was once Earth-like and maybe even habitable. Why is it so different from Earth now? This week NASA announced its selection of four...
"AVO Radio" to bring volcano updates to the airwaves
February 5, 2020
Some Alaskans have the dubious distinction of a volcano practically in their backyard, across the water or upwind. Now, a new radio program will...
NASA sounding rocket launches from Poker Flat
January 29, 2020
A NASA sounding rocket launched from Poker Flat Research Range north of Fairbanks at 4:40 a.m. on Jan. 27, 2020. The rocket arced to a high point...
28th annual Science for Alaska Lecture Series underway
January 23, 2020
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute will host free public talks on topics ranging from the aurora to permafrost to the 2018...
Space Week features rocket launch window and NASA experts
January 22, 2020
An unofficial Space Week, filled with space science events, rocket launch preparations and presentations by NASA guests, will blast off in...
Wildfires may send permafrost protections up in smoke
January 8, 2020
Across much of Alaska, permafrost is thawing. In most locations of interior and south Alaska, what permafrost exists is protected by the...
The Arctic’s grand reveal
December 12, 2019
“This green line looks like the death of permafrost — it’s flatlining,” Louise Farquharson said to an audience of a few dozen scientists. Her...
Permanent Arctic research facility under discussion
November 15, 2019
The logistics of doing research in the Arctic are challenging and complex. Travelling hundreds of miles through tundra, sometimes in temperatures...
International climate report holds special value for Alaska
October 28, 2019
Authors of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, delivered a stunning alarm bell for our planet's oceans...