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Why Vegetables Get Freakish In The Land Of The Midnight Sun

Everything in Alaska is a little bit bigger - even the produce. A 138-pound cabbage, 65-pound cantaloupe and 35-pound broccoli are just a few of the monsters that have sprung forth from Alaska's soil in recent years.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Life, Food, Vegetables, Alaska Government, Agriculture, Science, Home Gardening, Home

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

Study: Melting glaciers fault of humans

More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world's glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study finds.

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Related Topix: World News, Austria, Global Warming

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Norwalk Citizen News

Mormons open second Juneau church

A new spire reaches toward the heavens in Auke Bay - Juneau's newest church held its first services this month.

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Related Topix: Juneau, AK, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Religion

Fri Aug 15, 2014

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Alaskaa s KUAC, APRN reach agreement to help station with budget shortfall

Joint licensee KUAC in Fairbanks, Alaska, and Alaska Public Radio Network have agreed on a three-month extension that will allow the station to continue airing APRN content while it addresses a $170,000 funding shortfall.

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Related Topix: Fairbanks, AK

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Alaska Journal of Commerce

UAA releases year-long program review, finds areas to improve

More than three quarters of the academic programs at the University of Alaska Anchorage could benefit from change, according to an internal university report released Aug. 13. Each of the 313 academic programs offered at UAA was categorized, and 86 were deemed to need "further review."

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Related Topix: Anchorage, AK, University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Alaska Southeast

Alaska Journal of Commerce

With budget cuts a reality, added fees likely in UA system

In this May 8, 2013, photo, Mike Bell, director of the Center for Mine Training of the University of Alaska Southeast, gives directions during a demonstration of the school's underground mine simulator in Juneau.

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Related Topix: University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau, AK, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK

Wed Aug 13, 2014

APRN

New Student Fee to Cover Facility Upgrade, Other Projects

In June, Governor Sean Parnell signed Senate Bill 218 into law, paving the way for a $245 million dollar renovation and upgrade to the power plant at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

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Related Topix: Sean Parnell, US Governors

Alaska Journal of Commerce

UAF facing wrenching changes this year with $14M deficit

University of Alaska Fairbanks, where the state's university was founded in 1917, is undergoing wrenching financial changes.

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Related Topix: Fairbanks, AK

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Permafrost lakes are long-term climate coolers, study says

The tundra lakes that form over permafrost have been considered contributors to greenhouse gas accumulations and climate warming.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Geology, Science

Fri Aug 08, 2014

APRN

Fairbanks Filmmaker Rolls Forward on Yupa ik Movie

A Fairbanks resident has a movie in the works featuring Alaska Native characters.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Air Accidents, Perryville, AK

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Homer News

Visiting artists Michael, Isaak embody modern Native Alaska art

Joel Isaak shows a mask made of fish skin he was working on this Monday during a three-day residency at the Pratt Museum.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Homer, AK, Anchorage, AK

Cape Cod Times

Cutting-edge research ship Sikuliaq visits Woods Hole

The view from the bridge of the R/V Sikuliaq was a tranquil one this week as the research vessel was docked at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

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Mon Aug 04, 2014

Daily Mail

Arctic lakes can store MORE greenhouse gases than they release, study reveals

The study shows that permafrost rich in organic material will see the growth of mosses and other plants flourish, leading to greater amounts of carbon absorption.

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Related Topix: Global Warming

Sat Aug 02, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Paranormal prober Jessie Desmond on making contact with the other side

Jessie Desmond wrote a book on how to conduct ghost investigations, researches paranormal activities and writes a newsletter on unusual sightings and stories in Alaska.

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Related Topix: Supernatural, Fairbanks, AK, Alaska, North Pole, AK, Delta Junction, AK

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Hometown U: Arctic ground squirrels avoid - social jet lag' with finely tuned biological clocks

Arctic ground squirrels may seem like little more than a brief thrill for your dog on a hike up Flattop but scientists are convinced they're worth a serious second look.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK, Sports

Summit County Voice

Report IDs ocean acidification threats to Alaska's coastal...

Alaska's economically important crab fishery and other coastal and ocean resources face significant global warming threats, according to a new study led by scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration .

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Related Topix: Alaska, Alaska Government, Global Warming, Environment, Science, Oceanography

Petroleum News

Oral history chronicles 1989 oil spill

The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council and the University of Alaska Fairbanks have partnered to create an online oral history of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Columbian

Frogs freeze themselves for Alaska winters

They do not freeze totally solid, but they do freeze mostly solid. Two-thirds of their body water turns to ice.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Fairbanks radio station to drop APRN for budget reasons

The public broadcasting stations in Fairbanks, faced with a $170,000 budget cut, plan to withdraw from the Alaska Public Radio Network at the end of August, KUAC Manager Keith Martin said.

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APRN

UA President Offered Bonus at Time of Budget Cuts

The president of the University of Alaska has been offered a $320,000 bonus if he stays on the job until 2016.

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