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UAF in the news: week of Jan. 4, 2010

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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01/08/10

New engine gives a boost to University Fire Department
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The new engine at the University Fire Department might not literally have all the bells and whistles, but it has enough to put a smile on Battalion Chief Pat Mead's face. Read more ...
 
Methane release 'looks stronger'
BBC
Scientists have uncovered what appears to be a further dramatic increase in the leakage of methane gas that is seeping from the Arctic seabed. Read more ...
 
News of the north from San Francisco meeting
Anchorage Daily News
In mid-December 2009, a few dozen Alaska scientists were part of the crowd that attended the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. I was there too. I didn't make it to all 15,788 posters and presentations, but here are some highlights from the notebook. Read more ...
 
Despite family tragedy, West has made his mark on Nanooks men's basketball
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS - Parrish West is playing quality basketball for the Alaska Nanooks--but with a heavy heart. Read more ...
 
'Sparktacular' founder remembers fireworks shows of yore

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--It took just a few Fourth of July celebrations before Mike Thomas came to an unfortunate realization: Mid-summer fireworks displays in Interior Alaska weren't anything to get excited about. Read more ...
 
Discover treasures from the Cooperative Extension Service UAF
Capital City Weekly
When was the last time you visited the Cooperative Extension Service University of Alaska Fairbanks (CES UAF) Web site? Perhaps it's been a while, or perhaps you've never taken the time to surf the site and take stock of all the treasures available in hard copy, electronic media, and on the Internet. Read more ...
 
Forecasters predict least active aurora ever
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--If you're hoping to check out the Northern Lights in 2010, a glance at the Geophysical Institute's aurora forecast Web site isn't going to offer much encouraging news. Read more ...
 
SNAP tracks climate change for Alaska towns
Homer Tribune
Want to know how Homer has changed overtime in an effort to track signs of global warming? Read more ...
 
Natalie Howard fills vacancy on Borough Assembly
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The Borough Assembly selected horse farmer Natalie Howard on Thursday to fill a vacancy created by a member's appointment to the state Legislature. Read more ...