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  • Bright yellow leaves in sunshine cover a distant hillside and are reflected in a shadowed pond in the foreground.

    The varying colors of fall equinox

    September 21, 2023

    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 on Sept. 22, 2023.

  • Image of projected Mars ocean

    New Mars gravity analysis improves understanding of possible ancient ocean

    September 19, 2023

    The first use of a novel method of analyzing Mars’ gravitational force supports the idea that the planet once had an extensive northern ocean. In doing so, the method defines the scope of what scientists refer to as the northern Martian paleo-ocean in more detail.

  • Canning River permafrost bluff

    Study: Near-surface permafrost will be nearly gone by 2100

    September 15, 2023

    Most of Earth's near-surface permafrost could be gone by 2100, an international team of scientists has concluded after comparing current climate trends to the planet's climate 3 million years ago.

  • Runners, many in bright clothing, climb a grassy hillside set about with birch and aspen trees in golden fall colors.

    Running over the same old ground

    September 15, 2023

    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.

  • Pogo Fire

    UAF helps develop air quality data for popular Alaska wildfire website

    September 11, 2023

    Getting information about where wildfire smoke is headed in Alaska has become easy for the public, thanks to collaboration between the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Alaska Fire Service.

  • A fashion designer and filmmaker model garments from the Sea Ice Collection

    Arctic sea ice in New York Fashion Week

    September 09, 2023

    Arctic sea ice makes its debut as wearable art during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 9. The Sea Ice Collection promotes sustainable "slow fashion" in an unexpected collaboration between scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, artists and fashion designers.

  • In gray light, a humpback whale scatters spray as it rises almost entirely from the ocean. In the background, evergreens rise on a hill above a boulder beach.

    The welcome return of an old friend

    September 08, 2023

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

  • Beaver pond and lodge

    Beaver activity in the Arctic increases emission of methane greenhouse gas

    September 07, 2023

    The climate-driven advance of beavers into the Arctic tundra is causing the release of more methane -- a greenhouse gas -- into the atmosphere.

  • UAF CFOS graduate Carolyn Hamman displays a broad whitefish captured in fyke nets during fieldwork for the Beaufort Sea Nearshore Long-Term Fisheries Monitoring Program at Prudhoe Bay

    Study: 'Forever chemicals' barely present in Arctic Alaska fish

    September 07, 2023

    A new study has found minute levels of chemical contamination in a small sample of Arctic coastal fish species, an encouraging finding for residents who rely on them for subsistence foods.

  • Mario Muscarella

    Team will study microbes' effect on climate change

    September 07, 2023

    Mario Muscarella and a team of researchers recently received $2 million in funding to study linkages between microbes and plants and how they affect sweeping climate-induced changes in northern tundra.

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