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  • Carbon Dioxide Sample From Utqiaġvik Provides Wake-up Call on Climate Apr 18, 2019
    NOAA scientist Bryan Thomas stands outside the Barrow Atmospheric Baseline Observatory. How does the buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere measured at Hawai‘i’s Mauna Loa volcano over the last six decades compare with the air above Alaska? During a recent spring trip to Utqiaġvik, I had a chance to find out by visiting the […]
  • United States Wins Dispute Finding China’s Administration of Grain Tariff-Rate Quotas Breaches WTO Commitments Apr 18, 2019
      (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel found that China has administered its tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) for wheat, corn, and rice inconsistently with its WTO commitments.  Contrary to those commitments, China’s TRQ administration is not transparent, […]
  • Murkowski questions National Guard and Reserve Leaders on Arctic Training Apr 18, 2019
     Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) recently participated in a Defense Appropriations Subcommittee hearing to review the FY2020 Budget Request for the National Guard and Reserve. During the hearing, Murkowski emphasized the military’s significant and evolving opportunities in the Arctic. The Committee heard from the following witnesses: General Joseph L. Lengyel, Chief […]
  • Commercial Fishermen Dismayed with Legislature’s Confirmation of Pro-Pebble Advocate to Head Key Water Quality Watchdog Agency Apr 18, 2019
      Jason Brune Approved as Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Juneau – Legislators voted to confirm Jason Brune as Commissioner for the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). By voting him in, those legislators ignored the voices of thousands of Alaskans who weighed in during public testimony.  By voting to confirm a former Pebble Limited Partnership […]
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  • Representatives Criticize Decision to rush Departure of Alaska Public Defender Apr 17, 2019
      Governor Dunleavy stifles voice of Public Defender during important public safety discussions JUNEAU – House State Affairs Committee Co-Chair Representative Zack Fields and House Judiciary Committee Chair Representative Matt Claman on Tuesday expressed disappointment in Governor Mike Dunleavy’s decision to accelerate the departure of the state’s longtime Public Defender, Quinlan Steiner, by appointing an […]
  • Recruiting for More than 4,000 Seafood Processing Workers Apr 17, 2019
      ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaskans looking for summer employment have the opportunity to work in the seafood processing industry. Employers are recruiting for more than 4,000 full-time temporary seafood workers and most offer transportation, room and board benefits for those who successfully complete their contract. Alaskans seeking to work in the seafood industry can consider […]
  • Escapee Arrested after holding up Woman at Northern Lights Bus Stop Apr 17, 2019
      Anchorage escapee, 45-year-old Elizabeth Nesbitt, who had escaped from custody while housed at the Midtown Halfway House three weeks earlier on March 21st, was captured after committing another crime on West Northern Lights Boulevard on Monday, Anchorage police revealed on Tuesday. APD had obtained a felony arrest warrant for Nesbitt after she walked away […]
  • April 17th, 1869 Apr 17, 2019
  • KeyBank Employee who stole $4.2 Million from Vault to be Sentenced April 29th Apr 17, 2019
      On Tuesday, U.S Attorney Bryan Schroder’s office released the sentencing memorandum that the Department of Justice filed in federal court regarding 2011 KeyBank robber, Gerardo “Gary” Cazarez- Valenzuela (“Gary Valenzuela”). Valenzuela, who was a KeyBank Vault Manager at an Anchorage KeyBank on the Old Seward Highway in 2011, concocted an intricate plan to empty […]

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Carbon Dioxide Sample From Utqiaġvik Provides Wake-up Call on Climate

Carbon Dioxide Sample From Utqiaġvik Provides Wake-up Call on Climate

NOAA scientist Bryan Thomas stands outside the Barrow Atmospheric Baseline Observatory. How does the buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere measured at Hawai‘i’s Mauna Loa volcano over the last six decades compare with the air above Alaska? During a recent spring trip to Utqiaġvik, I had a…

Innoko is a Long River Short on People

Innoko is a Long River Short on People

A quick comparison of two great rivers in America: One, the Wabash, runs 503 miles through Indiana, flowing past 4 million people on its journey to the Ohio River. The other, the Innoko, slugs its way 500 miles through low hills and muskeg bogs in west-central Alaska to…

Air Temperatures in the Arctic are Driving System Change

Air Temperatures in the Arctic are Driving System Change

 A new paper shows that air temperature is the “smoking gun” behind climate change in the Arctic, according to John Walsh, chief scientist for the University of Alaska Fairbanks International Arctic Research Center. Several UAF researchers are co-authors on the paper, which says that “increasing air temperatures…

Iditarod: One of the Last Gold Rush Towns

Iditarod: One of the Last Gold Rush Towns

  The mushers were gone, and so were the 640 dogs that pulled them out of town. A…

NASA Begins Final Year of Airborne Polar Ice Mission

NASA Begins Final Year of Airborne Polar Ice Mission

  This is the last year for Operation IceBridge, NASA’s most comprehensive airborne survey of ice change. Since…

A Slippery Slope: How Climate Change is Reshaping the Arctic Landscape

A Slippery Slope: How Climate Change is Reshaping the Arctic Landscape

 Increasing ground temperatures in the Arctic are indicators of global climate change, but until recently, areas of…

A Decade of Exploring Alaska’s Mountain Glaciers

A Decade of Exploring Alaska’s Mountain Glaciers

 Flying low over some of the most dramatic landscapes on the planet, a cadre of scientists and…

First Lambeosaurine Dinosaur from the Arctic Discovered

First Lambeosaurine Dinosaur from the Arctic Discovered

  HOKKAIDO, JAPAN – Paleontologists from Hokkaido University in Japan, in cooperation with paleontologists from the Perot Museum…

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