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21 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

In Alaska, wood frogs freeze for seven months, thaw and hop away

The wood frog of Alaska spends nearly seven months a year in a frozen state, according to a new study.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Capital City Weekly

Tracking salmon to their birth waters

Strontium is a trace element and a mineral people use to make glow-in-the-dark paints and toothpaste for sensitive teeth.

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Related Topix: Science, Ecology, University of Utah, Dillingham, AK, New Stuyahok, AK

Tue Jul 22, 2014

EurekAlert!

Alaska frogs reach record lows in extreme temperature survival

An Alaska wood frog creates a hibernacula from duff and leaf litter in a spruce forest on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus in preparation for the long winter freeze.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Thai restaurants flourish in Fairbanks

Laong Boonprasert, right, owns Thai House in downtown Fairbanks. She speaks with one of her staff, Joy Gryska.

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Related Topix: Fairbanks, AK, Travel, Thailand, Laos Travel, Laos Travel, Asia Travel, Tanana, AK, North Pole, AK

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska documentary chronicles one family's remote cabin adventure

Jean Aspen and her husband, Tom Irons, who divide their time between Homer and the Brooks Range, created a documentary about a solitary life in the wilds of Alaska that differs from a lot of Alaska reality TV in one key way: it's real.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Homer, AK, Fairbanks, AK

Free Republic

Certain Arctic lakes store more greenhouse gases than they release

New research, supported by the National Science Foundation , counters a widely-held scientific view that thawing permafrost uniformly accelerates atmospheric warming, indicating instead that certain Arctic lakes store more greenhouse gases than they emit into the atmosphere.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Genetics, Medicine, Seaside, CA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

RedOrbit

Arctic Lakes Stabilize Climate Change By...

Image Caption: Found in the Arctic and cold mountain regions, thermokarst lakes occur as permafrost thaws and creates surface depressions that fill with melted freshwater, converting what was previously frozen land into lakes.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

MT Shortwave Central

HAARP Closing Delayed

HAARP Closing Delay, But Facility Being Dismantled Piecemeal The US Air Force has given the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program facility in Gakona, Alaska, a death row reprieve of sorts.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski

KTOO-TV Juneau

Tracking salmon to their birth streams

Strontium is a trace element and mineral people use to make glow-in-the-dark paints and toothpaste for sensitive teeth.

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Related Topix: Science, Ecology, University of Utah, Dillingham, AK, New Stuyahok, AK

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Fish Factor: Glacial melt changes ocean chemistry, study says crabs hear

Ocean chemists are calling it "revolutionary technology" as unmanned gliders track how melting glaciers may be intensifying corrosive waters in Prince William Sound.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science

Wed Jul 16, 2014

OregonLive.com

NCAA Membership Committee Approves Concordia

The NCAA Division II Membership Committee has approved the application of Concordia University-Portland to join the NCAA, paving the way for its full-time membership in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference .

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Related Topix: Concordia University-Portland, Cal State San Marcos, University of Alaska Anchorage, Central Washington University, Northwest Nazarene University

Tue Jul 15, 2014

KFQD-AM Anchorage

UAF greenhouse to be dismantled

The University of Alaska Fairbanks will have to find a home for more than 25,000 seedlings.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the university has to dismantle its 2,700-square-foot greenhouse to make way for a new power plant.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Home Gardening, Home

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Laine Welch: In Prince William Sound, remote-controlled gliders measure ocean acidification

Ocean chemists are calling it "revolutionary technology" as unmanned gliders track how melting glaciers may be intensifying corrosive waters in Prince William Sound.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Sports

RedOrbit

NASA's Newest Near Earth Network Antenna AS-3...

A ribbon-cutting ceremony near the base of the new NASA antenna within the Alaska Satellite Facility marked the official beginning for the Near Earth Network asset.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Piano competition concludes in Fairbanks

And on Saturday night, thanks to the high tech self-playing Yamaha Disklavier piano that can record every touch of a key or press of a pedal, those award-winning performances filled the hall once again, showcasing the award-winning performances of the last 10 days.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts

Fri Jul 11, 2014

OregonLive.com

Concordia University granted NCAA Division II status, set to join Great Northwest Athletic...

The NCAA Division II Membership Committee has accepted the application of Concordia University-Portland to join the NCAA, paving the way for Concordia's full-time membership in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference .

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Related Topix: Concordia University-Portland, Cal State San Marcos, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Oklahoma Baptist University, University of Alaska Anchorage

The Wichita Eagle

Well-known humpback whale killed in boat collision

This July 2014 image provided by NOAA shows NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region Marine Mammal Stranding Coordinator Aleria Jensen, right, measuring the length of a female humpback whale while University of Alaska Fairbanks marine biology graduate student Suzie Teerlink holds the other end of the line during a necropsy near Funter Bay, Alaska.

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Related Topix: Marine Biology, Biology, Science, Health

KIMO

Sinkhole repair closes Fairbanks bridge

A Fairbanks bridge over the Chena River is closing Friday to allow workers to repair a nearby sinkhole.

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Related Topix: Fairbanks, AK, Weather

QST

HAARP Death Sentence Stayed, But Facility Being Dismantled Piece by Piece

The US Air Force has given the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program facility in Gakona, Alaska, a death row reprieve of sorts.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, US Navy

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Third-party candidates could tip scales in Alaska's US Senate race

One's a former Republican legislator who pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy in 2011 as part of the FBI's investigation of Alaska political corruption.

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Related Topix: Alaska, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Libertarian Party, Anchorage, AK

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