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UAF in the news: Week of Oct. 16, 2006

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: (907) 474-7902


Tsunami curriculum is soaked in history
Fairbanks  Daily News-Miner
Tsunamis, in the past, have devastated coastal Alaska villages. A tsunami on March 27, 1964, triggered by a 9.2 magnitude earthquake, killed more than 100 people in Alaska. Read more ...

Warming may be drying up Alaska's lakes, photo study says
National  Geographic News and several other publications
Thousands of Alaska's lakes have shrunk and many others have dried up over the past 50 years, scientists have discovered. Read more ...

Conservationist presents new, rare finds discovered on island
Kodiak Daily Mirror
Wildlife enthusiasts capped National Wildlife Refuge Week in Kodiak as discoveries of new plant species on the island were added to the recent rare fowl discovered, the Kittlitz’s murrelet. Read more ...

Toyota steps up for Nanooks
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Toyota Motor Sales-USA and Auto Service Co. of Fairbanks have joined forces to provide the Alaska Nanooks with one of their largest corporate sponsorships, Alaska Athletic Director Forrest Karr announced Wednesday afternoon. Read more ...

In Alaska: Studying global warming
Deleware News Journal
High on a bluff outside of Fairbanks, Alaska, a group of scientists points to the wetlands below. Read more ...

UAF drafts plan for walking trails
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and Anchorage Daily News
Last winter, University of Alaska Chancellor Steve Jones and his wife, Judy, took a walk on one of the carefully groomed north campus ski trails–a big no-no. The Joneses were not so politely reminded by several skiers that day that the trails above the main portion of campus are, for the most part, exclusively for use by cross-country skiers. Read more ...

Improved forecasts for watching northern lights
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and several other publications
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A Web site is taking some of the guesswork out of when to make a Thermos of hot coffee, throw on a scarf and venture out into the cold night to take in the northern lights -- even if you're far away from the aurora epicenter in Alaska. Read more ...

Building a work force
Fairbanks  Daily News-Miner
The construction industry in Alaska is booming and Fairbanks is getting its fair share of the action. But those familiar with the industry say there won’t be enough Alaska workers to fill the need in the coming years. Several new initiatives are taking shape in Fairbanks to encourage more high school students and others looking for careers to consider a job in construction. Read more ...