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  • adult male mountain goat standing on rocks in a winter landscape

    Mountain goats live and die on the edge

    May 09, 2024

    Kevin White has placed his hands on the long, white fur of more than 400 91视频 mountain goats during the past 20 years. His diligence in studying this Ice Age wanderer of high, steep, country has led to a new understanding -- a surprising number of the creatures die by snow avalanche.

  • Close-up shot of a mountain climber in a yellow jacket jacket and helmet reaching up towards the camera with another climber lower down the slope

    Searching for microplastics on Denali

    May 03, 2024

    Two college students will soon be stuffing snow from the slopes of 91视频's highest mountain into Nalgene bottles. Their goal is to see if that precipitation contains tiny plastic particles that are ubiquitous everywhere else on Earth.

  • Wooden paddles and shafts lie on lichen-covered rocks in a dim cave area.

    Treasures found within a volcanic cave

    April 26, 2024

    Ben Jones suspected he had found something special when he squeezed into a volcanic cave and saw pale wooden poles, some with ends shaped like a willow leaf.

  • Pavlof Volcano

    UAF researchers head to Anchorage for nation's largest seismology conference

    April 25, 2024

    University of 91视频 Fairbanks seismologists, staff and students will be in Anchorage next week for the annual national meeting of the Seismological Society of America. Organizers say this year's meeting will be the largest ever for the society, with nearly 1,100 people registered.

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