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UAF in the news: week of June 25, 2007

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


Extension raises awareness of problematic plants
Peninsula Clarion
Residents and tourists are being asked to pull together next week to help reduce the number of invasive plants on the Kenai Peninsula. Read more ...

Ancient 'ondol' heating systems discovered in Alaska
What are believed to be the world's oldest underfloor stone-lined-channel heating systems have been discovered in Alaska's Aleutian Islands in the U.S. Read more ...

Tara Tippett balances work and family life while keeping the streets safe
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and Anchorage Daily News
Meet the person responsible for keeping the city of Fairbanks safe while you sleep. Read more ...

Attla breaks record in Yukon 800 win
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Harold Attla was expecting Arnold Marks to be right on his outboard motor Sunday in the Doyon Yukon 800 Marathon. Read more ...

Sen. Murkowski picks former Cheney aide as chief of staff
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has picked a University of Alaska Fairbanks graduate and former assistant to Vice President Dick Cheney as her new chief of staff. Read more ...

Icy Bay glaciers get up and go
"¨Until this spring, pilot Paul Claus would land a Supercub on a gravel bar in Icy Bay to give people an up-close look at a calving glacier. This year he can't land there because a glacier has rumbled over the gravel bar. The main glaciers in Icy Bay crept forward up to one-third of a mile sometime between August 2006 and June 2007. Read more ...

Hockey schedule doesn’t do Nanooks any favors
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Somebody in the kingdom of college hockey schedule makers really wants to test new Nanooks’ coach Doc DelCastillo’s mettle in his first-ever season as a college head coach. Read more ...

These teens are really cooking
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Fourteen-year-old Matt Goodwin isn't completely ignorant when it comes to making his way around a kitchen. Often, he said, he'll cook dinner for himself when his parents aren't home. Read more ...

Tracing marijuana to its roots
Science Daily and other online publications
Scientists at the Alaska Stable Isotope Facility can tell whether marijuana confiscated in a traffic stop in Fairbanks likely came from Mexico or the Matanuska Valley. Read more ...

Drifting iceburgs are hotspots of life
Los Angeles Chronicle and multiple other publications
Icebergs that break off Antarctica and drift away turn out to be hotspots of life in the cold southern ocean, researchers report. Climate warming has led to an increase in the number of icebergs breaking away from the Antarctic in recent years, and a team of researchers set out to study the impact the giant ice chunks were having on the environment. Read more ...