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Research vessel Sikuliaq arriving in Alaska

Research vessel Sikuliaq arriving in Alaska

Sharice Walker907-474-7208 2/4/2015 The University of Alaska Fairbanks will welcome the research vessel Sikuliaq home to Alaska waters with a series of public events...

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UAF researchers launch rockets

UAF researchers launch rockets

Photo by J. Adkins, NASAThis composite photograph shows four NASA sounding rocket launches from Poker Flat Research Range on the morning of Jan. 26, 2015. The swirls...

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New dates for northern mastodon fossils resolve quandary

New dates for northern mastodon fossils resolve quandary

Theresa Bakker 907-474-6941 1/8/15 Revised age estimates of American mastodon fossils in Alaska and Yukon have resolved a quandary about when these extinct relatives...

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Two bat species newly recorded as Alaska residents

Two bat species newly recorded as Alaska residents

Theresa Bakker 907-474-6941 12/22/14 A little brown myotis captured near Skagway, Alaska, carries a numbered wing band and a radio transmitter. The antenna is visible...

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UAF photo courtesy of Ben PotterUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks professors Ben Potter and Josh Reuther excavate the burial pit at the Upward Sun River site.

Archaeologists discover remains of Ice Age infants in Alaska

Marmian Grimes 907-474-7902 11/10/14 The remains of two Ice Age infants, buried more than 11,000 years ago at a site in Alaska, represent the youngest human remains...

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Sea ice at Barrow. Photo by Ned Rozell.

Dartmouth, University of Alaska Fairbanks scholars to lead new Fulbright Arctic Initiative

Photo by Ned Rozell Sea ice at Barrow. Marmian Grimes 907-474-7902 10/21/14 The U.S. Department of State announced this week that scholars at Dartmouth College and...

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Chicago during early 2014 North American Cold Wave by Edward Stojakovic

Study links sea ice loss to cold air in middle latitudes

Photo by Edward StojakovicChicago and Lake Michigan during the early 2014 North American cold wave. Yuri Bult-Ito 907-474-2462 9/22/2014 Shrinking sea ice in the...

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Goosefoot Farm grows turnips and a dream

Goosefoot Farm grows turnips and a dream

From left, Christine St. Pierre, Brad St. Pierre and Matt Springer gather turnips at Goosefoot Farm. Nancy Tarnai 907-474-5042 8-11-2014 In its first year of production,...

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Caribou from the Central Arctic herd along the Sagavanirktok River in northern Alaska. Photo by D. Gustiine, USGS.

More wildfires could cut success for hunters of forest-dwelling caribou

Kristin Timm 907-474-7064 7-25-2014 Photo by D. Gustine, USGSCaribou from the Central Arctic herd along the Sagavanirktok River in northern Alaska. Everyone needs...

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UAF photo courtesy of Katey Walter Anthony Researchers observe that roughly 5,000 years ago, thermokarst lakes in ice-rich regions of North Siberia and Alaska [Yedoma region] began cooling, instead of warming the atmosphere. Pictured: An overhead view of arctic thermokarst lakes.

Study: Climate-cooling arctic lakes soak up greenhouse gases

UAF photo courtesy of Katey Walter AnthonyThermokarst lakes like these, which are found in ice-rich regions of northern Siberia and Alaska, began cooling instead...

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