Frontier Scientists makes learning about Alaskan scientific research entertaining, easy and accessible. They do this by creating short, engaging video stories of scientists conducting field research in the Alaskan wilderness.
The United States Geological Survey neatly summarized the spill: “On 24 March 1989, the oil tanker ‘Exxon Valdez’ spilled 260,000 barrels of crude oil in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Oil eventually drifted over  coastal and offshore waters occupied by approximately one million marine birds.” One million marine birds relying on habitat in Prince William […]
Alaska oil development on the North Slope is caught up in an ironic conundrum. Alaska has permafrost, a permanently frozen layer at variable depth below the surface in frigid regions of a planet. As Earth warms permafrost thaws. The burning of fossil fuels (oil) is heating the planet and thawing the permafrost below oil wells […]
Alaska oil development on the North Slope is caught up in an ironic conundrum. Alaska has permafrost, a permanently frozen layer at variable depth below the surface in frigid regions of a planet. The burning of fossil fuels (oil) is heating the plant and thawing the permafrost below the wells, and infrastructure where oil extraction […]
Sometimes large projects spawn new science research. For example, in 1958, when Edward Teller as director of the Atomic Energy Commission proposed to use nuclear bombs to landscape a harbor at Port Thompson on the west coast of Alaska, white man’s science data on the area did not exist. Nearby local residents, particularly the Inupiat […]
“The science is clear. Without rapid cuts in CO2 and other greenhouse gases, climate change will have increasingly destructive and irreversible impacts on life on Earth.” -Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Humans change the world, and in turn the world changes us. Human consumption of fossil fuels has added carbon dioxide and other […]
She’s charismatic, blunt, and invigorating. And this sixteen-year-old climate activist has ignited a global movement. On Friday March 15, 2019, join her in asking for change. Strike near your local government buildings. Thunberg wants everyone to push policy makers, governments, industries, and themselves to take action. Join the Fridays for Future movement, and sign up […]