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Grades Still Slipping on Arctic Report Card None 

Grades Still Slipping on Arctic Report Card

At an annual gathering of thousands of scientists that has grown in step with the increasing number of people on Earth, researchers at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union again sounded the alarm for a quiet place — the top of the world.

GCI’s Paul Landes Wins Statewide Award for Extensive Philanthropic Efforts None 

GCI’s Paul Landes Wins Statewide Award for Extensive Philanthropic Efforts

AFP Alaska Chapter names Landes as the organization’s 2018 Outstanding Philanthropist

Red Cross Continues Damage Assessment and Recovery Casework None 

Red Cross Continues Damage Assessment and Recovery Casework

It’s been nearly two weeks since a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the Southcentral area of Alaska. Since the day of the earthquake, the Red Cross has been hard at work throughout the affected areas, providing comfort, supplies, and support to those who need it.

Study: Degrading Permafrost Puts Arctic Infrastructure at Risk by Mid-Century None 

Study: Degrading Permafrost Puts Arctic Infrastructure at Risk by Mid-Century

Seventy percent of the current infrastructure in the Arctic has a high potential to be affected by thawing permafrost in the next 30 years. Even meeting the climate change targets of the Paris Agreement will not substantially reduce those projected impacts, according to a new study published in Nature Communications.

Humpback Whales Linger in Sitka Sound None 

Humpback Whales Linger in Sitka Sound

The Allen Marine tour boat pushed off the dock at the Sitka Crescent Harbor on a clear crisp October afternoon with University of Alaska Southeast researchers, alumni and supporters of the university in search of humpback whales. It didn’t take long to find them.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation Announces Significant Donation to Red Cross of Alaska None 

Marathon Petroleum Corporation Announces Significant Donation to Red Cross of Alaska

At the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce “Make It Monday” Forum, Marathon Petroleum Corporation announced a significant new donation to the American Red Cross of Alaska for the construction and delivery of an Alaska-specific next generation Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV).

Chugach Donates Hundreds of Turkeys to Charity None 

Chugach Donates Hundreds of Turkeys to Charity

In an effort to make the holidays brighter for hundreds of Alaskans, Chugach Electric Association is donating 450 turkeys to 10 local non-profits. Chugach’s holiday turkey delivery will occur this week as part of an annual tradition.

10th Annual Polar Plunge None 

10th Annual Polar Plunge

The 10th Annual Special Olympics Alaska Polar Plunge is expected to draw thousands of people to Goose Lake Saturday, December 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as participants take the plunge to support sports training and competition for Special Olympics Alaska athletes statewide.

Stacey Glaser Appointed Chukchi Campus Director None 
Schaible Estate Gift Supports UAF Students None 

Schaible Estate Gift Supports UAF Students

A $2.7 million gift from the estate of longtime university supporter Grace Schaible will benefit students, public radio and art collections at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.