Category Archives for Alaska

You can’t ship laptop batteries to Alaska

This sucks. You can’t bring a battery through security (as carry-on luggage) unless it’s powering a device. So that eliminates replacement batteries for a device you aren’t carrying with you. And you can’t take a lithium battery as checked luggage … Continue reading

11. May 2018 by luke
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Don’t count on a lot of new state spending. Thoughts on 20-dollar oil.

22. January 2016 by luke
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Arctic Climate Change and Extinction

I can barely understand the abstract: The Arctic Ocean is undergoing rapid climatic changes including higher ocean temperatures, reduced sea ice, glacier and Greenland Ice Sheet melting, greater marine productivity, and altered carbon cycling. Until recently, the relationship between climate … Continue reading

22. January 2016 by luke
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The state bird of Alaska, profiled in the Alaska Dispatch News: there are about 17.5 trillion of them. Read the whole article to find the answer to the question: Is the biomass of mosquitoes on the North Slope larger than … Continue reading

16. May 2015 by luke
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Nightmare Climber

We went to the AK Zoo for Father’s Day. Can you guess what this charming fellow is? That’s right. It’s a climbing porcupine. Did you know they could climb? And with those teeth, do you think there’s anything in your … Continue reading

16. June 2014 by luke
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Earthquake Map of Anchorage

Here’s an interesting map, showing where the areas of Anchorage most susceptible to seismic activity are located. (I live in one of the green areas, yay!) (Via Twitter, like so many good things online.)

15. February 2014 by luke
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Newsboys at Fusion 2013

We saw the Newsboys last night. They were performing at the “Fusion 2013” event at the Anchorage Baptist Temple (the only church I’ve ever seen with a disco ball). Here’s a shot from the show. Judging from the number of … Continue reading

10. August 2013 by luke
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“This was not a boating accident!”

…well, actually, it was a boating accident, according to the Anchorage Daily News: Two women are dead after their canoe capsized on Eagle River on Wednesday afternoon, police and fire officials said. They had PFDs and other people were with … Continue reading

09. August 2012 by luke
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Twilight in Alaska

Here’s what’s so weird about living in Alaska. It’s late, and I’m tired, and I look out the window and the sun hasn’t even set yet!

14. June 2012 by luke
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Alaska Note: Exxon Valdez Still Around

The Exxon Valdez (now known as the Oriental Nicety) is still around. It was headed to Gujarat, India, to be broken up. That’s on hold while the authorities determine whether it contains toxic materials. The Amoco Cadiz avoided this fate … Continue reading

10. May 2012 by luke
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