News from IARC

Researchers travel by ski to remote locations on the Juneau Icefield to collect snow and melt measurements in April 2015.

Runoff from melting Juneau Icefield increases

By Molly Tankersley | July 16, 2021

Glacier runoff from one of the largest icefields in North America has been increasing for more than three decades, researchers from the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center at the University…

Yukon Flats is changing and impacting rural residents

By Heather McFarland | July 12, 2021

As annual temperatures across Alaska rise, people living in remote Yukon Flats are seeing major changes. Exceptionally warm winters and longer summers have brought new species to the area, permafrost…

AAOKH news shares local Indigenous observations from Arctic Alaska

By Heather McFarland | July 8, 2021

IARC’s Alaska Arctic Observatory & Knowledge Hub is excited to share their summer 2021 newsletter. AAOKH (pronounced A-OK) helps northern Alaska coastal communities share their expertise and observations of changing sea ice,…

What Alaskans should know about changing wildfires

By Heather McFarland | June 7, 2021

It’s heating up in Alaska—and we’re not just referring to the approaching summer. Over the past 20 years, Alaskans have seen a dramatic increase in wildfire activity across the state.…

Scientific evidence found of overwintering ‘zombie fires’

By Heather McFarland | May 19, 2021

New research provides the first scientific evidence of overwintering fires in Alaska and Canada boreal forests. Due to climate change, these “zombie fires” appear to be increasing in frequency. The…