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Thursday Sep 11 | Northfield.org

New Carleton Art Exhibits Address Climate Change Through Photography and New Media

Two new art exhibits in the Carleton College Perlman Teaching Museum will address the impact of climate change through photography and other new media. Featuring the work of two Carleton alumni, Christina Seely '98 and Ken Tape '99, both exhibits explore time, space, and evidence of climate change in the Arctic landscape.

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Related Topix: Photography, Arts, Carleton College, Admission, Dartmouth College, Alaska

Thursday Sep 11 | Anchorage Daily News

AK Beat: Forecast calls for spectacular auroras, rain

Powerful aurora forecast, along with rain clouds: Two solar events that occurred Tuesday and Wednesday, should bring especially high levels of aurora activity beginning Thursday and lasting through the weekend, according to an aurora forecast from the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. "The effects of a solar event on the 9th of September facing roughly toward Earth should reach Earth around midnight on September 11th UT," the report said.

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Related Topix: Fairbanks, AK, Juneau, AK

Thursday Sep 11 | Domestic Fuel

Wave Energy Research Progressing

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the funding of up to $4 million for continued wave energy technological research and monitoring efforts. Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center faculty will also share in another $3.25 million grant to i The project team is comprised of NNMREC with support from Oregon State University and University of Washington will be expanded to add the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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Related Topix: Department of Energy, Oregon State University, University of Washington

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Capital City Weekly

From sea to stars

Petersburg's seventh annual Rainforest Festival took residents and visitors from the scale of a dragonfly's wings to the frontiers of outer space. When they first came up with the idea for it seven years ago, organizers Sunny Rice and Karen Dillman wanted "a festival that celebrated where we are and a little bit about how we interact with the forest," Rice said.

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Related Topix: Petersburg, AK, Science / Technology, NASA

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

New Alaska FAA chief focused on safety

The fact that other topics sometimes overshadow the agency's core mission of promoting safe flying is a testament to how effective the FAA is and should not be forgotten, he said. "I'm pleased that we can focus on issues of efficiency, on issues of getting somewhere late, where we don't have to worry about if we're going to get there," he said.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Don Young, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, US House of Representatives, Federal Aviation Administration, Alaska, Fairbanks, AK

Sun Sep 07, 2014

KSL-TV

$1.4 million granted to northern lights project

A $1.4 million grant has been given to a project developing educational material on the aurora borealis that showcases the Inupiat language and culture. The Fairbanks Daily News Miner reports the U.S. Department of Education grant is spread over three years.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

UAF researchers brief NATO delegates on Arctic challenges

About 20 elected officials from 14 NATO countries received a wide-ranging update on Arctic issues and challenges Thursday from University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers. Global security concerns and transportation challenges are among a host of pressing issues, said Margaret "Meta" Ramsay, chairwoman of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Science and Technology Committee.

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Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), William Thomas, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Military, US Air Force, Eielson Air Force Base

Alaska Journal of Commerce

New Alaska FAA chief focused on safety

The fact that other topics sometimes overshadow the agency's core mission of promoting safe flying is a testament to how effective the FAA is and should not be forgotten, he said. "I'm pleased that we can focus on issues of efficiency, on issues of getting somewhere late, where we don't have to worry about if we're going to get there," he said.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Don Young, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, US House of Representatives, Federal Aviation Administration, Alaska, Fairbanks, AK

Wed Sep 03, 2014

KTOO-TV Juneau

New UAS dorm provides housing for about 100 freshmen

All the suites in the new freshman dorm have a shared kitchen area and bathroom.

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Related Topix: University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau, AK, Delta Junction, AK

Tue Sep 02, 2014

AccuWeather.com

Frogsicles: Wood Frogs Freeze to Survive Harsh Alaskan Winter

Buried beneath the snow-covered ice of the wind-battered, subarctic earth, Alaskan wood frogs freeze solid each year in order to survive the harsh, unforgiving Alaskan winter.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Archaeologists rush to save ancient Yup'ik treasures threatened by melting permafrost

Darren Cleveland, left, hands his delighted grandmother Mary Cleveland a wooden bowl with a bent wood rim to hold as they attend the show and tell for the Nunalleq archaeological site on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, in Quinhagak.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, Quinhagak, AK, Alaska, Anchorage, AK

Fri Aug 29, 2014

APRN

a Youa ve Got To Defend Ita a " Denali Celebrates Wilderness Act 50th

Denali National Park is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act in the next weeks.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

KFQD-AM Anchorage

Driver crashes impounded van through gate

A van towed to a fenced yard in south Fairbanks didn't stay impounded long Sunday morning.

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Alaska station cuts PD to offset university budget reduction

FM in Fairbanks, Alaska, laid off programming director Jerry Evans Friday as part of ongoing measures to cut spending.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

KFQD-AM Anchorage

Online petition protests UA president bonus

A protest over a possible $320,000 bonus for the president of the University of Alaska has collected more than 400 names.

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National Parks Traveler

New Guide Looks At Climate Change At National Parks In Alaska

A new guide that describes climate change in Alaska's national parks seeks to engage both state residents and the parks' two million annual visitors.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Clarksville Online

NASA reports Snow Cover on Sea Ice in the Arctic has thinned significantly in last 50 years

New research led by NASA and the University of Washington, Seattle, confirms that springtime snow on sea ice in the Arctic has thinned significantly in the last 50 years, by about a third in the Western Hemisphere and by half near Alaska.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, University of Washington, US Military, US Army, Pasadena, CA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Walker -- no, the other Walker -- wins Libertarian U.S. Senate nomination

Tuesday's U.S. Senate primary ballot for the Alaska Libertarian Party included two former party chairs, Mark Fish and Scott Kohlhaas.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska

APRN

A Partnership of Language and Love: Reflecting on Dick Dauenhauer

Dauenhauer was known for many things, including poetry, translation and teaching.

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Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Pacific University, Alaska Pacific University, Juneau, AK, Literature

Petroleum News

UAF widely involved in Arctic research

Mark Myers, vice chancellor for research, reviews areas where university doing work, importance of Alaska as only Arctic US state If Mark Myers sounds bullish on Alaska's role in Arctic research and development, well he is.

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