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Fifteen miles inland from the frozen coast of the Arctic Ocean, Teshekpuk Lake is one of the largest freshwater bodies in Alaska.

It’s midsummer, a good time to slip a canoe onto the Yukon River.

 

Just outside my window here at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, workers are drilling into the asphalt of a parking lot using a truck-mounted rig.

Of the five species of salmon that swim Alaska waters, the pink is by far the most plentiful.

Snow falling silently on Alaska’s mountains will in a few months transform into a medium for migrating salmon, and so much more.