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UAF in the news: week of March 17, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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Birding in 'Yup'ik Country'
Anchorage Daily News
BETHEL, Alaska--You can say it in six words. Spectacled eider. Emperor goose. Sabine's gull. This list of birds explains why it's not unrealistic to think that people from far away places will visit the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to look at birds through binoculars. Read more ...

Nanooks claim 10th NCAA rifle crown
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The Alaska Nanooks came through with golden colors on Saturday to claim the 10th NCAA Rifle championship for the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Read more ...

Perfect 10s
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Since the NCAA Rifle Championships began in 1980, shooters from the University of Alaska Fairbanks have claimed the national championship 10 times. They've finished runner-up another four times. Read more ...

Interior legislators eye funding plan for new UAF science building
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
JUNEAU--As the Legislature and Gov. Sarah Palin battle over funding for dozens of local capital projects, Interior lawmakers are quietly looking for a way to fund a $113 million science building the University of Alaska has wanted for years. Read more ...

Fish spells oil boom and more for Alaska
The Fish Site
ALASKA - Alaska's economy could get a boost out of oil - but not crude. Fish oils ar the most sought-after health product and the near Arctic state is well placed to capitalise on growing global demand. Read more ...

Green, leafy invaders finding a home in Alaska
"¨With only five roads connecting it to the outside world, and a small number of airports and seaports, Alaska is more like an island than the peninsula it is. That isolation has helped save Alaska from the widespread invasion of non-native plants, but exotics are finding their way in. Read more ...

UAF paleontolgist strikes it big in Norway; uncovers new species of ancient 'monster'
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Patrick Druckenmiller spent three weeks last summer on the remote Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, working in freezing temperatures and looking out for polar bears. Read more ...

Grant funding for rural health care announced
The Arctic Sounder
The University of Alaska Fairbanks has been chosen to receive a grant to help train health-care workers who live in rural Alaska. Read more ...

Earthworms aren't always our friends
Anchorage Daily News
Who would have thought that earthworms could be considered bad, exotic or invasive? Certainly not me, and I bet you didn't think so either. Read more ...

Bristol Bay loses a community hero in 'true Alaskan' Salmon
Bristol Bay Times
Daniel Robert Salmon, who died Feb. 27, 2008, in a plane crash on his way home to Igiugig from Anchorage, left this world doing what he loved most--flying. Read more ...