A Juneau researcher presented findings to the American Geophysical Union fall meeting of microplastic particles collected in rain samples, likely blown in from the ocean.
Scientists are finding waters of the Bering Strait are becoming much noisier due to more industrial ship traffic. Alaska residents of the region have noticed more garbage floating ashore recently.
Since earnings from the Permanent Fund have been spent on state government in recent years, research into effects of the fund’s annual dividends has entered a new phase.
By the end of the decade, plastic waste going into the world’s oceans could weigh half as much as the total amount of seafood coming out of them. That’s one finding of a new federal study mandated by the 2020 Save Our Seas 2.0 Act.
The Alaska Aerospace Corporation’s first commercial customer at the Pacific Spaceport Complex on Kodiak Island finally had success launching a rocket to orbit. California-based Astra Space sent up its 43-foot, two-stage Launch Vehicle 0007 on Friday night, carrying a dummy payload as a test for the US Space Force.
A UAF research team found a microbe in North Pole groundwater that eats sulfolane, an industrial solvent, but the organism by itself probably can’t remedy the area’s contamination.