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UAF in the news: week of Feb. 4, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902

02/08/08

University elevates study of fisheries to bachelor of arts degree
The Arctic Sounder
Picture a typical liberal arts program: students studying subjects such as political science, writing, economics and anthropology. Now picture those students taking that knowledge and applying it to a fisheries degree.
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The recovery from the Little Ice Age and global warming
The New American
A roughly linear global temperature increase of about 0.5°C per 100 years seems to have occurred from about 1800, or even much earlier, to the present.
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Now wrongdoers have grass on heads to fear
The Telegraph Online
Criminals who claim they were not at the scene of a crime can now be betrayed by their hair.
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Butrovich among a string of pioneers who shaped Alaska
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Many of Alaska's most influential pioneers came from former Yugoslavia. The longest serving territorial and state senator, John Butrovich, was born in 1910 on Fairbanks Creek to John Butrovich Sr. and Zada Kepart Butrovich.
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Fairbanks concert could be a wild one
Anchorage Daily News
We've written about way-out-on-the-edge composer Matthew Burtner before and even admired his music when it was performed in Anchorage.
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Fairbanks filmmakers take their visions to Sundance
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Alaska is a long way from the glitz of the Sundance Film Festival, but Fairbanks was well represented at this year's celebration of independent filmmaking.
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Workshop scheduled on North Aleutian Basin oil and gas development
Alaska Journal of Commerce
Environmentally safe development of oil and gas resources in the North Aleutian Basin will be the subject of a workshop March 18-19 in Anchorage, coordinated by the Alaska Sea Grant College Program.
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Rio Tinto's chief waits for richer BHP offer
"Tehran Times
With his formal training in geology, Tom Albanese could be excused for believing he'd struck the mother lode after orchestrating a bump-free $38 billion acquisition of Alcan just six months into his new job as chief executive of Rio Tinto, the world's second-largest mining house.
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New book puts Alaska climate in focus
The Northern Light
On average, Barrow residents see snow in their community 136 days of the year, while downtown Juneau experiences 86 inches of precipitation annually.
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Researchers nab rarely tagged fin whale in Uganik
Kodiak Daily Mirror
During the past three years, University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers tagged six humpback whales to learn more about their eating habits. However, until recently, no fin whale had ever been tagged in Alaska.
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UAF speaker says renewable electricity is key in gloomy oil scenario
Kodiak Daily Mirror
Doom, gloom and murderous biker gangs killing and pillaging their way down mostly deserted highways is what awaits a world without oil, at least according to the first memorable post-apocalypse movie, "Mad Max."
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Alaska 'energy guy' says solar power is worthwhile
Kodiak Daily Mirror
A four-hour course on integrating solar energy into Alaska homes proved to be a popular event, Tuesday night. The room at Kodiak College was packed, with three people taking seats on the floor to hear what University of Alaska Fairbanks professor Rich Seifert had to say on the subject.
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Yukon Quest's early participants share memories at social
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Kevin Turnbough was just a 29-year-old Midwesterner in search of adventure when he heard through the mushing grapevine about the inaugural Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.
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