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UAF in the news: week of Dec. 21, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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Answering letters to Santa in North Pole inspires filmmaker
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS - As a student at North Pole Middle School, Kaleb Yates answered letters to Santa Claus as have thousands of other middle school students in the Christmas-themed town since the 1980s. Read more ...
Jaunelle Celaire: Blazing the Alaskan trail
Jamaica Gleaner
Alaska is best known for snow-capped mountains, Eskimos and, most recently, a feisty hockey mom named Sarah Palin. There is no Caribbean presence. On December 12, Jaunelle Celaire, an associate professor of voice at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, decided to change that. Read more ...
Alaska coal exports up in 2009
Anchorage Daily News
FAIRBANKS -- Alaska's coal exports have increased after a two-year slump and the state's sole producer is optimistic they will remain strong despite international efforts to regulate fossil fuel use. Read more ...
Humans probably didn't wipe out Alaska mammoths, research shows
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The case has been cold for thousands of years, but science might have finally cleared humans as a prime suspect in the demise of the woolly mammoth. Read more ...
Scientists go to extremes for Arctic research
Anchorage Daily News
If you want to know how polar bears are doing, it's not enough to spy on them with satellite telemetry and other technology. You have to go where they live. Read more ...
Researcher tests ties of greenhouse gas to climate
Bellingham Herald
BERING LAND BRIDGE NATIONAL PRESERVE -- Four miles south of the Arctic Circle, the morning sky is streaked with apricot. Frozen rivers split the tundra of the Seward Peninsula, coiling into vast lakes. And on a silent, wind-whipped pond, a lone figure, sweating and panting, shovels snow off the ice. Read more ...

Editor's note: "UAF in the news" will be on hiatus for the holidays. Look for the New Year's edition on Jan. 8, 2010.