You’ve reached Far North Science, the most intriguing source for Alaska and Arctic climate change developments, science news, natural acts and outdoor adventure. We also post links to original sources and breaking news from around the world. Our goal? Create a portal for readers into Far North life and research. Our site continues to evolve, with content updated every day. Check back often!
Who’s doing this?
Most of Far North Science is written and edited by Doug O’Harra, a writer and journalist based in Anchorage, Alaska. Other contributions include Ned Rozell’s syndicated Alaska Science Forum, from the Geophysical Institute, and the dispatches from the Environmental News Network.
How can I contact you?
You can email Doug at editor ATT farnorthscience DOTT com. (Of course, you need to change the email address into proper format, but you knew that. )
So where is the news you write?
Look at the sidebar just to the left of this sentence. The most recent posts appear at the top of the column: click them and you shall read. Immediately below are categories containing dispatches about science and outdoor news. The news items appear in a “blog” format: the most recent news appears at the top of the page. My posts are often a sort of hybrid between a blog entry and a news story, with an emphasis on offering you, the reader, as many ways and links find out more information and track down original sources. My hope is that these little stories will become doorways that open onto Alaska and Arctic science, nature and outdoor action.
What, no traditional “Blogs”? No rants or raves? No movie reviews? No vacation pictures?
Give us time. We’ll eventually have commentary, adventures, ideas, “how-tos,” guest writers and more.
What’s this other stuff on the left?
We also have boxes with our favorite links to the latest developments in climate change, plus information about volcanic blasts, tectonic rumbles and the other strange murmurs from Alaska’s natural world. You can find older content by searching archives using the calender or the month button. (There’s also a search box in the upper right-hand corner of the page.) We’ve posted two different Google adsense types: a list of links keyed to Far North Science content and ad links. Site pages list more indepth or explanatory content. The “site management” box contains links used by Doug. And there’s other stuff to check out. Content here is always evolving.
What is posted on the right side?
News and more news. We’ve posted feeds from the New York Times science page, the BBC science page, Reuters science news, the Environmental News Network, breaking releases from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Nature, plus headlines from three Alaska newspapers. Check out the latest earthquakes around the globe and the daily grumblings from Alaska’s volcanic chain. We’ve also posted a Google ad.
Why do you have ads on the site?
I’m a writer with no outside sponsorship and a household in east-side Anchorage. I’m not complaining, but I can’t work for free. So I installed Google Adsense to earn revenue off of my writing and journalism. I believe it’s no different than display ads in a magazine or newspaper.
Can I comment?
Absolutely. If there is a comment button, you can say what you will. But you must register first. No anonymous commenting allowed! Check out terms for more details.