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UAF in the news: Week of Dec. 31, 2007

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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McCall melt links the Arctic eras
BBC
Science can be a lonely business. "Sometimes you'd just land and set up your equipment," recalls Carl Benson, "and the pilot sees clouds rolling in and says 'I'd better get out of here, do you want to come with me or do you want to stay'? Read more ...

Rich life emerges from nature's freezer
BBC
The Arctic ice supports, literally, the polar bear, a half-tonne behemoth of creamy-white fur and muscle and claws you would not argue with. Read more ...

Earth's climate has and will continue to change
SITNews
"¨My memories of growing up in New York include a blanket of snow on the ground from about Thanksgiving until March. Read more ...

Program works to restore Kodiak Island crab stocks
Anchorage Daily News
KODIAK -- In hopes of reversing a decades-long slump in wild king crab production, the Alaska King Crab Research and Rehabilitation Program (AKCRRAB) was formed as an Alaska Sea Grant partnership with fishermen and coastal communities. Read more ...

Beauty program to open at UAF campus
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Tanana Valley Campus has been granted permission by a state board for a cosmetology pilot program. Read more ...

Chinese bid to build line makes waves
Houston Chronicle
At first blush, the bid by Chinese oil company Sinopec to build a natural gas line from Alaska's energy-rich North Slope may sound like a pipe dream. Read more ...

Christmas kindness in Alaska "with a side of soup
Hartford Courant
This is a family Christmas story thinly disguised as an opinion column. My opinion "hardly original with me" is that the simple act of offering kindness to a stranger can ripple through a lifetime of holidays. Read more ...

Northern lights
Anchorage Press
"¨"¨Illuminated waves of light dance in the night sky on a cold Alaska night. Read more ...

Denise and Samuel Wallace restrospective in Fairbanks
APRN
The Museum of the North is currently exhibiting the work of Native American Artists Denise and Samuel Wallace. Read more ...

Artificial reefs installed north of Juneau
Alaska Report
NOAA press release: State and federal agencies and the University of Alaska Fairbanks cooperated to build two artificial reefs made of stone in the waters of Lynn Canal, 18 to 25 feet down. The experimental project is designed to enhance near-shore marine habitat for fish and invertebrates. Read more ...

Another of Bethel's finest depart
The Tundra Drums
It's 8 p.m., the beginning of police officer Dustin Stonecipher's 12-hour patrol of Bethel's dark, snowy streets. Read more ...

Students seek software projects
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
University of Alaska Fairbanks computer science students are now accepting proposals for software design projects for their spring semester class. Read more ...

Reef project aimed at improved marine habitat
Alaska Journal of Commerce
Two new artificial reefs completed in late December in the waters of Lynn Canal in Southeast Alaska are designed to enhance near-shore marine habitat for fish and invertebrates. The project, a cooperative effort of state and federal agencies and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, was completed Dec. 20, said Jim Balsiger, Alaska regional administrator for NOAA Fisheries. Read more ...

Future holds promise for high-end wild fish products
Alaska Journal of Commerce
Aquaculture, which includes fish farming, will dominate the future world seafood industry, but there will be increased opportunities for wild products in the upper end of the market, a professor of economics says. Read more ...

Seasoned fishermen share stories, advice with young harvesters
"¨Alaska Journal of Commerce
Alaska commercial fishing veterans Robin Samuelsen and Arne Fuglvog told young harvesters Dec. 11 they are the industry's future, and encouraged their full participation in both the fisheries and the regulatory process that governs the harvest. Read more ...

Save Alaska's past--unite state library, museum, archive
Anchorage Daily News
On Jan. 3, 1959, Alaskans awoke to the news that President Eisenhower had signed the bill that admitted us as the 49th state in the union. Read more ...