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UAF in the news: week of March 16, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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From arctic soil, fossils of a goliath that ruled the Jurassic seas
The New York Times
There were monstrous reptiles in the deep, back in the time of dinosaurs. Read more ...

Alaska Nanooks' Johnson named CCHA player of the year; Ferguson is top coach
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
DETROIT--Alaska Nanooks goaltender Chad Johnson received the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's highest individual honor on the same day he became a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, college hockey's version of the Heisman Trophy. Read more ...

Arctic research ship aims to benefit from stimulus money
Alaska Journal of Commerce
A planned multi-million dollar federal fisheries research vessel to be used in Alaska waters looks likely to get a $55 million funding boost from President Barack Obama's stimulus package, which has now been approved by Congress. Read more ...

Japanese scientists cool on theories
The Australian
Three senior Japanese scientists separately engaged in climate-change research have strongly questioned the validity of the man-made global-warming model that underpins the drive by the UN and most developed-nation governments to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Read more ...

Studying the brief life and times of snowshoe hares
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Here on this March morning, in the forested floodplain of the Tanana River, snow is falling with vigor. Read more ...

Redoubt alert status raised after explosion
Anchorage Daily News
Mount Redoubt released a plume of steam and ash that rose about three miles above sea level Sunday afternoon, and geologists at the Alaska Volcano Observatory immediately upgraded volcano's aviation color code status to orange and its alert status to "watch." Read more ...