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Railroad, mushing and pioneer aviators websites updated

Railroad, mushing and pioneer aviators websites updated

Photo courtesy of William and Shirley EnglishBill English, the first Athabascan pilot in Alaska, with his C-140 float plane around 1948. Bill had a long career...

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UAF photo And they're off! Participants of the 2013 Red Green Regatta push off from the shore and float down river.

KUAC hosts final Red Green Regatta Sunday

University of Alaska Fairbanks photo Participants of the 2013 Red Green Regatta push off from the shore and float downriver. KUAC’s 19th and final Red Green Regatta...

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Museum excavates first elasmosaur specimen in Alaska

Museum excavates first elasmosaur specimen in Alaska

A recent expedition to the Talkeetna Mountains by the University of Alaska Museum of the North has uncovered a new marine reptile fossil from the Age of Dinosaurs...

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Compaction to begin on power plant project

Contractors on the University of Alaska Fairbanks combined heat and power plant project will begin compacting the soil at the construction site this week. Vibro-compaction...

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Fire is a natural part of the boreal forest—an ecosystem dominated by black and white spruce. This species is designed to burn and has cones that release their seeds when under intense heat. (Photo: S. Rupp)

Large wildfires a factor in climate equation

“It’s going to be a bad fire day,” said Scott Rupp, a fire ecologist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and director of the International Arctic Research...

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Deadline extended for Antarctic art contest

Deadline extended for Antarctic art contest

Photo by Nancy Hines Anna McKee made this etching, “Firn Ocean,” in 2011, with inspiration from an ice core drilled from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. The...

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Powers named UAF interim chancellor

Powers named UAF interim chancellor

Mike PowersUniversity of Alaska President Patrick Gamble today announced his selection for the University of Alaska Fairbanks interim chancellor position. Gamble...

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Team returns from Mount McKinley elevation survey climb

Team returns from Mount McKinley elevation survey climb

Photo by Tom Heinrichs, UAF Geophysical Institute.Rhett Foster from CompassData pauses on a ridge leading to the 17,000 foot base camp. A team of four climbers has...

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The mysterious Wrangells offer a clue to Earth then and now

The mysterious Wrangells offer a clue to Earth then and now

Field notes from Paul Layer, dean of the College of Natural Science and Mathematics UAF photo by Todd Paris. Undergraduate geosciences student Kailyn Davis plunges...

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Ancient northern pike found in lake mud

Ancient northern pike found in lake mud

Photo by Ned RozellA northern pike jaw more than 8,000 years old found in the bed of Quartz Lake. While slicing a cylinder of mud he pulled from an Interior Alaska...

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