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

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902

08/08/08

Livestock a popular attraction at Tanana Valley Fair
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The state fair wouldn't be the same without the livestock displays where city dwellers get a taste--or smell--of such a wide variety of animals. Read more ...

Matt Emmons' last Olympic experience was a time of ups and downs
Burlington County Times
Matt Emmons' last Olympic experience was a time of ups and downs. Read more ...

Arctic warming at faster pace than projected
Houston Chronicle
TOOLIK LAKE, ALASKA--Ground here that for tens of thousands of years was frozen solid is terra firma no more. Read more ...

Dainty daisies cultivate love-hate rift
Anchorage Daily News
"She loves me, she loves me not ..."That ancient ritual pretty much describes the love-hate relationship this invader inspires in the hearts of plant lovers. Read more ...

Shooting for gold: Alaskans head for Olympics
Anchorage Daily News
The Olympics celebrates sport and competition, but everyone knows that the Olympians celebrated most are those whose medals come with gripping personal stories that almost overshadow their physical achievements. Read more ...

Alaska Railroad, university team up to study vegetation-control herbicides
Progressive Railroading
Alaska Railroad Corp. (ARRC) is working with the University of Alaska-Fairbanks (UAF) to research herbicides that could be used to control vegetation along track. Read more ...

Scientists depart for month-long expedition into the Beaufort Sea
Capital City Weekly
A group of northern-oriented marine scientists departed on a pioneering expedition to the Beaufort Sea last week on an expedition to learn more about the area's fish. Read more ...

UAF hosts Conference of Arctic Parliamentarians
Fort Mill Times
FAIRBANKS, Alaska--The University of Alaska Fairbanks will be the site for the eighth Conference of Arctic Parliamentarians. Read more ...

Beached carcass may be thing of legends
Seward Phoenix Log
Residents from a Western Alaska island are turning to Cup'ig lore and the expertise of scientists to identify the strange remains of an animal coughed up by the Bering Sea. Read more ...

Volcano near Atka erupts
APRN
Kasatochi volcano near Atka, on the Aleutian chain, erupted this  afternoon. Kasatochi is a young volcano with no known historical eruptions, though it is covered in relatively young volcanic debris. Read more ...

Young people need a sense of purpose to succeed in life
Anchorage Daily News
"When my son comes home from school, he lounges in the living room with his friends. They're all seniors in high school who should be thinking about what to do next," a mother in Alaska told me. Read more ...