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UAF in the news: week of Aug. 6, 2007

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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Thomas leaving Alaska for Colorado
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The face of the Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. in Fairbanks is leaving Alaska.
Curtis Thomas, who spent more than a decade as a popular presence on local news stations before becoming the Fairbanks communications manager for the company that maintains the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, plans to leave Alaska at the end of the month to become BP's community liaison in southwestern Colorado, northwestern New Mexico and the San Juan Basin. Read more ...

Platzangst auf der Eisscholle
Deutschlandfunk Radio
Im arktischen Ozean schwimmt weniger Eis als jemals zuvor Read more in German ...
Read in English on Babelfish ...

Life of seafood research leads to Kodiak Fish Tech
Kodiak Daily Mirror
The importance of aquatic resources to Alaska is 20 times that of citrus to Florida, said candidate for the position of director of the Fishery Industrial Technology Center, Dr. Murat Balaban. Read more ...

Ann Arbor Web firm moves to new office, hires four
The Ann Arbor Internet marketing firm Pure Visibility Monday announced a move to a new office and four new hires with titles you don't hear every day. Read more ...

Accidental and intentional plastic rides the ocean
"ĘTwenty-eight years after scientists spilled hundreds of plastic discs on the ice of the Beaufort Sea to determine ocean currents, another one has come home to roost at the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Read more ...

The crisis under the ice
Los Angeles Times
Any lingering doubts about how ill-prepared we are to face up to the reality of climate change should have been laid to rest this month when two Russian mini-submarines dove two miles under the Arctic ice to plant a Russian flag made of titanium on the seabed. Read more ...

Focusing on the state fair
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Art Martirosyan, a 47-year-old researcher at the Geophysical Institute, also won Grand Champion for his photograph, "Standing Tough,"Ł of a wind-blown tree on Latouche Island, one of the outermost islands in Prince William Sound. Read more ...

UAF scientist is North America's top moose biologist
Anchorage Daily News
A scientist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has been named North America's top moose biologist. Read more ...