Monthly Archives: July 2014


Electric utility cart cruises Fairbanks campus

The UAF Office of Sustainability recently purchased a new electric utility cart with funds from the student sustainability fee. It will reduce the use of gas vehicles in summers. Plug-in carts have lower operating and maintenance costs, and produce little or no local air pollution. Electric carts reduce dependence on petroleum and may reduce greenhouse gas emissions from … Continue reading Electric utility cart cruises Fairbanks campus

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Ocean acidification threatens Alaska’s fishing communities

Alaska communities dependent on fishing for income or subsistence are most vulnerable to the harm caused by ongoing changes in the ocean chemistry, according to a study by researchers at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Alaska Fairbanks published July 29 in the academic journal Progress in Oceanography.

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