Anchorage Counts Its Blessings After Dodging a Significant Catastrophe

A culture of preparedness and good fortune helped Alaska’s largest city avoid a major quake disaster.

Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake Strikes Near Anchorage

Strong shaking and aftershocks rock Alaska’s largest population center.

Highlighting Every Census Tract, One by One in Numerical Order

Exploring U.S. geography through a jigsaw puzzle of community snapshots.

New Series: The Geography of Disaster Risk and Resiliency in America

Starting in Alaska and heading to the Lower 48, Route Fifty will feature locations that tell interesting stories about the dangers and disasters that our communities face.

Connect with state & local government leaders

Tuesday: Don’t Miss the Rebroadcast of Route Fifty’s Seattle Roadshow Event

The mayors of Anchorage, Grand Rapids and San José join us to discuss equity and resiliency and land use challenges in their cities.

Why Alaskans Are Flocking to a Pipe on the Side of the Road

Near Mile 109 along the Seward Highway, watch out for people carrying water jugs running across the road.

The Building Blocks of Community Resiliency in Anchorage

How a planned community hub and garden is envisioned to help strengthen one of the nation’s most diverse neighborhoods.