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New UAA Report Recommends Suite of COVID-19 Measures to Avoid Overwhelming Alaska’s Health Care System

New UAA Report Recommends Suite of COVID-19 Measures to Avoid Overwhelming Alaska’s Health Care System

  A team of public health researchers at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) delivered a report to state and municipal leaders that predicts the number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations in the Anchorage/Mat-Su area and Alaska will rise exponentially between March and September 2020. However, current and additional mitigation measures put…

GCI Extends Scholarship Deadline through April 15

GCI Extends Scholarship Deadline through April 15

  ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska students will have a little extra time this Spring to send in their applications for the next round of the GCI Scholarship Program. In light of precautionary measures and concerns regarding COVID-19, GCI has extended the application deadline for its statewide scholarship program,…

Using Artificial Intelligence to Identify Endangered Beluga Whales

Using Artificial Intelligence to Identify Endangered Beluga Whales

  Scientists partnered with tech industry experts to develop the first machine learning application for acoustic monitoring of Alaskan beluga whales. An innovative machine learning application will help scientists collect information essential to protect and recover the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale population.  In 1979, the Cook Inlet beluga population began a…

Understanding Ocean Changes and Climate Just Got Harder

Understanding Ocean Changes and Climate Just Got Harder

The Pacific Decadal Oscillation and North Pacific Gyre Oscillation are not as effective at helping us predict regional…

Ships’ Emissions Create Measurable Regional Change in Clouds

Ships’ Emissions Create Measurable Regional Change in Clouds

  A container ship leaves a trail of white clouds in its wake that can linger in the…

Melting Glaciers Will Challenge Some Salmon Populations and Benefit Others

Melting Glaciers Will Challenge Some Salmon Populations and Benefit Others

  A new Simon Fraser University-led study looking at the effects that glacier retreat will have on western…

A Relationship Between Severe Winter Weather and Arctic Warmth?

A Relationship Between Severe Winter Weather and Arctic Warmth?

  A review article published in Nature Climate Change evaluates whether severe winter weather in the United States, Europe…

Warming Climate Unlikely to Cause Major Methane Release

Warming Climate Unlikely to Cause Major Methane Release

  A long-feared scenario in which global warming causes Arctic permafrost to melt and release enough methane—a potent…

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