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UAF in the news: week of March 31, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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Rockets get young scientists fired up
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Six hours, two Saturdays and a long trek into a snow-covered hayfield for a minute of flight might not sound like a fair trade, but the students at Steele Creek Road kept their eyes fixed on the sky. Read more ...

Dillingham to host Western Alaska science conference
Bristol Bay Times
Science, innovation and education will be the focus throughout the Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum taking place April 3-6 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Bristol Bay Campus in Dillingham. Read more ...

Art meets science"
The Fairbanks community was treated to something a little different recently: a variety show about a group of scientists and artists who met to explore the effects of the 2004 Boundary fire, which burned over half a million acres of boreal forest. Emily Schwing checked out the production. Read more ...

Following a busy day in the life of Kenji Yoshikawa
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
WHITE MOUNTAIN--The University of Alaska Fairbanks' Kenji Yoshikawa is making a snowmachine journey from Emmonak, at the mouth of the Yukon, to Kotzebue, about 800 trail miles away. Read more ...

Alaska still can prevent an invasion by weeds
Anchorage Daily News
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. Read more ...

Global warming and Fairbanks' power solution
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
In the future, nuclear energy might become more attractive for many regions worldwide, even for Interior Alaska. However, I am not sure whether the public will accept a renaissance of nuclear energy. Read more ...

Haagenson steps in as state energy 'czar'
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
JUNEAU--Steve Haagenson has a passion for energy and a knack for jumping right into things. Read more ...

Don't expect the Arctic to be a frozen waste much longer
Scientific American
Entire Alaskan coastal villages are slipping into the sea. The permafrost and the vast ice sheet on Greenland are melting, raising the prospect of a change in global ocean currents. Read more ...

3,000-year-old ivory carving depicts whaling scene
Daily India
London, April 1: Archaeologists working in the Russian Arctic have unearthed a remarkably detailed 3,000-year-old ivory carving that depicts groups of hunters engaged in whaling, which pushes back direct evidence for whaling by about 1,000 years. Read more ...

The Alaska Volcano Observatory - 20 years of partnership in support of public safety and volcano science
Alaska is one of the most volcanically active regions on Earth, located at the far northern border of the Pacific Ocean, a vast, rugged area of critical importance to global commerce and national security. Read more ...

Tsunami tale to be unveiled
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
On March 27, 1964, the tiny village of Chenega was swallowed up by the tsunamis that followed the Good Friday earthquake. Read more ...