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UAF in the news: week of June 4, 2007

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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Climate change in Alaska - biophysical changes
Science Friday
From the tundra to the glaciers to the permafrost, Alaska and the Arctic are changing with the changing climate. Read more ...

Climate change and the people of Alaska
Science Friday
Climate change is happening faster in Alaska than in almost any other place. Residents are already seeing the effects of warming--and none more so than the state's Native residents. Read more ...

Science Friday blog

 KUAC brings home three Emmys
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
A group of KUAC public television producers and editors nominated for regional Emmy awards this weekend decided that if they left the award ceremony Saturday night empty-handed, they would fashion a mock Emmy statue to accompany them home. Read more ...

Super eruptions
Far North Science
Super eruptions are disasters like none other.
Earth is pocked with giant craters that are reminders of a natural hazard that has happened before, and hopefully won’t happen again any time soon — the “super eruption.” Read more ...

MacMillan to speak at sports conference
Farbanks Daily News-Miner
Tavis MacMillan isn’t coaching hockey these days, but the former Alaska Nanooks head coach is staying busy in the sport. MacMillan, who was involved with the Nanooks for 15 years, including the last three as head coach, is among the speakers scheduled for the Sports Career Conference at the NHL Draft on June 22 in Columbus, Ohio. Read more ...

Scientists talk on warming's effect on forest
Juneau Empire
FAIRBANKS - Climate change provides opportunities as well as challenges, according to the University of Alaska Fairbanks vice chancellor for research. Read more ...

Baby blue king crab join red brethren in hatchery experiment
Alaska Journal of Commerce
Researchers aiming to ultimately rebuild lucrative commercial crab stocks say the project has now produced 1.75 million blue king crab larvae, joining nearly 1 million now-juvenile red king crab. Read more ...

Delta finds alternatives for job seekers
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The Job Center office in Delta Junction closed its doors last week, but the state’s department of labor has teamed up with a local job training facility in an effort to continue providing services. Read more ...

Military exercise could result in mass whale strandings
San Diego Union Tribune
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Mass strandings of beaked whales could occur in Australia this month as a result of naval mid-frequency sonar being used in a joint military exercise, the International Whaling Commission warns in a report. Read more ...

DelCastillo on board in Fairbanks
College Hockey News
FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Alaska-Fairbanks has brought in an assistant from a CCHA rival to be its new head coach. Read more ...