Research strongly suggests the Arctic will see the effects of climate change at a much faster rate than the more temperate regions of the lower portion of the United States. Rising temperatures will eventually lead to a massive greening of the Arctic by mid-century. Marked increases in plant cover are being forecast by the National Science Foundation in research conducted as part of the International Polar Year.
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Wrangell is a community steeped in rich history, home to people for thousands of years. It is an island community in southern Southeast Alaska that has experienced the boom and bust resource development process so prevalent in Alaska’s past.
The Alaska Volcano Observatory is a joint program of three agencies, the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAFGI), and the State of Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys (ADGGS), the effort begin in 1988. The AVO uses multiple sources of data to monitor and study volcanoes in the state. Other objectives of the program are to assess potential volcanic hazards and provide timely warnings to the public in an effort to mitigate the impacts of active volcanism.
Anan Creek is internationally known as one of the most productive Pink salmon streams in North America, making it by default a unmatched location for viewing both Black and Brown bears. Anan Creek is located on the north shore of the Cleveland Peninsula, just south of Wrangell Island and north of Ketchikan. Wrangell resident Bonnie Demerjian has authored Anan: Stream of Living Water, an exhaustive chronicle of the stream and its denizens.