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UAF in the news: week of Jan. 26, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902

01/30/09

University of Alaska scientist works to defeat silent killer of infants
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--As devastating as it is mysterious, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome claims the lives of more than 4,500 American children every year, and the problem is even more intense in Alaska. Read more ...

Mr. Alaska was all Alaskan to the end
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
When Alaska's third territorial delegate to Congress, James Wickersham, introduced the first statehood act on March 30, 1916, nobody except a small club of supporters and a weekly Valdez newspaper even noticed. Read more ...

Can Alaska's biggest fisheries withstand climate change?
Anchorage Daily News
Are we witnessing the collapse of Alaska's great fisheries? The sharp decreases of Bering Sea pollock stocks (Daily News, Nov. 14, 2008) raise the question of whether Alaska's sustainable fisheries are a myth. Read more ...

Carbon tax won't reduce emissions
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
In his article entitled "More talk of a warming world in San Francisco," (News-Miner Sundays section, Dec. 28), columnist Ned Rozell reported that Pusker Kharecha of the Columbia University Earth Institute spoke at a press conference on "one of the greatest dangers of a dwindling oil supply--the use of more coal, which releases more greenhouse gases per unit than any other fossil fuel." Read more ...

5.7 quake rattles Southcentral
Anchorage Daily News
The magnitude-5.7 earthquake that shook late sleepers awake in Anchorage on Saturday morning also sent fragile artwork in the artsy community of Homer -- much closer to the epicenter -- teetering toward the brink. Read more ...

Alaska's size complicates weather data
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Alaska offers a deep well of resources for scientists studying climate change. Read more ...

Fairbanks police chief announces retirement
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS -- After 20 years of service to the city of Fairbanks, Chief of Police Dan Hoffman announced on Monday he plans to retire in March. Read more ...

Plans emerge for $30 million energy technology and research building at UAF
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Education leaders look to be sharpening their focus on energy research, a move spearheaded by tentative plans to build a 31,000-square-foot building dedicated to energy research--everything from wind and hydrogen to coal--at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Read more ...

What are missiles worth?
Anchorage Press
During George W. Bush's presidency, federal funding poured into Alaska communities like Fort Greely and Kodiak, a result of his administration's hawkish stance on missile defense. Read more ...

Cabaret classes teach singers how to 'really live' music
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--To sing a piece of music is to know the notes and the words, but to perform music is to "really live it," to know what message it is meant to be sending. Read more ...