Annie Feidt, Alaska's Energy Desk - Anchorage

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Annie Feidt is the Managing Editor for Alaska's Energy Desk, a collaboration between Alaska Public Media in Anchorage, KTOO Public Media in Juneau and KUCB in Unalaska. Her reporting has taken her searching for polar bears on the Chukchi Sea ice, out to remote checkpoints on the Iditarod Trail, and up on the Eklutna Glacier with scientists studying its retreat. Her stories have been heard nationally on NPR and Marketplace. Annie’s career in radio journalism began in 1998 at Minnesota Public Radio, where she produced the regional edition of All Things Considered. She moved to Anchorage in 2004 with her husband, intending to stay in the 49th state just a few years. She has no plans to leave anytime soon. afeidt (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  |  907.550.8443 | About Annie

Ask a Climatologist: A winter of warm temps and decent snow

For climatological winter, Alaska was about seven degrees above normal. Listen now

Ask a Climatologist: The connection between sea ice and global weather

In the past, climate models have struggled to connect ocean conditions with what happens in the atmosphere. But two new studies do a much better job describing that link. Listen now

Ask a Climatologist: Winter weather makes a comeback at the Winter Olympics

You have to go back over twenty years to find a colder winter Olympics. Listen now

Alaskans at the Olympics

More than a dozen Alaskans are representing the U.S. in the winter Olympics that recently kicked off in South Korea. They're competing in traditional sports like ice skating and nordic skiing. And newer events, like snowboard cross- where snowboarders race down a mountain course that includes jumps. LISTEN HERE

7.9 earthquake was an intriguing one for seismologists

The 7.9 earthquake was an interesting one that will "garner a lot of attention, scientifically."

Ask a Climatologist: What is polar amplification?

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet. Brettschneider says it’s a phenomenon called polar amplification. Listen now

Ask a Climatologist: 2017 was hot around the globe, warm in Alaska

Across the globe, 2017 was the second hottest year on record, just behind 2016, according to a European Union monitoring center. Temperatures in Alaska last year were a bit more moderate. 2017 was the 13th warmest year on record. Listen now

Ask a Climatologist: A remarkably warm December

December has been remarkably warm across Alaska. Listen now

Ask a Climatologist: Jet stream pattern keeps Alaska warm, Lower 48 cold

Alaska is likely to stay warm this month, while much of the Lower 48 experiences a cold snap. The culprit is a feature of the jet stream called a Rossby wave. Listen now

Ask a Climatologist: Chukchi Sea ice at record low

Ice in the Chukchi Sea is at a record low for this time of year, by a wide margin. Listen now

Ask a Climatologist: The highs, lows and snows of Thanksgiving in Alaska

Here's a heaping serving of Thanksgiving-in-Alaska weather facts you can pass around your table along with the stuffing and potatoes. Listen now

Ask a Climatologist: New satellite will improve forecasts, inform policy

"There's always something new and fascinating that you've never see before when there's a new generation satellite that's launched." Listen now

Ask a Climatologist: Why do some lakes freeze faster than others?

One important factor is the depth of the lake. But there are other variables too. Listen now

Ask a Climatologist: First snows accumulate around the state, about on time

The first snow of the season is a great marker for the start of winter. Most of the state is more or less on track with their normal first snow date. Listen now

Ask a Climatologist: La Nina could make winter feel like winter in Alaska

La Nina typically brings cooler and drier conditions to Alaska. And because of global warming, that may mean a more typical winter for much of the state. Listen now

Ask a Climatologist: How the jet stream affects Alaska

In Alaska, big fall storms are often associated with the jet stream. Listen now

Ask a Climatologist: The fall color formula is pretty simple

Weather conditions aren't a driver of when fall colors appear, but weather events can drive the extent, duration and intensity of fall colors. Listen now

Ask a Climatologist: Summer sea ice minimum near record low again

Brettschneider says this year's Arctic sea ice retreat won't break the record set in 2012, but is not too far behind. He says it's strikingly low compared to two decades ago. Listen now

Ask a Climatologist: Fairbanks records early first freeze

Fairbanks gets the first freeze of the season about a week ahead of normal. Listen now

Ask a Climatologist: The mind boggling rain of tropical storm Harvey

If you took all that water that has just fallen on Harris County and you put it right over the urban part of Anchorage it would be about 60 or 70 feet deep. It's an extraordinary amount of water that's fallen. Listen now