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The fat bear cams are back in business

06.23.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

It's high time to devour 4,500-calorie salmon. The live webcams along Katmai National Park's Brooks River — set in remote Alaska and operated by the wildlife streamers explore.org — just came online for the 2019 season. For the next few m... ...

Brand new fiber link from Alaska to US will carry 100 terabits over the Yukon

Alaska is disconnected from the rest of the U.S. in a lot of ways — that's kind of the point of Alaska. But giving residents the choice to participate in the modern online world is important for the state's prosperity, and to that end one of the state's largest broadband providers is collaborating with Canada ...

Library loans taxidermy animals for science, education, and Harry Potter parties

In Anchorage, Alaska anyone with a public library card can visit the Alaska Resources Library and Information Services library and check out a taxidermy ring-necked pheasant, black rockfish, or hundreds of other mounted animals, skulls, and furs. From Smithsonian:

While the majority of users are local teachers, who incorporate the pieces into their lectures and ...

An end-run around Citizens United: passing state laws that ban rewarding campaign donors with political favors

Ray Metcalfe ("two term Alaska state legislator, Alaska’s 2016 Democratic Party Nominee for U.S. Senate, and whistle-blower whose actions resulted in the indictment of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens") has published model legislation that builds on the 9-0 Supreme Court decision in the corruption case of Virginia Governor McDonnell, a precedent Metcalfe interprets to mean that ...

While the Bear Cam bears hibernate, the Trump admin weighs a big plan to mine their world

03.13.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

When the peak of summer arrives in Alaska and the radiant midnight sun hangs in the northern sky, tens of millions of salmon make their move. They race up rivers, leap over waterfalls, and clog narrow streams with their hefty, five-pound bodies. It is... ...