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1912 eruption brought world to a standstill

On a June day 105 years ago, in a green valley where the Aleutians merge with the mainland, the world fell apart. Earthquakes swayed the alders and spruce. A mountain shook, groaned, and collapsed...

 
 By Ned Rozell    Local    February 11, 2016

Cook Inlet Basin amplifies earthquake shaking

Millions of people live in dimples on the Earth's surface – often near the ocean, in lowlands between mountain peaks too rugged and cold. One of these global indentations, Cook Inlet Basin,...

 
 By Ned Rozell    Outdoors    March 19, 2015

A yearly flood into the Gulf of Alaska

Satellite data has confirmed that the amount of freshwater released into the Gulf of Alaska from streams and rivers in Alaska and northern Canada is about 1.5 times what the Mississippi River dumps into the Gulf of Mexico each year. That astounding...

 
 By Ned Rozell    Alaska    February 12, 2015

An archaeologist's field guide to coffee cans

The year is 1905. You are a prospector in Alaska relaxing in your cabin after a chilly day of working the tailings pile. Craving a cup, you pull a tin of coffee off the shelf. Though you can't...

 

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