While rare earth elements can be found throughout the world, including in Alaska, most of the world’s production takes place in China, putting the supply chain for hundreds of products—as well as significant defense applications—at risk.
“To be an Arctic specialist, one has to have experience with cold climate means, methods, and materials applications in the Arctic, as well as an understanding of the logistics challenges,” says Richard S. Armstrong, founder of RSA Engineering.
For businesses owners and managers, it’s vital to address mental health in the workplace to ensure the well being of employees and maintain productivity.
“We are a well-tested community, which is assisting us in identifying cases early to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in our community,” says Audrey Gray, lead public information officer of the Anchorage Emergency Operations Center.
The Boon of Biomass: Alternative Energy Systems Can Cut Costs, Create Jobs, and Benefit the Environment
Rural Alaska communities are taking a long look at local resources to see if biomass systems can save money, create jobs, and even work in concert with local fire mitigation efforts.
“I really encourage all Alaska Native corporations—for-profit, nonprofit, and tribes—to harness the power of media,” says BBNC’s Jason Metrokin. “People need to understand our history, our relevance, and the opportunities we provide, and advertising is a good way to do that.”
Here is a sneak preview of an article featured in our annual Alaska Native special section, available in our upcoming September 2020 issue.
“If a helicopter company gets a call, it means they can’t use anything else,” says Ely Woods, general manager of ROTAK Helicopter Services, based out of Anchorage. “We can fit into smaller sites and we have vertical takeoff and landing capabilities—airplanes can’t go where helicopters can.”
Alaska’s Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) has established Safety Corridors in areas with a higher than average incidence of fatal and serious injury crashes.
There are a lot of reasons to build with reclaimed materials, from lower costs to decreased environmental impact to the fact that they can be used to truly customize a project.